Michaela found her path toward yoga shortly after moving to the U.S. in 2000 from Germany where she was born and raised. Never having been an athletic, bendy kind of person she didn't think yoga was it for her. As life in a new country threw one curve ball after another at her, she got invited to step onto the yoga ride by a friend and has never looked back. Inside the cocoon of a cozy, dimly lit yoga room, Michaela felt as though she finally slipped into her body. Over time, and with practice, she was amazed at how strong and reliable her body and mind were. Yoga gave her the courage to embrace life's challenges in another way, from fierce warrior to peaceful goddess. Originally trained in the Ashtanga style, Michaela is fascinated by the various styles of yoga and considers herself fortunate to have studied with experienced teachers of Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, Flow and prenatal yoga. About to complete her 250 hour massage practitioner certification, Michaela likes to incorporate her knowledge of acupressure/meridian message and hands-on adjustments. Yoga and movement is an integral, healing party of her daily life. She wants her students to experience yoga for themselves just as they are for whatever their need is in the moment. There's a yoga style and teacher for everybody at any age. When you come to Michaela's class be prepared for a fun vinyasa blend that will challenge and empower you. You'll leave smiling, centered and ready to tackle the world.