If you are a woman who holds space for others —a business leader, a professional, a teacher, a healer, an entrepreneur, a community organizer, a conscious parent—then The Practice Circle is for you. If you are a woman who over-gives and over-serves at the expense of your own needs, then you are in the right place.
If for too long you’ve ignored the nudging in your body and soul begging you to listen and live a different way, if you’ve given to everyone else and tucked away your truth, you are not alone. If you are craving a tight-knit community of women that get you, then welcome home.
You've landed here because you are meant to be here. You are ready to take back your life and lean into the power of authentic sisterhood. This is The Practice.
Now is the time to take back your life.
Let me ask you...
you are not alone
Collectively, as women, we’ve inherited patterns of over-giving, over-responsibility, and self-abandonment.
Because of the patriarchal systems we live in, we have been taught to believe that we are not worthy or good enough. We've been taught not to trust ourselves and our own innate wisdom. These limiting beliefs and ancient patterns live deep in our DNA as women. Our mothers were taught by their mothers who were taught by their mothers. These feminine patterns go way back and are the reason we feel depleted and disconnected from ourselves.
The Practice was designed for women like us. While we have yoga and therapy and church and meditation, nothing was designed with a woman’s unique needs in mind. We take care of those we serve, but we've never been taught to prioritize ourselves, or devote our lives to becoming who we truly are. We’ve never been taught how to listen to our own inner guidance and to trust our inner knowing. The Practice teaches us to do this. It shows us how to live a life that matches our true essence. It’s everything we need to remember who we are and live and lead from our feminine truth.
Women are the natural spiritual and emotional leaders of our families and communities. If we are burnt out, broken, and depleted trying to lead our children into the future, then we are adding to the problem. We are then only creating more anxiety, more uncertainty, and more unfulfillment. The Practice teaches women to put ourselves first, in service of those we love and the world we live in. We are the mothers of the world, and we need to show up fully nourished and fully expressed so that we can authentically care for the ones we love and serve.
To follow the deeper callings in our heart.
To break ancient patterns that keep us living small.
To work in a way that matches our capacity and truth.
To lead with depth and devotion to ourselves.
To stop giving away our power.
To lead without sacrifice.
To set boundaries that free us.
To find the strength and courage to live our truth.
To stop passing down the legacy of martyrdom.
To re-write the rules and change the paradigm we live in as women.
To remember that community and sisterhood are salve for our wounds and salvation for our spirits.
“The Practice changed my life because I no longer seek others for my answers, but instead listen to my powerful source of inner wisdom and guidance. As a result of this experience, I'm more grounded and centered in my life and feel I can show up as my full authentic self without worrying what others will think.”
Imagine if for the next three months you had the support to bring your own needs into the foreground. Imagine if you had the tools to help you find yourself again, to help you trust, release, and become more of who you are. Imagine connecting with other women in a safe container where you get to explore the depths and raw parts of yourself that often stay in the shadows. Imagine finding the courage to finally put yourself first.
Women need each other.
For twelve weeks we gather at the same time with the same group of women. The structure and consistency of our container allows you to be held so you can let go. It allows us to truly connect and feel safe with one another. As women we are good at saying we will make time for ourselves, and then not following through. The Circle is here to help you break that pattern.
Each week we explore one of the 12 spiritual lessons of the The Practice. Feminine spirituality is a deep inner listening and honoring of what is true to you. It's all about guiding you back to yourself and learning to listen from within. The Practice is spiritual because it is deepening and cultivating a relationship with your highest self, the part of us we most often ignore. It is a reclamation of the feminine, which has been lost over generations of time. Each week we practice turning down the noise of the outside world, and turning up the volume of your own voice.
Women are pack animals. It is in our DNA to gather with each other, to learn together, and to heal through one another. Over time our connection has been lost and we have forgotten how much we need each other. in The Practice Circle we dive into deep conversations, put down the mask of perfectionism, share what is real, and remember that we are not alone.
Every woman needs mentorship and guides who have walked a similar path. Women who can show us the way and help us navigate the initiations of life. In The Practice Circle you receive personal mentorship from Michelle and the support of a sacred container of women.
