Guatemala, Michelle's Memoir, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

A Long-Awaited Dream Come True

Eight summers ago, when I was packing up my life and readying to move to Guatemala, sight unseen, a dear Austin yoga teacher colleague, Charles MacInerney, wrote me a nice letter recommending that I visit Villa Sumaya, a yoga retreat center on Lake Atitlan where he'd taught several yoga retreats. Up until then, I'd never… Continue reading A Long-Awaited Dream Come True

Guatemala, Metta, Mindfulness

me + the volcano

Reverb10 - December 25 – Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about… Continue reading me + the volcano


How getting fired from Google drastically improved my life.

{This is an excerpt from Michelle's new memoir/manifesto, Yoga Schmoga} I am sitting in front of a volcano. I look at the lake. It’s early in the morning. The loves of my life---my husband, baby girl and cat---are all still sleeping angelically in our cozy bed. I can never get enough of this volcano and this… Continue reading How getting fired from Google drastically improved my life.