2017 Theme: Go Where You are Loved.
Michelle Marchildon is the Yogi Muse.
She is a real voice in yoga, never yoga voice.
Writing: Inspiration, wit, wisdom, laughter, and always the brutal honest truth.
Michelle is an author, an award-winning journalist and yoga columnist. With wit and wisdom, Michelle writes about the funny and poignant issues in our lives. She contributes to Yoga International, Sports illustrated, the Elephant Journal , Origin Magazine, Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, Teachasana, My Yoga Online , and 90 Monkeys. She has videos on YogaDownload and YogaSteya. She also writes The Yogi Muse blog.
Michelle is the author of two books. Finding More on the Mat: How I grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga (Hohm Press) is the hilarious story of how yoga works and an older yogi's transformation through yoga. Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga (Wildhorse Ventures) is the bestselling resource for helping yoga teachers use a theme in yoga.
Mission: Finding the "light" in enlightenment.
Michelle’s mission is to help everyone find clarity on the mat, and purpose in life. She teaches yoga with an eye to improving alignment, understanding the pose, supporting the student and growing the practice. She meets every student where they are, and supports them along the way. The key to unlocking the practice, and attaining the most difficult, level 3 poses resides in how we begin. How we begin is how we proceed. Michelle teaches with patience, precision and a whole lot of humor. If you can't laugh at yourself doing yoga, you might be doing it wrong.
Workshops, Retreats and Speaking
Michelle is known for teaching with a light touch and bringing inspiration to the mat. Michelle offers the "Theme Weaver" series of workshops to help yoga teachers connect authentically to students. Michelle is also a motivational teacher and is often used for fundraisers and yogathons. She is an approved “Wisdom Warrior” yoga teacher for the older student, a class designed by Desiree Rumbaugh. Michelle offers private instruction, workshops, teacher training and retreats to share time with other great beings on the path.
Stuff she likes
Michelle is proud to be the first Global Goodwill Ambassador for Corepower Yoga, believing that the best yoga is always the one you do. She is an ambassador for Kiragrace, clothes which allow her to be both cute and yogic. She also represents Inner Waves Organics, the best, natural, cotton, organic yoga clothing made in the United States, by super human beings, for super human beings that care about Mother Earth.