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!
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..
I just returned from a wonderful trip to Charlottesville, VA, where I was a student at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville is also the place I met my yoga teacher, Tim Miller, for the first..
Okay ladies, this blog is mostly for you, although men might learn something too. I have realized that the hormonal changes I experience around menstruation have become the largest ongoing challenge..
I am not sure about you, but I have observed an unusual amount of change happening within my own life and in the world around me. I realize that things are always changing, but lately it has..
There is a place we all know. It is always new; forever flowing with time. It is our essence, our inner knowing. To access this inner space, we must be silent. The mind must be..
Get away into a relaxed natural setting, unplug from your everyday life, commune with like minded people, take a load off and let someone else prepare fresh environmentally conscious food for..
September 1, 2014 marked the 9th Anniversary of my studio’s birth. I would like to take a moment to reflect upon this crossing… I opened my studio on this tiny sand bar when I was 24..
Yoga is a lifelong process. To be engaged in this process is to observe the many phases of one’s life. There is a model from the ancient wisdom traditions of our ancestors that I..
One of the many things I love about Ashtanga Yoga is the beautiful design of the sequences. The science of the practice is phenomenal in weeding the unnecessary out which frees the natural..
Pain is, unfortunately, a part of life and it manifests in our practice. If it is not felt in the body, it may be felt in the mind and in the emotions. There is a lot of debate about how to..