Michelle Pichert

Michelle PichertAuthorized Level 1 Ashtanga Yoga Instructor

Michelle is an Authorized Level 1 Ashtanga Yoga teacher currently based on Vancouver Island. She has been practicing for over ten years and loves any chance to share the incredible gift of yoga.

Michelle has travelled to India five times, where she studied with teachers R. Sharath Jois and Rolf Naujokat. In 2012, she was authorized to teach by R. Sharath Jois through the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She also completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Education Program through Ashtanga Yoga Victoria.

In 2014, Michelle completed the Special Course for Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Instructors in Mysore, India, with her teacher R. Sharath Jois.  During this course, she learned many different yoga asana adjustments, precise anatomical details, pranayama techniques, and different applications of yoga as therapy.

Since then, she has had experience teaching locally in Canada, and around the world in places such as New York, India, Japan, Ireland and Portugal. Michelle works to focus on the individual need of each student and to make the benefits of yoga available to students of all levels. She teaches in a traditional style, honouring her teacher R. Sharath Jois and the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.