"One of the most inspiring teachers in Denver."

037MichelleVoted one of the most inspiring teachers of Denver by a 90 Monkeys Survey, Michelle 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 connect to our purpose and laugh our way to enlightenment.




Theme Weaver Workshops

Theme Weaver

Based on the bestselling guide to creating themes and inspiration for yoga, Michelle offers "Theme Weaver" workshops throughout the world. These sessions bring the book to life. They inspire your teachers and help you find the perfect words to motivate students. Michelle is also an E-500 RYT, CE Registered with Yoga Alliance, so all credits count for continuing education.  Contact her through the website if you are interested.

There are 2 Theme Weaver Workshops:


The Intro Workshop is a 2.5 hour event that brings the concepts of the book to light. It is perfect for the 200-hour YTT or as a refresher for teachers. It is inspiring, enlightening and most of all, fun. Teachers will realize why they wanted to teach, and which themes are the best fit for them. Most of the time when a teacher struggles in communication, it's not because they are "bad at it." It's because they simply chose the wrong theme.

Cost: $125. Michelle gets around, so if she's in your area she's happy to stop by to offer this event.

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

Weekend Workshop

The Weekend Workshop is a deep dive into theming, inspiration and communication skills. It is designed for a 300-hour YTT or a studio where the teachers are experienced and looking for "something more." Teachers will have a chance to discover their key virtues, write several classes, and practice round-robin teaching with inspiration. It is a light-hearted event but meant to bring about serious enlightenment. Michelle works with the studio's weekend schedule to offer 12-15 hours of accredited CE workshop hours.

Cost: Michelle works with the studio. It is either a 70/30 split, or a set fee, or a combination of both. Please contact her at

For references, please feel free to contact any of the studios below.

Upcoming Workshops and Appearances

  • February 8, 2018, Studio Share, Pueblo, CO.
  • April 13-15, 2018, Dew Yoga, Stamford Conn.
  • August 18-19, Pranava, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • October 2018, PeaceLab Yoga, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • October 13-14, 2018, One Yoga Denver, Denver, CO.
  • January 13, 2018,  The Launchpad, Aspen, Colorado
  • Oct 2017, PeaceLab Yoga, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Oct. 3, 2016, Atlanta, GA SE Yoga Conf.
  • Oct. 20: 2016, Greenwich Ct., Be Shri Yoga
  • Nov. 14-16, Denver, Kindness Yoga
  • Nov. 22, Denver, Buffy Barfoot YTT
  • Dec.20, Jan 23-24 2015, Soultree Yoga, Louisville, Co
  • May 1-3, 2015, Inspire Yoga, Dallas, Tx
  • Oct 14,15,16 2016, Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the San Marcos School of Yoga

Past Events

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.
  • Sign up: 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.

Local Practice for Asana Junkies

This class now meets at One Yoga Denver at 12:15 on Wednesdays.



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

"Good to Great: Elevate your Teaching."

Michelle offers small group sessions to encourage skills in developing authenticity, a unique voice, timing, pacing, sequencing, and adjusting. Contact Michelle if you are interested.



 Book Signings

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




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  1. […] planning on doing more of what makes me happy. I love encouraging teachers to find their voice with “Theme Weaver” trainings. I’m writing a book with Desiree on the Wisdom Warriors ™ and offering a yoga retreat in Costa […]

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