MY YOGA JOURNEY
“Yoga makes me question everything. Look at everything with new eyes and a new perspective to find growth. I’ve learned through years of trial and error on this path that when I’m confused or uncertain, it’s because I’m out of touch not only with my deep Self but also with my emotional temperature. Practicing centers me into inserting awareness for self inquiry. I love to share the practice with others to navigate as a community society's external situations by tapping into the internal vast space within ourselves.”
Michelle began her path of yoga many years ago which transpired into teaching in 2007. After a car accident created multiple spinal injuries, and her doctors told her the only option was major surgery, Michelle began looking for alternative treatments. She decided to take the lead in her own healing, and began studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga and Krama Vinyasa Yoga. Now her body is in great health and her mind is steady.
While in India , she studied at the Iyengar Himalayan Center to learn yoga therapy techniques to work privately with people with injuries. Complementing that avenue of yoga, she has completed several Thai bodywork trainings which she incorporates in her one on one yoga sessions. Her thirst for knowledge in the healing arts lead her to Nepal where she had the opportunity to study with Tibetan Monks and the way they integrate Sound healing into their daily practice.
YOGA SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING
If your passion is to serve people in the area of health, wellness and fitness and you're ready to take your business to the next level, consulting may be a great option to do so.
Whether you’re starting a new company or wanting to open a studio, hiring the right consultant can be a cost-effective way for your small business to leverage specialized knowledge.
Michelle has successfully open two yoga studios in Miami, ran numerous retreats and has experience in helping fellow yogis getting their business off the ground. She learned the hard way before the road to success and made many mistakes along the way that taught her valuable lessons in being a successful business owner.
Going into opening one of Miami’s best yoga studios did not come easy. Michelle was just a yoga teacher, sharing the passion and love for the practice. She and her partners decided to open a studio in the heart of Wynwood and very qickly found out that opening a business is no joke. It is one thing to share your passion but an entirely different realm of responsibility when opening a space to the public.
Consulting process will include :
Important steps you need to take before even signing the lease or opening your doors.
Knowing what you can handle and what to source out ( you can do it all!)
Operating softwares to keep schedule and accounting organized
Hiring and developing schedule with insight on demographic market studies
Developing and simplifying studio and office procedures
Creating schedules, workshops, and teacher trainings
Short and long term planning
Hiring (and firing): independent contractors, employees and volunteers
Marketing including: website, newsletters, social media
Retail development and management
Create events and community outreach