RESOLVE TO EVOLVE with MICHELE KLINK YOGA
Based in Northern California and teaching in Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area, Michele Klink is an experienced Senior Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500+ with Yoga Alliance and 20+ years study and continuing education and training. Michele Klink's mission is to offer opportunities to evolve toward a happy, contented and fulfilled life. She sees your true potential and provides an evolution of experience for your body, mind and spirit in a safe and caring environment. Michele’s classes incorporate precise anatomical, therapeutic alignment coupled with longer holds and slow vinyasa flow, linking breath with movement. Each class has a unique experiential quality with added emphasis on philosophy. Her classes are multi-layered to facilitate a deep inward experience mingled with mindfulness and positive psychology. Some say they gain the best savasana (relaxation pose) at class end. Others say they always transformed after leaving class.
Michele has over 20 years of continuing education (CE) with Iyengar-influenced Yoga and Therapeutic-oriented methods. She remains an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Additionally, her extensive practical experience from private instruction, addressing a myriad of injuries and health imbalances, supports her offering with the therapeutic benefits of Yoga.
Most significant Therapeutic-Oriented training has been with Lisa Walford, Aidil Palkhivala, Manouso Manos, Judith Lasater (Restorative Yoga), Elise Browning Miller (Yoga for Scoliosis), Desiree Rumbaugh and Maty Ezraty. Additional studies include Vinyiyoga, Kundalini Yoga and more. More recent Therapeutic-Oriented study with David Weinstock, Michele is trained in NeuroKinetic Therapy®, a corrective movement system and a sophisticated modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum (brain). She has also completed 300+ hours of study (Functional Movement) with Jill Miller and is a Yoga Tune Up ® Certified Instructor combining Yoga, Therapy Balls and Corrective Exercise Movement. She is also trained in Roll Model Method (myofascial massage ball techniques). She studies the latest in fascia and neuro-science research for pain management and relief. She works with FIREFLEX YOGA teaching supporting firefighters and first responders in Yoga Therapeutics.
A TEACHERS TEACHER
Michele has completed over 500+ Hours with YogaWorks and is a Certified YogaWorks Teacher and Teacher Trainer. She has lead many 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings initiating students toward a deeper understanding of Yoga with some furthering the path into teaching. She is a Professional Mentor and guides a 300-Hour Professional Program for refining the knowledge, skill and talents for current teachers. Overall, she has been training teachers for over 8 years.
Ever since her youth, Michele has always loved philosophy of many forms. Nature’s philosophy captures her heart, like Grand Canyon Sunrises with her father and glowing sunsets with her friends. She loves to follow Moon cycles and invites meditations during New Moon and Full Moon cycles. She has a long-term study in Yoga Philosophy, which includes Classical Yoga and Tantric Yoga philosophies, with an appreciation toward the subtle body anatomy for deeper dimensions of Yoga. Her heart and soul is passionately living out her purpose (dharma) by teaching meditation, inspirational philosophy and positive psychology.
Michele has been teaching over 10 classes/week for 20 years in Marin County, California. Classes include beginner to advanced level as well as a specialty in therapeutic-oriented classes and private sessions. She has 15 years experience leading Yoga Retreats locally and internationally. She has taken groups internationally to Bali, Italy, Spain, Greece, and more. Locally, she offers unique experiences such as Seasonal Retreats, Full Moon Hikes, Self-Care workshops, Vision Board Experiences and Pranayama/Meditation workshops
LIFE COACHING AND CREATIVITY COUNSELOR
Whether a small class or a big lecture hall, Michele is an INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER! She is sought out locally, nationally and internationally to facilitate Creativity and Life Coaching seminars to individuals as well as small to large businesses in order to support motivation, enhance productivity and encourage work-life balance. She holds a special interest in unleashing creativity, clarifying passions and manifesting visions. Contact Michele for your organization to guide the Desire Map Experience, a plan for setting goals with soul. Stay connected for Michele’s next Vision Board Workshop.
MORE ABOUT MICHELE
Prior to Yoga, Michele had an long-time career in Holistic Health Nutrition and Education. She is an herbalist, holistic health educator and Flower Essence Practitioner designing wellness programs. She lived in France for one year and speaks French. During her time in France, she ski-raced in Chamonix following a passionate ski history in Colorado where she attended University of Colorado. She lived in Tahiti helping foreign distributors in marketing plans, and while there, sailed the Polynesian islands. She experienced India through the eyes of locals at a weeklong Indian wedding in Mumbai, an Ashram in Rishikesh and a private tour with Mayur through Varanasi. Originally from Mid-West and East Coast, she has a large family who is loving and close. Family values contribute to her desire to connect groups and build community. Siblings are the best gift her parents gave her, as is the honorable duty to be an amazing Aunt and Great Aunt, that her siblings gave her. Family reunions/vacations of any kind are highlights of life! Michele loves nature, mountains, hiking, biking and wildlife. Her current pets are her hummingbird feeder where many joyfully perch to drink the sacred nectar every day, reminding Michele to do the same in her daily life. Simply Savor. She loves travel, cultural experiences and is curious to explore new places. She loves people and derives great joy around friends, family, children, teens and tweens. Her grandmother gave to her mother who gave to Michele an old-fashioned hot plate that says, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold”. 💛💛💛
Michele Klink is an ATHLETA BRAND AMBASSADOR 2017-2019 and represents the #POWEROFSHE, a campaign to encourage and empower women of all sizes, races, ages and more. She is also a VIONIC BRAND AMBASSADOR 2017 - 2019 #discoverthesecret to healthy feet through healthy shoes. She supports healthy eating and living and offers individual counseling for holistic health programs, including emotional well-being with Bach Flower Remedy and Ayurvedic health with Organic India. Her favorite Yoga mat is Manduka. In her past, she also served as ambassadors for Lululemon’s first store in Marin 2007-2008 and Zobha 2008-2010 athletic clothing lines’.
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