Michelle is the first Chinese-speaking teacher in Asia to complete all of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training series with Sarah Powers, founder of Insight Yoga. She has assisted Sarah in Hong Kong and is her designated translator in Taiwan, with over 200 hours of translating experience to date. She has taught numerous Mindfulness Yin Yoga workshops, helping to popularize Yin Yoga practice, a practice that combines yoga, insight mindfulness meditation and the meridian system of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Aside from translating for Sarah, she often translates for other foreign teachers as well. With close to ten years of translating experience, she is one of the few truly bilingual yoga teachers.
Michelle has Hatha and Ashtanga background and is a Yoga Alliance ERYT-500 hour teacher. Having followed and studied with Pranayama Master, Sri O.P. Tiwari, Pranayama is another basis along with Asana to her solid practice. A practice of Yang Asana and Yin Yoga are like having a pair of wings to a complete practice, and her Pranayama and Meditation practices complete the experience of yoga.
After years of practice and teaching, life has taken her to marriage and family. As a mother of two, she now deeply appreciates how the yoga practice extends from the mat into family, life, parenthood and self-growth. Aside from the role of a yoga teacher, wife and mother, Michelle is also a passionate surfer. She frequently enjoys being in the sea, gliding through the waves with complete focus and being grateful to the beauty and gifts of nature while waiting for the next wave. Being in the moment when you surf is very similar to the essence of yoga practice.
Through years of experience teaching yoga workshops ands retreat in Taiwan and aboard, Michelle’s teaching emphasizes deep alignment with easy-to-understand instructions and focuses on the coordination and balance of breath and Asana. She often teaches yoga philosophy and meditation through simple stories from life to inspire students to bring the insight and awareness of yoga into everyday life. As yoga gets internalized in life, the spiritual side of yoga can then slowly be accessed from within.