Ignite The Light


My logo created by WUMI Designs has multiple meanings and points to the light we carry within.  A light that must be attended to like kindling on a fire.


The sun and moon are powerful symbols in their own rite, but they are also symbolic in the art of yoga.

The Sanskrit word for Hatha translates to ‘force’, pointing to a system of physical movement and techniques; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar are all Hatha Yoga.  Hatha has also been described as the SUN ‘HA’ (masculine energy) and MOON ‘THA’ (feminine energy).  The Sanskrit definition of yoga is ‘yoke’ or ‘union’ and in some cases ‘join’ or ‘bind’.  So, it could be said that Hatha Yoga is the union or balancing of the masculine (Shiva) with the feminine (Shakti) energies in the body (yin/yang) (moon/sun).


For me, the cycles of the sun, moon, and stars (astrology) also reveal our blueprint (natal chart) and like a map, can give direction to the continuously evolving transitions and cycles we experience through life.


I also believe that there is light inside all of us.  How bright the light shines is up to you!  There are many ways to ignite or create a spark!  Yoga is one way!  And my hope, as a teacher, is to assist in creating that spark that helps to illuminate all of us!  IGNITE THE LIGHT everyone!!

Namaste!  The light in me bows to the light in you!



It isn’t an exaggeration to say that Michelle is the best yoga teacher I’ve ever had.  I’ve been taking her classes for 3 years and went on her yoga retreat in France.  With Michelle’s guidance and expertise, I’ve been able to expand on my practice in ways that I had never experienced with other yoga…

Yogi Aimee

I’ve been practicing yoga off and on for 7 years and Michelle’s class is by far my favorite!  I don’t feel like I’m just going through the motions.  There’s a science and spirituality to everything she does.  I walk out of her class feeling so Zen!  I love her classes and I highly recommend her!

Yogi Ivor

The first time I did yoga was with Michelle about 3 years ago and I was hooked.  Her teaching style makes the class so fun and it goes so quickly.  I’ve gone to studios closer to me but in the end, I always come back to Michelle.

Yogi Erik

(France retreat):  Michelle is an amazing yoga instructor and beautiful person who is extremely knowledgeable.  I have been doing yoga for 7 years and I learned so much from her in 1 week!!  Her attention to form and technique was invaluable!  I was introduced to many poses I’d never tried before!  Our yoga classes were personalized,…

Yogi Bonnie

” Michelle’s yoga class is my absolute favorite in all of LA.  She consistently creates interesting sequences that stimulate my imagination, which has encouraged a major shift in how I move my body.  Sometimes we are trees or pigeons and sometimes dancing deities!  I highly recommend her for yogis of all levels and traditions. “

Yogi Nicolette

Michelle is an extraordinarily gifted & intuitive yoga teacher. She understands the body and knows what is best for you before you know!

Yogi Arline

I’ve been a yoga student of Michelle’s for 4 years now.  I’m a multitasker with a very busy lifestyle.  When I started with Michelle, my crazy routine was effecting my body.  Michelle helped me become stronger and far more flexible.  I love our classes together!  She is an exceptional and intuitive teacher who knows what…

Yogi Esther