live and lead with devotion to yourself


The Practice

You are here because you long to live a different way. There is a fire burning inside of you, a desire to break old patterns and finally live your life fully and unapologetically, as the woman and leader you are called to be. You know the world is at a turning point, and you can't keep abandoning yourself if you want to show up for real. Time is running out. It’s time to stand up for yourself and reclaim your life.

with Michelle Long, MA

The Practice

local gatherings

Sacred circles and events in Portland, Oregon.

online programs

Sacred practice, mentorship,
and sisterhood.

global Retreats

In person getaways to beautiful places.


The Immersion

The Practice Immersion is a three-month journey into yourself. It’s a blend of feminine spirituality, personal mentorship, group support, and deeply connected sisterhood. It’s a spiritual system and transformational process that will help you step into your truth. It feels like a mix of church, therapy, and a women's leadership retreat, all in one experience. If you are feeling the call to make a change in your life, break old patterns, and stop giving your life away to everyone around you, then this is for you. If you need time to connect with yourself, if you crave deep soulful conversations with other women leaders, and if you are ready to live outside of the patriarchal rules, then this is for you. 

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The Training 

The Practice Sacred Leadership and Facilitator Training is a year-long program for women who want to dive deeper into the philosophy of The Practice. It’s for those who want to make deep systemic change in their own lives, and who feel a call to lead other women in spiritual transformation. It's for women who want to heal and change through a new paradigm of feminine leadership. It’s perfect for coaches, therapists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and women who want to serve other women in their community in a deeper, more connected way. You gain the tools and knowledge to bring the values and teachings of The Practice to your own community and work. Find your voice and become the leader you are meant to be.

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The Retreats

Sometimes it takes stopping and going far away from our daily lives to see ourselves from a new perspective. It takes slowing down and creating space. The Practice Retreats are a way to reconnect with yourself, gain clarity, and enjoy deep soulful sisterhood in magical places. These retreats feel like a reunion and a gathering place for all the women of The Practice. Join Michelle for very personal and intimate retreat experiences in Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

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Success Stories

jackie, women's circle facilitator

“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. ” 

dina, Writer and yoga teacher

heather, mom and business owner

“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....

akiko, mother and community leader

elsa, teacher and nutritionist

“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.”

gather with us

Join us each week in our online temple for The Sunday Service. It’s a way to connect with yourself, get to know Michelle, and sink into the essence of The Practice® before you commit.

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