Fourteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a myriad of endocrine system failures and had two small children to raise. Every day was one of pain, and it was definitely hard to find peace and joy while combating my body. I look back at that time as one of the greatest blessings of my life. It enabled me to go searching for something more, which was my yogic path. I became friends with my body, instead of having a combative relationship with it. I learned to feel the sensations in my body and acknowledge them. Ultimately and definitely the most important, I learned the true power of the breath. It is such an amazing tool that only yoga truly incorporates to its full healing potential. Once I was in alignment with my body, my life became one of joy and bliss. And as an added benefit, I became pregnant with our third child (something doctors told us would never happen). My goal is for each of my students to learn how to listen to their bodies and to feel the beauty of a full breath. For each of them to know how to regulate their breath, and ultimately their emotions, for a life that has richness and is filled to capacity with joy. Michelle Adams, C-IAYT, ERYT500, is a certified yoga therapist initially trained through Loyola Marymount University. She is an adjunct faculty at Santa Ana College where she has the privilege of teaching firefighters yoga therapy. She is a 500 hour teacher certified through the Healing Yoga Institute and The Healing Yoga Foundation in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and she continues to study with Anita Claney and Paul Harvey in this lineage. Additionally, Michelle has found that incorporating energy medicine techniques enhances the healing aspect of a yoga practice. She is a certified energy healer, Reiki Master in addition to a Touch for Health, Axiatonal, Healing and Quantum Healing practitioner. Michelle has a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and pursued her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
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