“One of the most inspiring teachers in Denver.”

037MichelleInspiration lives inside, and Michelle helps you find it. Voted one of the most inspiring teachers of Denver by a 90 Monkeys Survey, she travels throughout the country helping teachers connect authentically with students. In addition, Michelle is available to teach workshops and fundraisers where a little something “more” is needed. She helps us laugh our way to enlightenment.





The Warrior’s Heart: Asana and Inspiration by Christina Sell and Michelle Marchildon. March 17&18, 2017 Denver, Colorado

Discover the poetic text of the Bhagavad Gita, which translates as “the song of God,” and is considered a treasured national text of India. Rich with instructions about how to live with honor, dignity and purpose, this poem is both spiritually inspiring and practical. Theme Weaver: Connect the power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, by Michelle Marchildon, is the bestselling book that shows teachers of all types of yoga how to speak with one’s authentic voice, and develop connection in the classroom using “The Other Eight Limb Path©.”

In this workshop, Christina Sell and Michelle Marchildon will apply the principles of Theme Weaver to storytelling and asana practice in a way that is practical, inspiring and fun. This is the first of a new series of Theme Weaver workshops based on mythology and story telling. It is meant to unlock your own inspiration as you connect to the Gita and to your practice in a fresh and invigorating way. 

  • Cost: $175
  • Hours: 9-5, with a break for lunch, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Location: Highlands Ranch, CO.
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Past Workshops of 2016

Denver: Theme Weaver Weekend Workshop October 14 – 16, 2016

Find Inspiration, Cultivate Your Voice and Create Amazing Classes

 The ability to theme a yoga class is partly a gift, and partly a skill we can develop. There are techniques and timings we can learn to make it easier to wake our students up to a greater experience in the body, mind and spirit.

Theme Weaver uses “The Other Eight Limbed Path.” It takes the mystery out of theming with a formula anyone can follow. If you have a desire to be authentic in your class, tell a story, use mythology, or create greater connection for your students, then this workshop is for you.

Enrollment is limited to create a supportive and powerful experience for each participant. 12 hours. C.E. credit with Yoga Alliance.

Cost: $140. Hours: Friday, October 14, 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Saturday, October 15, 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break. Sunday, October 16 9:00 to 12:00. Location is in Highlands Ranch, South Denver, Colorado

To enroll, email


Geek Hours 2016

At heart, Michelle is a geek. She was in the library when others were out partying. Her geeky workshops will focus on alignment, teaching techniques, asana and themes. 2017 will be dedicated to mythology, asana and teaching skills in the classroom. The schedule will be posted in December.

Geek Sessions: $40.

To enroll, email


Kali - Goddess of Badassness

Kali – Goddess of Badassness

Myths, Magic and Mayhem, 2015

Start your year off with a little magic and mysticism from the Ramayana and Mahabharata texts. We will have “adult” story time with the myths of Hinduism, and then enjoy a light practice celebrating the Gods, Goddesses and Animals of mythology. Perfect for those looking for the backstory of yoga.

  • Date: January 15 and 22.
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Place: Home studio. Limited to 12 participants.
  • Cost: $40 for both evenings.
  • Email to R.S.V.P. and get directions.

 Yoga, Mythology, Alignment, Philosophy Workshops

Michelle offers monthly workshops in yoga studies to teachers and lifelong students. The cost is $40 for most. 

  • Geek Alignment 1: Mostly lecture on the 5 Core Principles of Alignment: March, July, October
  • Geek Alignment 2: Mostly lecture on the 7 loops that bring the postures to life: May, August, November
  • Mythology: Michelle is a student of Comparative Mythology. Lectures and evenings will be announced as the Muse strikes her.


