Michelle is a mother: She is raising two amazing children, two dogs and two cats. Animals and lost souls seem to seek her out.
Michelle is a dancer: Michelle does not remember a time when she was not dancing. She received her masters degree in Dance Education from New York University in 2014. She choreographs, teaches, performs, and hopes to continue dancing in the kitchen with her loud extended family and friends until she dances to whatever is next.
Michelle is a survivor: Michelle recently left an eight year physically and emotionally abusive relationship in NYC because...well that was some bullshit. She is grateful for her first hand experience with trauma and depression and hopes to help others transition into their authentic self.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
In many shamanic societies, people who complain of being disheartened... or depressed would be asked,... When did you stop dancing? ... This is because dancing is a universal healing salve.
_ Gabrielle Roth