Education, Guatemala, Hatha Yoga Practice, Living from the Heart, Traveling

Slow Flow Yoga & Writing Retreat: March 2020

Immerse yourself for a week in a safe space for growth and healing, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of nature and the potent energy of an established retreat center specializing in deep practice. Yogis of all shapes, sizes, experience levels and genders are invited. Slow flow doesn't necessarily mean easy, it means moving in a… Continue reading Slow Flow Yoga & Writing Retreat: March 2020

Guatemala, Hatha Yoga Practice, Karma yoga, New Paradigm in Practice

Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

We'll get together, sit in a circle, breathe and stretch our bodies and imaginations. We'll share sacred space in this magical, mystical Mayan heartland. We'll write and let our streams of consciousness flow. We'll consume delicious, healthy, love-filled foods and drinks. We'll gather for ceremony, for practice, for synergy, for personal and collective growth and… Continue reading Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice

Join me for a yoga retreat this summer.

Yoga, meditation, chakra chanting, journaling, ceremony & community! AUGUST 12-16 Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan is the perfect space for healing, growing and incubating dreams. Walking the path of beauty, we are ever grateful to the magic miracle of life happening now. We realize that every moment we have the choice to open, expand, heal… Continue reading Join me for a yoga retreat this summer.

Dharma Teachings, Education, Guatemala, Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice

The Path of Beauty: Yoga & Writing Weekend Retreats

Yoga has altered my life, for the better, for more than two decades. I've been teaching for the past sixteen years. I've also been writing pretty much since I can remember. Diaries, journals, blogs, poems, essays, articles. So I'm beyond thrilled to be offering a few weekend retreats in August & September that are all… Continue reading The Path of Beauty: Yoga & Writing Weekend Retreats

Education, Hatha Yoga Practice, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Traveling

The Poetry of Retreat

Wake up well before dawn. Set an alarm, just in case. I don't want to miss a moment of the five a.m. sadhana. Under the veil of darkness, stroll along the starlit, lapping lake to the candlelit temple where White Tara beams down upon us all every day and night. Location: Sumaya, which means "a… Continue reading The Poetry of Retreat

Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, The New Story, The Old Story, Writings

Landing

On August 6, 2009, I boarded a plane in my hometown, Austin, Texas, and took a flight into the unknown. Destination: Guatemala. I was 29. Ten years prior, the international travel bug had bitten. At age 19, prompted by my irrational fear that Y2K would cause global chaos and planes would fall out of the… Continue reading Landing