If you are a woman leader—a CEO, a teacher, a healer, an entrepreneur, a community organizer, a conscious parent, or any woman who holds space for others—then The Practice 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 a woman in crisis, transitioning, and questioning your next big steps, then this is your community. You've landed here because you are ready to take back your life and commit to living and leading in a different way. This is The Practice.
Now is the time to wake up to your soul's calling.
Let me ask you...
you are not alone
Collectively, as women, we’ve inherited patterns of over-giving, over responsibility, and self-abandonment.
We don’t believe we are worthy or that we are good enough. We don’t 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 disconnected from ourselves and lead from depletion.
The Practice was designed for women like us. There is yoga and therapy and church and meditation, but 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 our own well-being. 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.
“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.”
The Practice is deep reverence for who you truly are and a sacred commitment to yourself.
The Practice is listening to that ache or nudge deep within your body that we often ignore.
The Practice is remembering the temple you live in and caring for your body with reverence and respect.
Through our stories we remember where we came from and inspire each other into new possibilities.
The Practice is leading your life and making decisions from your soul’s truth.
Confident in your decisions.
Fully expressed in your work and family.
Nourished in your body.
Connected to your higher self.
Calm, centered, and creative.
Aligned with your life.
Supported by deep community and sisterhood.
Inspired by and excited about your life's work.
Grounded in your leadership.
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.
What needs to die for you to truly live? What do you need to let go of so you can fully bring your gifts into the world? Who are you now and who are you called to become? In the first part of The Practice we will dive deep and look at what needs to change, and how to release the burdens of self-sacrifice.
In The Practice we carve out time each week to go all the way into yourself. You will listen deeply to your truth and what it is your soul feels called to do. We get honest about what is real for you. We touch the darkness, the grief, the pain, and the conflict, so you can come out stronger and more clear about who you are and how you want to lead.
We have all been conditioned to see the world and ourselves a certain way. We've inherited patterns and wounds from our mothers and grandmothers. In The Practice we heal these ancient wounds and rewire our belief systems so that we can lead and serve from a more empowered, capable sense of self.
Healing takes time and space. We will heal together through conversation, sacred feminine practices, journaling, and meditation. You will have the support to integrate all of your newfound wisdom and healing so that you can take action to change your life. Integration is important before going back out into the world as your new and more grounded self.
Soul Leadership is leading your life and making decisions from your soul’s truth. You will surrender to what’s real for you, what your heart is longing for, and what your body needs, and then redesign your life to match. Soul leadership is becoming the leader of your own life. You will own your decisions, take inspired action, and lead from a place of care and intention. You will bring your gifts to the world in a new way and become the leader you are called to be.
“The thing I love the most about The Practice is hearing other woman leaders 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 this past year of the pandemic, political unrest, and disruption of our lives, we have been forever changed.
We’re being shown a choice between the old way of living and being, and a new way that is asking to be born. I believe that we are living in a time of great transformation, healing, and possibility.
Our voices are needed. Women are change agents and leaders of this great transformation, but we can’t do this important healing work if we are hiding and living small. 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. If you know you are meant to live and lead in a different way, and you desire deep inner and outer change so your life matches your truth, then you are in the right place.
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 leaders who put themselves at the center of their own lives.
Everything is uncertain right now. That is precisely why we need to be stepping into our truth and taking care of ourselves in deepest way. The world needs us to be well-nourished, wide awake, and living our callings.
For the world to change, we need to change. When we heal, the world will heal. I’m devoted to helping women leaders find practices that help them break old patterns and step into their deepest truths. I’m here to help you open up and honor who you truly are.
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.”
We are women leaders who understand that the world is at a turning point, and it is critical for us to be well-nourished and wide awake to help the planet heal.
We place ourselves at the center of our own world.
We trust ourselves and find guidance from within.
We are deeply devoted to our own personal and spiritual growth.
We live from truth instead of fear.
We don’t compromise our values.
We believe in the power of connection and sisterhood.
We are not afraid to invest in our own becoming.
We are leaders redefining modern womanhood.
Leave toxic relationships.
Open and close businesses.
Seek help and support.
