• Yoga Sequence On-The-Go

    Whenever I am not traveling and working in Dubai, I practice Mysore 1 to 2 times a week at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai studio.  Mysore is very personal and special to me.  I practice at my own speed along with other yogis in the same space, and with senior teachers adjusting my form, I can go deeper and calmer in each pose (asanas). Being a vinyasa yoga teacher, keeping myself motivated to practice yoga constantly has been a learning journey, and to be honest, it isn’t easy. After months of searching and “crowd-sourcing”, I was finally able to have the right formula to keep my morning practice consistent while on the…

  • 10-Minute Yoga to Reduce Workplace Stress

    Every January, major magazines throughout the world publish stress-related articles with good intentions.  Often, they try to empathize the importance of well-being, and heavy costs that U.S. corporations are paying to address employees’ stress at work.  In 2015, Forbes estimated workplace stress are costing up to $190B in annual U.S. healthcare spending, because stress could lead to trouble with sleeping, headaches, and other health issues. At the mixed-level vinyasa yoga class I teach, I often target poses that help my students to relieve stress and re-align their spines.  In traditional yoga perspectives, stress can be reduced by slower-breathing and chest-opening poses that calm minds and stretch lungs. If you are feeling anxious or…

  • Meditation & Yoga

    The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost. — Deepak Chopra Michelle first discovered yoga through bikram yoga, while living in New York City.  She instantly fell in love with physical and mental challenges that asana-based yoga provided. With increasing stress from work, Michelle turned to meditation and yoga, to connect her mind and body and put peace back in her life. Michelle is Yoga Alliance RTY200 certified with ashtanga and vinyasa focus, under the guidance of Valerie Jeremijenko at Yama Yoga Studios in Doha, Qatar.  Michelle is also a certified Meditation Teacher through DavidJi Master of Wisdom & Meditation. Michelle hopes…