Each Circle immerses you in the Sacred Feminine through various rituals, archetypal work, and deep guided meditations. Expect music, connection, and an invitation to drop into yourself and connect with other women in meaningful and moving ways.
“The thing I love the most about The Practice is hearing other woman say out loud their thoughts of shame, guilt or failure which I had thought ONLY I suffered from. The freedom that comes from knowing I am not alone is more powerful than any other one thing.”
After years of the pandemic, political unrest, and disruption of our lives, we are living in very uncertain times.
Systems are breaking down and we are being shown that the old patriarchal ways of living are no longer working. And it's getting messy.
Now is the time for us as women (and anyone who identifies as female) to gather together, collect our voices and inner wisdom, and find stability within each other during these unstable times.
Our voices are needed. We are the mothers of this world, and we are needed to help change the systems that are breaking down. But we can’t rise into who we truly are if we are hiding and living small. We can't meet this moment if we are depleted and broken down. It’s time to liberate ourselves and start speaking in our true voices. It’s time to open our souls and connect fully with our feminine wisdom so we can shine as the women we are called to be.
Even though I was yoga teacher and had a Master's degree in Holistic Health Education, I quickly fell into patterns of over-giving and over-responsibility. Self-abandonment and self-sacrifice came way too easily to me. I had been conditioned my whole life to give myself away.
And it’s been a hard road. I have battled with chronic illness, grief, loss, and severe worry.
For the past decade, I’ve been working to break these ancient patterns, and live a healthy, aligned, and fully expressed life. I am showing my kids how a woman can live her truth while also being a mother and business owner and wife. I am pioneering a new generation of women who put themselves at the center of their own lives.
20 years of experience teaching and guiding women back to themselves. I’ve led thousands of women to start living deeper, more connected and inspired lives.
An extensive, grounded education. I have a Master’s degree in Holistic Health Education and years of yoga, life coaching, and spiritual training. My teachings and offerings are rooted in scholarship and a broad understanding of women, health, and spirituality.
Experience with women. I owned and ran a women's healing center for 10 years. I understand women from the inside out. I’ve had the honor of witnessing thousands of women as they moved through their own healing journeys—the grit, the pain, and the beauty.
My personal journey. I’ve walked my own personal journey from self-abandonment to self-devotion. I’ve lived through grief and hardship as a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and an entrepreneur. I weave worlds together, just like every woman leader I know.
I live The Practice. What I’m teaching is a way of life, and I’m committed to what I teach both in the circles I lead, and in every moment of my personal and professional life. I am committed to listening to my truth and living a life that reflects who I truly am.
“I wasn’t sure that I could commit to something every week, and was fearful that I’d feel guilty for taking time for myself. Ultimately, I decided to give myself the gift of time. Time to pay attention to my own needs. Time to open up and connect with other women leaders. Time to be honest about what I needed to discover myself again. I realized that I could only do this in the safe space that an ongoing practice could create.”
It’s a very personal, intimate program that will change the way you think and the way you live your life. It will help you heal your body, your heart, your relationships, and your deepest connection with yourself. Your life will transform.
The Practice® is for women who are ready to make change and stop self- sacrificing. We go deep and we are not afraid to touch the tender parts. Expect some tears, breakthroughs, grief, grace, and unraveling of old parts to find the true you. The Practice is real, deep, and moving.
Because we are in community and are moving through The Practice together, we transform quickly. The energy of a group holding each other and processing together is profound, and the same quality and depth cannot be accessed through individual therapy or coaching.
The Practice is an investment in yourself. This program is for women who are ready to show up and commit to a new way of living and leading. Over the 3-month program, you can make yourself a priority, sink into sisterhood, and release the burdens and resentment that have been holding you back.
The Practice was designed to support you from the inside out.
Are you ready to say yes to yourself?
“I joined The Practice, a circle of women I barely knew, and I felt my boundaries that I had held up all day at work come crashing down.
