Michelle Marchildon The Yogi Muse


Yogi. Mother. Muse.

Michelle Berman Marchildon is a yogi, mother and writer trying to maintain a sense of humor in a hectic world. She’s a longtime, professional, award-winning journalist, author of The Yogi Muse Blog and the memoir, Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga. Her book for yoga teachers, Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, has become one of the fastest growing and widely accepted texts for yoga teachers throughout the world.

She’s a Featured Columnist for Elephant Journal and Origin Magazine, a Contributing Editor for Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, and a contributor under contract to Sports Illustrated. She has also written for Yoga Journal, Teachasana, My Yoga Online and 90 Monkeys. Her wit and dry humor has earned her the title, ‘The Erma Bombeck of the Mat.’ She teaches yoga and raises her family in Denver, Colorado. Her classes are available on www.yogadownload.com and www.yogasteya.com.


Michelle is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing since 1999 and teaching since 2007.  She started with an Ashtanga practice, then worked her way through Power, Vinyasa and Anusara yoga styles. You can find her local classes at Corepower Yoga in Cherry Hills and Yoga Pod in South Glenn.

Michelle tries to help everyone rediscover their potential by finding more on the mat. Through a balance of alignment and flow, Michelle’s classes take you to a deeper awareness in your practice. Known for her ability to weave a theme with technical cues, Michelle can put the story in your body and give you a path to find your dreams.  Her class will have you laughing through the tears to enlightenment.




  • Origin Magazine: Teachers We Love Who Are Changing the World, January 2012
  • Origin Magazine: Mothers we love, June 2013.
  • Contributing Editor, Mantra Magazine.
  • Yoga Journal: “Choose” was chosen for the ‘Om Section’ April 2013.
  • Ambassador for Kiragrace Yoga Clothes.
  • Ambassador for Inner Waves Organics.
  • Featured Colorado instructor for Friday Night Yoga and the Wellness Initiative.
  • Headline teacher for Yoga 4 Hope festival in Windsor, Ont. Sept. 2013.



A friend in need.

A friend in need.



Michelle supports the rights, welfare and sanctuaries of animals. In years past she has supported the U.S. Humane Society’s Farm Animal Protection Campaign. She also supports the National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado Springs, and the Boulder Humane Society who rescued animals after the flood of 2013. Lately she has been donating to various charities rehabilitating pit bulls, because Michelle knows what it is to be misunderstood.


  • E- RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Hatha Yoga.
  • Anusara Inspired 2009, Resigned 2012.
  • Teacher Trainings: Anusara: Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes. CorePower: Lisa Richards.
  • Yoga Therapeutics: Advanced Intensive, Amy Ippoliti.
  • Yoga Immersions: Anusara Immersions, Amy Ippoliti, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Magnet Immersions with Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes and Amy Ippoliti, 2011, 2012. Immersion with Baron Baptiste, 2009.
  • Wisdom Warriors (TM)  A certified teacher for older yogis.
  • Asana Junkies, a loyal junkie to the program created by Christina Sell.








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