 Theme Weaver Workshops

Why not learn how to theme and sequence your class from the woman who wrote the book? Based on the bestselling guide to creating themes and inspiration for yoga, Michelle offers “Theme Weaver” workshops throughout the world.  She can join your YTT, or offer a separate workshop for local teachers. Contact her through the website if you are interested.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Oct. 3 Atlanta, GA SE Yoga Conf.
  • Oct. 20: , Greenwich Ct., Be Shri Yoga
  • Nov. 14-16, Denver, Kindness Yoga
  • Nov. 22, Denver, Buffy Barfoot YTT
  • Dec.20, Jan 23-24 2015: Louisville, Co Soultree Yoga
  • May 1-3, 2015 Dallas, Inspire Yoga
  • Feb 27-28, 2016 Greenwich Ct
  • May 1, River Yoga, Denver Colorado
  • May 13-15, 2016 Playoga, Colorado Springs
  • Oct 14,15,16 2016, Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the San Marcos School of Yoga
  • Oct, 2017, Michigan



Theme Weaver: The Introduction

A 2.5 hour workshop based on “The Other Eight Limbed Path.” We go over the steps, create an Anecdote and practice our timings.

“This session was brilliant and gave my students a more confident start in their teaching,” said Buffy Barfoot, an E-500 RYT in Denver, Co.


Theme Weaver, The Weekend Intensive


Do you like to tell a story or work a concept into your class? Or does this part of teaching make you extremely uncomfortable?  The weekend is meant for those who are interested in developing their teaching. We will build One Word, Two Word and Multi-Part Themes, sequence to a theme, create a cohesive experience with props, adjustments and partnering. YA registered. Do not be a commodity teacher. This is guaranteed to blow your mind!

Kindness Yoga: Nov 14 – 16, 2014. Register here at

Soultree Yoga, Louisville, CO, January 23-24, 2015.

Inspire Yoga, Dallas TX, April 17 – 19 2015.

San Marcos School of Yoga, Austin TX. The October TW is designed for students of SMSoY.



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Local Practice and Asana Junkies

Do you want to practice with a group of like-minded crazy people? Me too! I have been asked to create a practice group at the house for advanced asana. I see it being a small group meeting once a month. Let me know if you are interested, and the times you are most likely to be available. Hoping to start this with your input.
Cost: $10 at the door.



Past Events

Prop it Up!

Have you ever wondered how to use props in a more intelligent and adventurous manner? We will explore going deeper into poses and pushing past our boundaries using the wall, blocks, bolsters, chairs, bricks and straps. This is for teachers and students who are curious about finding more on the mat.

Kindness Yoga at Hilltop. $5 for Kindness teachers. $20 for everyone else. April 15, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Inversions! From Sirsasana to Scorpion in 4 weeks.MM-4198

2014 Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. $60.

A new year is a great time to turn upside down. Join a small group of yogis in learning the proper alignment, tips and techniques to going upside down. All levels from beginner to experienced. $20 and an email will reserve a spot. Limited to 12.

Silver and Sexy, April 26 – 27, 2013

A walk on the wild side with myself and the beautiful Cat McCarthy.

Wisdom Warriors, May 7 – 10, 2013

Desiree Rumbaugh is coming to Denver to lead the first ever Wisdom Warriors teacher training for those interested in serving the yogi who is advanced in both skill and maturity. Open to students and teachers. I will be assisting Desiree.


Beginner’s Mind, Seeker’s Heart in January 2013

Meeting once a week to delve into the teachings of yoga.


Teacher Trainings

Michelle offers Theme Weaver workshops and other Yoga Teacher Trainings. Please see the “Workshops” page.

“Good to Great: Elevate your Teaching.”

Small group sessions to encourage skills in developing authenticity, a unique voice, timing, pacing, sequencing, and adjusting. Offered in January of most years. Contact Michelle if you are interested.



 Book Signings

Michelle is available to visit your studio for readings and to sign copies of her books. Upcoming schedule includes:

  • Sept 19, 2014, Yoga Journal Estes Park Book signing at 1:30.
  • Oct. 3 Southeast Yoga Conference, Atlanta Ga, Panel and Book Signing




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