Michele’s Past Experiences
Michele and Rob attended the annual Sat Nam Fest in the beautiful Berkshires in August 2017 with a number of students from the O’Shea Yoga community. There, they attended special classes and workshops with some of the best Kundalini Yoga teachers and artists in the world. Our beloved teacher, Amanbir Singh, who has blessed our studio on three occasions since our inception in January, was teaching at this amazing event and Sukhdev Jackson and her musical group Akyanna, taught at the Sat Nam Fest.
Michele introduced live Gong Playing into her classes in January, 2015. The Gong is a powerful and transformative instrument that works on all levels to heal and transform. From the purely physical to the emotional and spiritual, the sound of the Gong can promote a positive change in the listener.
Michele took her second pilgrimage to India in September, 2014, (Ganga Pilgrimage led by Raghunath) where she traveled through some of the holiest cities and villages that have been dear to the yogi’s and devotees since before recorded time. She is eagerly awaiting for her return to India where she will have the opportunity to further explore and deepen her understanding of yoga culture.
Michele has completed her second Level 2 Teacher Training ‘Authentic Relationships” with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and her husband Gurushabd in Vancouver. This course included six days of on site learning, and extended three months beyond the six days with home study that included reading Yogi Bhajan transcripts, watching videos and practicing the meditations given in the videos, 6 hours of study group meetings or conference calls, 40 days of journaling, completion of 90 days of the assigned meditations for the course and the successful completion of an exam. Key topics covered in this course included: Explore what an authentic relationship is and what it’s not, Relate to your soul as the foundation for authentic relationships, understand the special challenges that long-term relationships and marriage face in the Aquarian Age, Identify the common ways we make relationships fail, Develop self-love as a key to authentic relationships, Identify our core paradox and transform it from problem to opportunity, Create a conscious relationship with your own masculine and feminine energies, Develop Sacred Community. Michele cannot wait to bring these teachings into her classes!
Michele was chosen by Kula for Karma along with three other inspiring women, as honorees at the 7th Annual Kula for Karma Gala on October 27, 2014. Kula is a nonprofit organization that provides yoga, meditation, and stress reduction training, at no cost, to cancer patients, caregivers, veterans, at-risk teens and communities in need. For more information on Kula for Karma please go to www.kulaforkarma.org.
Michele participated in the “RADIANT POWER OF WOMEN IN THE MAYAN RIVIERIA WITH GURMUKH.” There she joined Gurmukh and a Community of Women to practice Kundalini Yoga and recharged, reconnected, and embraced her capacity to live in spirit, joy, happiness, and love!!!
Michele began her Kundalini Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in September 2015 with Lead Teacher Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa and an exceptional team of teachers/healers at “Golden Bridge Yoga NYC.” This comprehensive and in depth program will span over two to three years and will cover 7 modules with a total of 800 hours of on site learning including one hundred hours of anatomy. The first module “DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENERGETICS OF KUNDALINI YOGA” will cover: Overview of the connection between the 3 primary theoretical bases of Ayurveda, Oriental Energetics and Kundalini Yoga, The Law of Polarity, Energetic Anatomy and Physiology, The Law of Projection and Receptivity, Energy Maps, Meridians, Emotions and the Psychology of Organs, Acupressure/Marma Points, Hands on energy healing, and the subtle mechanics of Kundalini Yoga. Michele is very eager to integrate and share the knowledge, skills and wisdom gained from this program in her classes.