Hoja de Vida (Resume/CV)

Michelle Margaret


home town: Austin, TX, USA

current location: Panajachel, Guatemala

status: Married with one child

email: yogafreedom @ gmail

skype: yogafreedom


Yoga Freedom, Founder/Director (2002 – present)

Elephant Journal, Columnist (2010 – present)

Villa Sumaya Retreat Center, Reservations Manager (2015 – present)

Robert Muller LIFE School – Panajachel, Guatemala (2012-present)

American School of Guatemala – Guatemala City, Guatemala (2009-2012)

Odom Elementary School, Austin Independent School District – Austin, Texas (2006-2009)

Austin Board of Realtors, Communication Specialist (2004 – 2005)

Tocquigny Advertising, Interactive + Marketing, Writer (1999 – 2003)


Framingham State University – Master of Education with International Teaching concentration (November 2011)

The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Science in Advertising (July 2002)

Region XIII Educator Certification Program (May 2007)


  • Bilingual (English, Spanish)

  • Yoga + mindfulness teacher since 2002

  • Mac + PC tech savvy: Blogger, WordPress, Microsoft Office, PhotoShop, Edline, GradeQuick, Atlas Curriculum Mapping

  • Experience organizing service learning projects

  • Prolific writer + clear communicator

  • Calm, compassionate + friendly

Published by yogafreedom

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a yoga teacher and freelance writer, editor and translator, as well as the creator of Yoga Freedom. She is a 30-something gringa Gemini in Guatemala where she lives with her family. Michelle learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found zen in California at 23. A native of Austin, Texas, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming and lounging in hammocks.

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