Off The Mat
Welcome to Off The Mat, Michelle’s Blog page. This area of the site will see new articles typically every month. Read and enjoy!
For much of my journey, I have been encouraged to open up and share my experience. I can be shy, and I’m known to be the type that keeps a lot inside. After 15 years of very dedicated yoga..
Sleep is one of the deepest medicines. It is simple, old, natural, and timeless. Sleep is absolutely necessary to maintain good health both mentally and physically. The body gets a..
In reference to my previous blog "What is Yoga?" there are many misunderstandings of what Yoga really is. In this blog, I want to address the illusion that being as flexible as possible is the..
Contrary to the images you are bombarded with in pop culture and social media, yoga is not a fashionable exercise fad. It also, however, is not a religion. These are the two extremes and..
As many of you already know, the Spiritual Community of the Outer Banks has suffered a huge loss with the recent passing of one of its brightest members and leaders. Chip Hedenburg passed away from..
I am currently teaching a six-week Beginner's Course to a wonderful group of students that has inspired me. One of the first lifestyle changes that happens when you begin practicing hatha yoga is a..
To me, the natural beauty of being connected to an authentic yoga lineage is clear. The reason perhaps so many forms of yoga are being splintered from this tradition to be marketed more widely is..
As I sit here on a pack of ice trying to prod this energy in my lower back to move, I am contemplating the magical time I spent in Encinitas this month. I am on the last day of a three-week..
Now that I am no longer a beginner teacher (officially stated by Mr. Miller himself) and practitioner as I am well into my twelfth year of uninterrupted, daily ashtanga yoga practice, I watch with a..