About Our Yoga

 Class using blankets and blocks for support in Anjaneyasana (Lunge), an extension pose for the spine, which releases tight muscles along the spine at the waist. Photo used courtesy of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.

Class using blankets and blocks for support in Anjaneyasana (Lunge), an extension pose for the spine, which releases tight muscles along the spine at the waist. Photo used courtesy of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.

IS THIS YOU?

You know how you’ve been dealing with lower back pain for years and you’ve tried everything and it never goes away? You know how maybe you’re totally stressed out by work/family/boss. You can’t sleep, you can’t relax and you wish you could turn your mind off and have a minute of peace?

I help people with chronic physical or emotional pain learn how to heal faster and stay healed using a slow, gentle style of yoga so that you wake up feeling great every day.

Svaroopa® Practice

Svaroopa® Yoga is slow yoga, using careful alignments and propping in every angle, customized to your body's needs and comfort in each pose.  Everything we do is both physical and more than physical. This specialized opening is called "core opening," which means the yoga is accessible to every body type, and yet profoundly deep, releasing tension in the deepest layers of your body.

To learn more, explore Svaroopa® offerings or freebies.

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"I experienced openings far deeper and larger than I have with any other style of yoga in the last ten years."

Malaya K.

Chairs and blankets used as props to support the spine in seated poses like Pawanmuktasana (Slo Motion Dive). Photo used courtesy of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.

Safety Disclaimer

Svaroopa® Yoga is yoga for every Body, just keep in mind this means a “body” within the bell curve (65-75% of the population). Our goal is to have you reap the benefits of a regular Svaroopa® practice, and SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT. 

If you have limited mobility or any health condition such as high blood pressure, a private session may be required before attending a continuing class.  If you are an organ transplant recipient, or take auto immune drugs of any kind, we apologize, but you may not take any form of Svaroopa® Yoga.


About Michèle

 Michèle guiding participants at ASAP Washington, DC, a nonprofit organization; volunteer support. Learn more about ASAP at   www.asylumprojectdc.org  . Photo used courtesy of MiRé Yoga.

Michèle guiding participants at ASAP Washington, DC, a nonprofit organization; volunteer support. Learn more about ASAP at www.asylumprojectdc.org. Photo used courtesy of MiRé Yoga.

Michèle has a passion for teaching.  She spent 25 years as a special education teacher, and took her first Svaroopa® class in 2001.  “The relaxing, slower, healing aspects of Svaroopa® Yoga helped me balance my full schedule, and reduce everyday stress.  It was amazing! And so easy.”  Today Michèle has that same passion; to help others discover the bliss of the You, inside.

“My purpose is to teach students core opening using easy poses, and to show how a regular Svaroopa® Yoga practice improves overall physical and emotional health.  You are guaranteed better physical relief, yet you get so much more.  You will feel welcomed and confident in every class.”  Michèle moved to the Eastern Shore of Delaware in 1988.  She yields from Rehoboth Beach Yoga, where she taught for twelve years.  

Relocating to Kensington in 2014 where she was raised, MiRé was born, with the vision of bringing the healing aspects of Svaroopa® Yoga to the DC Metro area.  “Most people are busy with the work of life, commuting, relating, balancing job and family, while trying to enjoy life on the side.  I can help anyone learn to deal with their aches and pains, as well as stress and anxiety that may be embedded at times during your workday or even at home.  Once you gain this know-how, it sticks.. you have this awareness for always.  Plus you are able to access the tools at any time.


Tour our Studio

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