Meet Our Instructor: Michelle Dionne-Nisbet

Michelle3My yoga journey began in 1999, a year after my son was born. I began looking for an activity to get me out of the house, allow me to meet new people and do a bit of stretching. What I also discovered was a whole new outlook on life, granted, it did not happen overnight. I continued taking classes and practicing at home and over time positive changes began to happen. I was becoming physically stronger, mentally focused, emotionally present and developed a greater awareness of the world around me. I knew I needed to share this experience with others, but was terrified at the thought of standing in front of a group and telling them how to move their bodies. My intense fear of public speaking  had me put off Teacher Training for quite some time.

After a while, I somehow pulled from my core the courage to sign up for the Yoga for Today Teacher Training Program and completed it in January of 2012. One of the requirements of the training was to do a practice teach in front of real people, well I thought I was going to pass out! My nerves were on overdrive, but after a couple deep breaths and a lot of supportive smiles from the group, I did it, and by the end of class, it felt amazing and I couldn’t wait to teach again.¬† Since that first experience, I have enjoyed many more teaching opportunities, and still get nervous but love every second of every class. I take as many workshops and classes as I can to deepen my practice so as to better serve the people who take the time to attend my classes. I am filled with happy anticipation to see where my yoga journey will take me next. Yoga has become a part of who I am. It is hardwired into my being. I am truly a better person physically, mentally and spiritually because of its presence in my world. I love sharing what I know and perhaps be the one to plant the seed in other to practice yoga and reap its many benefits. I am so fortunate to have an extremely supportive and loving husband, two wonderful children and a group of amazing friends and family who also believe that I am on the right path. My journey is fuller because of their energy in my life. I am also extremely and forever indebted to my wonderful teachers who guide me daily in some way : Glenda Sartore, Joan Randolph, Rita Maltais, Chris Erdman-Boyko, Tara Wolten and Gerda Krebs.

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