"I started taking a yoga class with Michelle almost a year ago after a knee surgery and a complete hysterectomy. At 55 I was healing very slowly and had some additional problems with pain in my lower back and a pinched sciatic nerve. I started taking a spin class and Michelle was the instructor she had such a positive message teaching us to open our hearts, to listen to our body and how to be thankful for the ability to do what we could. She was teaching a yoga class and so I thought it might be a good chance to still get stronger with less impact. I felt somewhat embarrassed with my lack of flexibility but was always put at ease by Michelle's positive messages. I have never had much self-confidence but I am now finding myself replacing the negative thoughts with the positive warm thoughts Michelle uses as she teaches her classes. I am learning to be grateful for the body I have and appreciate being able to live a more fluid life. I have been pain free in my knee for almost six months now and my lower back pain with the pinched nerve is completely gone. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to move taller and straighter with my head held high. I feel 10 yrs. younger with a light heart and truly fabulous at 55!"
- Mona W., Oregon City
“For years I struggled with depression and being on antidepressants. My therapist suggested trying yoga to help in my treatment. I gave it a go and found great success. Yoga has helped me loose weight, relieve depressed feelings, and I sleep better. I believe yoga has been one of the biggest reasons in sustaining my over all wellbeing. I never want to stop practicing!”