Great flow, and Adina brought light joy to my practice
Drawn to yoga to rehabilitate from a dance injury, Michelle Chua
witnessed its power to align body and mind with the unconditional
love that lies within, eliciting benefits beyond physical healing.
During 15 months of volunteer teaching in Ghana, West Africa and
later in Costa Rica, Michelle developed a regular yoga practice and
realized that in its various forms, yoga can empower a joyful
vibrant life when applied with integrity and consistency. Upon her
return to the USA in 2010, she graduated yoga teacher training and
transitioned from schoolteacher to a life path sharing yoga with
diverse communities and evolving in her own practice, since
attending her first yoga class in 2001.
Michelle’s teaching style nurtures a clear understanding of
physical alignment paired with conscious breath to facilitate focus
and compassionate meditation for all levels of practice. She
invites insight on ways to integrate yogic tools in daily living
for inner peace and wellness and provides space for self-inquiry
and personalizing asana (physical) practice within a large group.
As yoga teacher, she has trained additionally in teaching
strategies, mindful leadership, creative sequencing, moving
meditation, yoga as lifestyle and yoga hikes. Integrating her
passion for art, nature and culture, she founded Root 2 Rise Yoga,
through which she facilitates Hike + Yoga, Soul (free flow)
Movement and wellness retreats locally and abroad. She also
currently teaches throughout Los Angeles, from fitness centers,
corporate lunch hours and private clients to California State
University, Northridge’s Kinesiology Department as adjunct
She enjoys her free time dancing, running or hiking in nature or
savoring a meal at one of her favorite plant-based restaurants.
Connect with Michelle Chua at www.Root2RiseYoga.org.