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Michelle is an artist, musician, songwriter, and healing arts practitioner.  She brings an intuitive and creative sensibility to all her offerings, providing a transformational space for personal growth and spiritual connection through integrative coaching, meditative sound & music journeys, craniosacral therapy / energy balancing, and the facilitation of group singing and chanting.

Michelle has published 2 Sound Healing Albums with Hay House Publishing Company:  Sound Healing Meditations for Inner Peace & Wellbeing and Sound Healing Music for Meditation.  She has also the creator of the the Mystic Path Oracle. 





    • Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching CertificationThe Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (Univ. of Arizona) / 2021

    • Certified Personal & Executive Coaching CertificationThe CAPP Institute (Coaching & Positive Psychology) /  2020

    • Personal Development Coaching Certification  / The CAPP Institute (Coaching & Positive Psychology) / 2020

    • Positive Psychology: Martin E. P. Seligman’s Visionary ScienceUniversity of Pennsylvania / 2020

    • Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions / University of Pennsylvania / 2020

    • Professional Herbalism: Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western Herbalism / Portland Community College / 2018

    • Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant 300 hour Certification Vedic Studies, Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra, & Meditation, The American Institute of Vedic Studies / July 2015 


    • Beginner student of the Dhrupad, Classical Indian Vocal Tradition  with The Dagar Lineage since 2018

    • Foundations of Sound Healing: 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification  with The Soul of Yoga / Fall 2019

    • Yoga of the Voice: Sacred Sound & Voice Training with Silvia Nakkach & Vox Mundi Project / 3.5 years completed Sept. 2019

    • Human Tuning: The Science of Sound Healing and Tuning Forks Training with Dr John Beaulieu / October 2018

    • Biofield Tuning Foundations Training with Eileen Day McKusick / Spring  2016


    • Restorative / Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla, California / 2011

    • 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training / Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla, California / 2008

    • Pranayama Training / Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ananda Ashram, Monroe, New York. July 2006

    • Offering group & individual Yoga Instruction since 2001.  In addition to various studio positions, past Yoga Instructor employment includes:  The Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur, CA),  Estancia Hotel & Spa (La Jolla, CA), The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe (Rancho Santa Fe, CA), Paradise Point Resort & Spa (San Diego, CA).

    • Student of Yoga Asana & Yoga Philosophy since 1996.  Offering yoga instruction, on and off in individual and group settings since 2001.

    • Ashtanga Yoga Instruction with Pathabi Jois,  Mysore, India 2000  

    • Exploration of Various Dance Forms including Capoeira, Flamenco, West African Dance, Kathak, Odissi, & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. 

    • 5 Rhythms Movement Practice workshops with founder Gabrielle Roth in 2005 & 2006, and with Lucia Horan in 2009 & 2021 at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur California


    • Over 1000 hours of formal training in various Therapeutic Bodywork & Massage Modalities including: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Techniques, Thai Massage Techniques, Zen Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Polarity Therapy, Hot Stone Technique, Balinese Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Qi Gong Healing, & Chakra Balancin

    • Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork professional working in private practice, health & wellness centers, and spa environments since 2001


    • Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from The University of Colorado / May 2000.  Main focus was indigenous cultures past and present: shamanism, spiritual practices, cosmology, & healing practices


    • A seated meditation practice has been an essential tool for helping me to navigate skillfully through my day to day life.  I was initiated in the technique of Transcendental Meditation in 1996, eventually exploring other Meditation techniques and traditions including the Buddhist techniques such as Zazen, Vispassana, Samatha, and Anapanasati. I have spent time on retreat in several meditation centers over the years:  Plum Village Practice Center 2000  (Lineage of Thich Nhat Hahn - France), Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center  2003 & 2008  (Lineage of Suzuki Roshi - Mill Valley, CA), Ithaca Zen Center  2005 (Lineage of Joshu Sasaki Roshi - Ithaca, NY), Dhamma Mahavana  2005 (Vipassana Meditation lineage of  S. N. Goenka - Northfork, CA), Phool Chatti Ashram  2006 (Center for Yoga & Meditation - Rishikesh, India), Dhamma Dena Vipassana Center 2012 (Vipassana Meditation lineage S. N. Goenka) - Joshua Tree, CA