I was grateful for this space to bring my tired broken body and heart. I was grateful for Michelle to lead a circle in this way and for the space she created where I could really be me. I internally noticed I didn't have a place to feel my feelings. I couldn't recall when I lost myself, but I was lost.
The circle allowed me to fully enter the dark. I was held in my darkness. The Practice led me to a deep awakening.”
“Before The Practice I was exhausted and overwhelmed from years of working in a way that didn’t allow me to be who I truly am. All I wanted to do was run away.
Yet, as I allowed my true self to emerge I found The Practice calling me on a deeper level. Any fears, shame, or loneliness that I carried around with me were allowed to be witnessed and held without judgment. Any unworthiness or doubt that I felt about myself began to drip away as I opened up and let my voice be heard. My life has been truly transformed because of it. ”
“The Practice has been deeply ingrained as a piece of my healing.
“The Practice taught me how to hold space for others, and break patterns I don't want to pass onto my daugthers.
I was unsure at first, but in need of connection and community. I wanted a place to call home. Little did I know that The Practice would lead me back home—the home within. The home that never leaves us, we only get disconnected from our truest self. The Practice helped to hold my hand and guide me back home to me, my one true love.”
The Practice was a safe space and container that allowed me to feel, open myself up, and gave me assurance that I was going to be okay. Every time I showed up, I gained more knowledge on how to be a better, more aligned version of myself. I credit The Practice on my journey to becoming a certified yoga instructor, and now a business owner in the yoga space."
This could be you....
“The Practice helped me sort out my thoughts on my life. It’s been instrumental in my recovery from depression.
“When I first met Michelle, I entered the Practice a tired, resentful woman after years of pushing through the world playing by the old patriarchal rules.
I’m now fearless of sharing what’s on my mind. The fear of being vulnerable is gone. It’s empowering! I love that my restored positive energy is back and is infectious with my family and clients. The Practice is like taking a small vacation every week to make yourself be a better person.”
I emerged a stronger, softer feminine leader. Michelle creates a beautiful and nourishing container that allows each woman to feel safe, to let down the armor and the masks to reclaim the fullness of who you are. She gently but firmly guides you back to your center. In the Practice, I reclaimed my softness, my fiery passion, and deeper trust in myself. Michelle holds the mirror for you to do the same.”
All of the nitty gritty details about the program, like what you need, what you should wear, how to enroll, pricing, and exact dates are on the application. There are differences between the online program and the local program, so that is why not everything is explained on this page. Take a moment to read over the application to learn what to expect throughout the three months in more detail.
I like to know about each woman before she enrolls in The Circle. This gives me a chance to listen to who you are, what you need, and to make sure this is going to be a great fit for you. The last thing I want is for you to enroll in something that is not going to serve you. To enroll fill out an application from the program page. If you are a great fit, we will accept you into the circle and send you enrollment details. If you want to connect on the phone after you are accepted, we can chat to answer any questions. Space is limited, and we fill up fast, so I recommend applying now as enrollment is first come first serve.
Yes! The Practice® is not a religion, it’s a way of bringing your own needs into focus and listening to yourself. The feminine spirituality that we explore in The Practice® is about softening, listening, and deepening into yourself. It’s a practice of self-devotion. In my opinion, it’s something all women need to learn, and it can be practiced alongside any religion or spiritual tradition. The Practice is real-life, practical spirituality that we can weave into our everyday lives.
The Practice is not a yoga class. There is some gentle movement that feels more like a dance than yoga. It's not about working out, or getting fit, it's about connecting with yourself. All levels and bodies are welcome to move with us, and of course, if you don't like something we do, you can rest it out.
I understand that financial hardship is real for many women, especially now. I encourage you to check in and ask if this is something you can make happen for yourself, by prioritizing it over other wants/desires. What can you rearrange for a few months to make this happen for yourself? And if it’s truly not possible for you, please reach out to me. I offer a few scholarships each quarter.
The Practice® is something you can do again and again. We are always growing and spiralling deeper into ourselves. Please enroll in The Practice® again and again. I will also be offering The Practice® alumni a monthly membership to continue showing up and practicing together once a month.