I love my weekly private yoga sessions with Michele! For sixty minutes, all of her attention is on me – what my body needs at that given moment in time. Whether it be strength, flexibility or balance, Michele skillfully leads me into and out of poses using props to assist as needed. Mixed with her unwavering emphasis on proper alignment and breathing, Michele continues to help improve my practice and has given me that added boost of confidence to get me back into group classes.
Recently my group of local and out-of-town family and friends were both excited and delighted to attend a private Bliss Yoga session led by instructor Michele Schmidt on the morning before our daughter’s wedding. Michele was able to secure the perfect outdoor spot, brought plenty of her extra mats, blocks, and straps, provided us with refreshing water and invigorated us all with an incredible 1+ hour-long yoga practice! Michele has always been one of my very favorite yoga instructors with her clear and easy to follow instructions and individual positioning adjustments as necessary. She led us through a peaceful flow and personalized the session to honor my daughter, the bride-to-be with her words and ending prayer. Everyone who attended enjoyed it immensely and thanked me for the jump start to the day! I’m so glad Michele made this session possible – it’s become a tradition with our family weddings to include yoga and was a wonderful part of our weekend of celebrating!
When I retired last summer I checked all the day time classes available @ the YMCA and at the end I realized that I kept going back to Michele’s classes. Why?! Because I felt good during and after her yoga classes, and enjoyed her personality.
I attended one of her workshop, the Posture for Healthy Aging and that confirmed her professionalism and knowledge of the subject: well prepared, helpful notes and team practice. She even took time to take pictures of me in certain positions that I had difficulty to execute so that I would be able to check them at my practice at home.
Michele’s instructions during class are very clear and her voice is calming and pleasant. She is very kind and patient, always available for extra help. A Michele Schmidt fan!”