Michele took over the Yoga Spot (as a studio) in April 2011 and has been running the business as well as teaching yoga full time since then; she is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Prior to becoming a full time yoga teacher, Michele worked in the corporate world of the oil & gas industry in Aberdeen, latterly as an Events Manager for a not-for-profit small subsea and underwater related company.
General fitness and running had been a part of Michele’s life since she was a teenager. Only through back injury, and lots of encouragement from others, did she start to attend yoga classes. Miraculously, yoga helped where various types of therapies hadn’t!
Although coming to yoga from a fitness point of view, Michele soon realised that there was so much more to yoga than the physical. Intrigued and enthused to learn as much as possible, all other forms of exercise as well as her beloved running started to fall by the wayside. Attending more yoga classes and even starting a home yoga practice, she soon signed up for a Yoga Teacher Training. Of course, at this point this was only to learn more about yoga - little did she know she’d soon be the owner of a yoga studio!
Michele’s own physical yoga practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa as well as Matthew Sweeney's Vinyasa sequences. She has been extremely lucky to study with some of the best teachers in the world; David Keil, Matthew Sweeney, John Scott, Gretchen Suarez, Matt Ryan, David Swenson, Swami Saradananda.
In March 2014 Michele travelled for the first time to Mysore in India for one month to study with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI, the home of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. As well as studying with these highly esteemed teachers, Michele also attends regular workshops throughout the year to work on her own physical as well as spiritual practice to then share with her students.
As you'll see from the Class Timetable Michele teaches throughout the week. She also teaches one-to-one private classes as well as private group classes. If you’re interested in finding out more about private classes please contact her at email@example.com or on 07745 929660.
I instantly fell in love with all things yogic...
For as long as I can remember I've had an awareness of yoga in my life, as my mum practised when I was a wee toddler. That influence unfortunately did not rub off on me until much later in life, when I decided to attend Power Yoga classes both at the gym and the Yoga Spot.
I instantly fell in love with all things yogic, but especially the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Before I knew it I was attending a teacher training course, leaving a corporate career to teach yoga full time, and then running the Yoga Spot!
Michele Ross > Owner, the Yoga Spot
The history of yoga arguably dates back thousands of years and is steeped in philosophy, spirituality and religion.
However, modern day yoga is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of physical exercise. A regular, consistent asana (physical) yoga practice has many benefits, including:
- Helps with strength, flexibility and range of motion
- Brings balance to the body and mind
- Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
- Slows heart rate
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps to detoxify
- Improves function of internal organs
- Balances muscular system
- Increases metabolism and energy
... to name but a few!
Yoga is different for everyone. Whether you attend a yoga class for physical, spiritual or mindfulness benefits, at the Yoga Spot we aim to help you along that path.
Michele is dedicated to and passionate about yoga. It is a philosophy and way of life Michele aims to pass this on to all those who attend her classes.
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