Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005. She began practicing yoga in 2002 when she was a student at the University of Virginia. She was happy to meet her teacher Tim Miller in Charlottesville, VA in April 2004. She has and continues to make annual trips to Encinitas, CA, attends his workshops and conferences worldwide, completed his First Series Teacher Training, Second Series Teacher Training, and Third Series Teacher Training. Tim has taught her well into the Fourth Series of the Ashtanga Yoga sequences. Michelle had the opportunity to practice with Pattabhi Jois at the tale end of his life and has also studied with several other prominent Ashtanga Yoga teachers within the Lineage, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for 15 years, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as Meditation, Chanting, Astrology, Ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire. She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia. It is her intention as a teacher to help facilitate the continuation of her students’ physical practice while nourishing their spiritual and emotional growth symbiotically. She is interested in the global movement of Awakening that is currently happening and supports any holistic practice that facilitates this process.
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All human emotions are derived from fear or love. By studying the yoga philosophy, and through my own daily practice, I’ve learned to develop a silent awareness. I use my heart’s innate intelligence to find a balance between survival and happiness: the logical mind and loving soul. Through compassion and contemplation when at a crossroads, you can act dynamically without reacting on charged emotions, expectations, and circumstances inflicted upon us. Contentment can be found in any moment of our journey. It’s about working towards what we choose to become and not being a victim of what happened in the past. The path of love and light. It’s bringing the God light within us to the outside world. Namaste. RYT-200