I Lost More than Yoga

By Michelle Marchildon | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A very special person died recently and when I heard, I cried. But that is not when she was taken from me. I am going to tell you a brief story about community in yoga. Years ago, I was part of Anusara. I want to give props where props are due: John Friend created a…

Why is Home Practice Such a Sh*t Show?

By Michelle Marchildon | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Midwest, are you in the house? East Coast, are you in the house? Here in Colorado it’s freezing outside and I cancelled a yoga class because no one showed up. I’m sure everyone is practicing at home, right? Ahahahahahahahahahaha! You have a mat. You presumably have a 72” space where to put your mat. You…

Given Up Yet?

By Michelle Marchildon | Jan 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are in the wellness business, then you probably know that by now most of your clients have given up. What? It’s true. According to USA Today, most people have given up their resolutions by January 17. It takes more than just a promise to keep those resolutions going. It takes inspiration. For many…

Can We Get a Little Integrity Around Here?

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

Now that Facebook is deleting a multitude of fake accounts, I wonder when they will get around to deleting the fake yoga teachers? You know the ones I’m talking about. Yoga is more than just poses. There is a system of integrity behind it which seems to be almost forgotten these days. For example, I…

HOV – Hard or Helpful?

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If there is one place that causes the most confusion in creating yoga inspiration with the Theme Weaver method, it is using the HOV. What is an HOV? HOV stands for Human Operating Value. An HOV on the highway is the lane reserved for Higher Occupancy Vehicles. You have the sense of fullness. In this…

Yoga Theme: Always Be a Beginner

By Michelle Marchildon | Aug 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

  A Yoga Theme for Teachers Always Be a Beginner You: Why do you teach yoga? Theme: Enjoy being a beginner again. Going back to school. Theme for fall. HOVs: Ahimsa, Non-Judgment, Beginner’s Mind, Possibilities Anecdote: (Put here any brief story you have about when you went back to school, or learned something new.) Years ago,…

What Makes a Good Yoga Class?

By Michelle Marchildon | Jun 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

And what makes a really bad one?  Greetings fellow yogis. I have just returned from a really crazy, really bad yoga class. It was so wrong, that my friend and fellow teacher wants her money back. It was so wrong, that I feel slightly mistreated. It was so wrong, that I am compelled to write…