“When you laugh, it changes you. When you change, the whole world changes.”
-Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of Laughter Yoga
Possessing a nomadic nature and infectious sense of humor, Michelle Pagliarella has been practicing yoga for 20 years. Living bi-coastal for decades, she has experienced fully a multitude of cultures as well as developed a keen sixth sense throughout her travels.. Drawing sensitivity from past challenges, she’s able to tap into intuitively what her students want at any given time. Truly a rare gift, Michelle doesn’t take the yogic path lightly.
Knowing that yoga is a marriage between body and mind/spirit, Michelle expresses this union in a Vinyasa flow that encapsulates softness and strength. Her philosophy is that you need to be soft in order to be strong; needing to bend to explore your personal limits. To watch her teach is like watching an underwater dance. She believes the linking of breath with movement, as is traditional in Vinyasa flow, allows the student to tap into their own wellspring of creativity and power. It is from this place where Michelle’s strength as a teacher becomes apparent. She has the unique, disarming quality that commands trust from her devotees, while remaining a fierce companion to her students in their exploration of untapped potential.
A Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher, Michelle has trained with many yoga teachers in Seattle, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Providence, RI, NYC and CT. She is also a 100-hour Certified Meditation Teacher, is a Reiki 2 Practitioner,has a B.S in psychology,lives a cruelty-free lifestyle, and is Buddhist.
You can catch this busy Yogi almost any day of the week. Check the journal page for full schedule, or book a private appointment today!
Namaste and Ahimsa!