For 12 weeks we weave our way through what I call the Arc of Feminine Transformation™. We deepen into who we are, discover where we are disconnected, and do the work to change. We sink into our truth, practice listening to our intuition and inner voice, and honor the calling in our hearts. We leave the 12 weeks with a new perspective, clarity on what and how to change, and courage to put our own needs first.
Relocate to a more aligned place.
Speak truth to power.
Break ancient matrilineal patterns.
Change their name.
Go back to school.
Twice a month there will be a small group coaching session for you to bring what you need support around, and to receive reflection and personal guidance from Michelle. The small groups of approximately four women will stay consistent throughout the program. These women will be your support sisters on the journey. You will have time to dive deep into your personal situation and get to the root of what needs to shift for you to transform and grow. Being witnessed by women on the same path is a powerful way to move through blocks and barriers. Small groups will meet once a month on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 12:00 pm PST.
What you get...
Each week we meet on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm PST. This is a sacred time carved out just for you. It’s a weekly ritual and touchpoint with yourself. We will learn, reflect, drop into guided meditations, and connect with our sisters through deep conversation. Monday evenings are our practice time, where we begin to shift our perspective, find clarity, and embody the teachings of The Practice®.
Once a month, Michelle will host Friday Tea Time. This is an open office hours for extra support, coaching, and connection. Michelle is available for questions, support, and extra guidance. We will always begin with a meditation and connection practice, and then open the circle up to everyone.
Each month you will receive a new video with Michelle offering a guided meditation, spiritual lesson, and The Practice® feminine yoga and embodiment experience. Learn how to embody the teachings of The Practice on your own time. The movement will help you tap into your inner wisdom and deeper truths. It’s about feeling your way through your body, letting go of what you are holding onto, and finding your own rhythm. It’s fluid, circular, sensual, intuitive, and grounded. It’s for all women and all levels. Practice on your own time, and feel free to drop in again and again.
Join us in our private Facebook group for conversations and connection. This is the best way we’ve found to share resources and stay connected as we deepen together.
After registering you will receive a special The Practice® journal. This is a sacred workbook we will use while traveling together over the 12 weeks.
It’s a very personal, intimate program that will change the way you think and the way you live your life.
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. It is priced to inspire you to show up for yourself. For too long I’ve watched women sign up for classes and programs, pay the money, and not show up. 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, 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 all angles.
Are you ready to say yes to yourself?
October 4, 2021
Offered Monday nights, October 4 –
December 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST
Two small group calls per month on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 12:00 pm PST. Scheduled after registration.
Offered Fridays, October 15, November 12, and December 10 at 12:00 pm PST
Shared on the 15th of each month. October 15, November 15, and December 15.
Community access 24/7 in our private Facebook group.
“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.”
This is exactly why you need The Practice®. As women we have a deep seated belief that we need to give all of our time away, and that there isn’t enough for ourselves. The first step in The Practice® is saying yes to yourself, and carving out space for your needs. Just by saying yes, your world and perspective starts to shift. Another part of The Practice® is beginning to see what in your life truly matters, and letting go of the things that burden you or feel like too much. This will make more space for you and the things that are important to you.
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.
Yes! The pandemic helped me see that this is true. For most of my career I taught in person, but the pandemic forced me to teach online. I learned that we can access deep parts of ourselves online in ways I never thought possible. The transformation is powerful, and even more potent because we are gathering and dropping in together from all over the world. It is also a gift because you don’t have the cost of travel, and you learn how to deepen into yourself in your own environment. This does not feel like just another Zoom class. I have found ways to drop into ourselves and each other that are profound and exciting.
In the past, The Practice® was taught in my yoga studio and was more focused on movement. The Practice® has evolved. The focus today is on mentorship, deep meditations, conversations, and practices to guide you into yourself. The focus is on feminine spirituality and how to live a more connected authentic life. We now offer deeper connection through group coaching, and a longer course online. We use the online platform so we can gather from all around the world and drop into ourselves in our own homes.
I offer a recorded movement session each month. It will help you deepen into the monthly lessons, guide you through a mediation, and offer feminine yoga that is designed for any woman. The movement is more about feeling good in your body and learning to listen from within than it is about exercise or perfecting poses. This portion of The Practice® is optional.
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.