Director: Michele Smith, E-RYT
- over 500 hrs. training & 10,000hrs. teaching Yoga and related subject matter since 2010. Over 25,000 students internationally in studios, colleges and businesses
- 20 years corporate experience (four in public service)
- Bachelors in International Business and Fine Art from John H. Sykes School of Business, University of Tampa
As an amateur dancer and dance instructor, Michele has a great appreciation for every body’s beauty, strength and athletic ability. After enduring a serious accident and subsequent surgeries, she discovered that yoga can have a profound effect in healing the physical body. After a loved one was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Michele deepened her practice to explore spiritual connection and energy work while caring for him. When he passed a year later, her training and personal practice proved crucial to dealing with grief and loss.
Private Yoga & Meditation Instruction with Michele may pull elements from Ayurveda, Energy Work, Yoga Therapy, Assisted Thai Asana and numerous traditions of Meditation. Private sessions are highly recommended if you are recovering from injury, would enjoy personalized attention to alignment, have strength building goals, or would appreciate specialized energetic balancing. Our current clients range from 6 to 102 yrs old (seriously!!) Grandmas, body-builders, couch-surfers, engineers, artists, professional athletes, brainiacs and mystics- all are welcome.
Michele operates a boutique studio and apothecary based in Tampa Heights, Florida in a 120-year-old property that she renovated. She leads in-person and virtual training to students all over the world specializing in a specific process for building Resiliency. She has been published in and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal. Her work has also been featured in Tampa Bay Times, METRO, VoyageTampa and Daytime TV.