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Michelle Finch

Michelle Finch believes in the power of a practice rooted deeply in the fundamentals & mindfulness. She genuinely embraces the notion that an open heart & mind coupled with the alignment of body & breath can be profoundly healing to the mind, body & spirit of every yoga practitioner. Whether attending her specialty Yin yoga classes or the balancing Yang (Slow Flow), you will find her classes to be powerful & moving for the entirety of your being. Michelle’s light hearted, yet nurturing approach to teaching is guaranteed to elevate your spirit and place a lasting smile on your face. Michelle was first introduced to the practice of yoga in 2003 and although it took eight years for these teachings to truly sink in for her, looking back she can see this foundation, laid in her early 20’s, provided the stepping off point for her to realize the multitude of benefits yoga offers, both on & off the mat. Having personally felt its healing qualities, the rounded practice of yoga has aided Michelle in turning toward a healthier lifestyle, relieving her dis-ease of anxiety & depression, as well as overcoming a personal battle with addiction. After nearly 10 years in corporate human resources, she found herself being called away from the business world & in 2012 made the decision to re-dedicate her life to the path of yoga & has not looked back. Although Michelle is an ERYT-200 RYT-500 certified teacher, she believes that one should always seek further wisdom from the teachers that have come before her. Therefore, following the path of continued learning, she is humbled to be currently studying with the Insight Yoga Institute under the loving guidance of Sarah & Ty Powers. On top of her yogic studies, she is also currently enrolled in the highly acclaimed Transformative Leadership MA program with the prestigious California Institute of Integral Studies. When not teaching, Michelle spends her time outdoors (cycling, hiking, kayaking, etc.), traveling, enjoying time with her friends/family & sharing the beautiful journey of life with her husband, DJ.


Michelle Finch instructs the following:
  • 50 Hour Yin Yoga TT – Yin-Yang Flow, Yoga Nidra & Shoulder Module
  • Yin-Yang Flow, Yoga Nidra (YYF) & Shoulder Anatomy Module
    • Taoist Yang Flows (as taught by Paul & Suzee Grilley)
    • Taoist Yin-Yang Sequences
    • Blending Yin & Vinyasa Yoga
    • Motoyama Qi Cultivation
    • Yoga Nidra - Science, Theory & Practice
    • Teaching Yoga Nidra
    • Skeletal and Tissue Anatomy of the Shoulder
     
    Modules can be taken as a standalone & complete 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training or combined for a comprehensive Advanced 150 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    2018 Dates & Times
    Two Weekend Intensives August 3-5 & 17-19
    Fridays - 6:00p – 10:00p // Saturdays & Sundays - 8:00a - 6:00p
     
    Location
    Invoke Wellness Center - 1315 W 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46260
     
    General Information for All Modules:
    This program creates space for exploration and study in the Yin tradition, the complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In each of the 50 hour training modules we will explore:
    • Yin Yoga Theory & Practice
    • Yin Yoga Poses & Prop Usage
    • Yin Yoga Sequencing & Teaching Methodologies
    • Yin-Yang Philosophy
    • The Functional Approach (14-10-7)
    • Muscular, Fascial & Skeletal Anatomy
    • Human Variation Anatomy
    • Posture Analysis Labs
    • Foundations of Mindfulness & Meditation
     
    Investment
    $649* per 50 hour YYTT module, paid in full upon enrollment
     
    *Books & materials NOT included in tuition  

  • $10 WARM Community Yin Yoga - Level 1
  • Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. Some call it the “other half of yoga.”

    Yin is a slow, meditative practice with a focus on rejuvenating the natural strength and length of the connective tissue (fascia) of the body that may have been lost due to aging, diet and/or lifestyle. The direct effect on the connective tissue created by Yin Yoga in combination with mindful muscle relaxation promotes the healthy flow of qi (energy) within the body, optimizing mental, physical and emotional health.

    Yin postures are held for longer periods of time giving the practitioner the opportunity to observe and bring awareness to the breath and sensations in the body as well as cultivate a deeper contemplative practice. Yin is meant to compliment more vigorous forms of activity in life to keep the body supple and settled.

    This unique heated Yin class is the same practice you know and love, in a room set to 80-85 degrees. This warmer environment can potentially soften the tight tissues of the body to bring more ease into the practice. Be advised that any time yoga is practiced in a heated environment, over stretching is a risk. Please practice attentively.


  • Yin Yoga - Level 1
  • Yin yoga is accessible to anyone, including beginners. Poses, held between 3 and 5 minutes, are done mostly on the floor and target the deep connective tissue concentrated in the major joints of the body. Yin yoga helps rejuvenate connective tissues, improve circulation, and bring joints back to their natural range of motion.

    The longer duration within each pose provides the opportunity to slow down and bring awareness to the current capabilities of our bodies. Through mindfulness practices, we are able to focus inward more clearly and open ourselves to fully embody the present moment.

    Yin is a wonderful compliment practice to our more vigorous activities such as vinyasa, running, cycling or other athletic pursuits. Maintaining poses for several minutes can have an intense effect on the tight, sore and sometimes inflamed tissues that endurance athletes often experience.

    Please note: Yin is NOT restorative yoga. Due to the long, slow, deep holds of the Yin poses, this practice can be intense. Please discuss any injuries you have with your instructor prior to class.


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  • Indiana Statehouse Corporate Class