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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:
  • 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.


  • Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 1/2
  • Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 1/2 - THIS CLASS IS THE SAME FORMAT AS THE REGULAR 1/2 CLASS BUT 55MIN IN LENGTH. This class is for all levels regardless of how long you've been practicing as you can never know the basics too well. Whether you are a seasoned and dedicated yogi, a beginner who is brand new or an advanced beginner who has been coming to basics classes but does not feel quite confident enough to move up to an All Levels format, this class offers multiple benefits for all. Although this class will move with a flow it will be a slower flow so the student has ample time to move into and out of the pose effectively keeping the stability that is often lost when the flow becomes too fast. You will enjoy a great selection of poses with fun and interesting sequences, multiple alignment cues but also extended periods of silence once in the pose to allow reconnection with your breath, body and spirit. Come to breathe, move, open and smile. "The deeper you go, the higher you fly so come on!" John Lennon

  • Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 2
  • Vinyasa Yoga EXPRESS - Level 2 - Join us for a 55 minute (NON-heated) EXPRESS class. All levels are welcome. The instructor will present different options for the less experienced student and for the advanced yogi.

  • Spring 80 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
  • 80 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
     
    Winter/Spring Training - Jan. 27-29, Feb. 24-26, Mar. 24-26, Apr. 28-30

    Fridays - 6:00 – 9:30 // Saturdays -10:00 - 6:00 // Sundays - 9:00 - 5:30

    The Program:

    Whether you are just starting out on your journey as a yoga teacher, seeking to enhance your teaching skills or simply wish to develop your personal practice, our Yin Yoga Teacher Training will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice and teach authentically, grounded both in self-awareness and experiential knowledge. 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 this 80hr training we will explore:

    - Foundations for the Body - Experience the practice of Yin Yoga, The Chinese Meridian Theory & Human Variation Anatomy
    - Foundations for the Mind - Consists of mindfulness and open awareness drawn from Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist teachings
    - Foundations for Teaching Yin - Yin Sequencing, the Yin Approach
    - Foundations of Philosophy - The History of Yin Yoga
    - Relational Awareness Practices - Includes generating loving-kindness and compassion, as well as engaging in contemplative dialogues with others on specific subjects (i.e. dyad work).

    Who’s it for?

    Everybody! This course is a welcome study for new and established yoga teachers to refresh, renew and to deepen their practice and study of Yin asana, pranayama, philosophy, mindfulness and consciousness. It is also open to dedicated yoga students (preferred minimum of 2 years consistent practice) to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.

    Requirements:

    Download & submit application, interview, acceptance Attend all class sessions Daily Yin and meditation practice Assignments including but not limited to reading and writing Assist and teach Yin classes

    Investment:

    $999 - 80 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, paid in full by first class.

    To apply, follow the link below.

    http://exaltyoga.com/images/Exalt-Yoga-2016-YYTT-Application.pdf

     

    ***Invoke hosts two 80 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings lead by Michelle Finch each year. Stay tuned for more upcoming dates to fit your schedule.


  • $10 Community Yoga - Level 1/2
  • Community Yoga - This is a basic or slower paced class that is perfect for beginners or those that prefer a slow flow.  The same amazing Invoke class but a price point that is accessible and affordable to the entire community. Please feel free to use a regular package or pay the low $10 drop in rate.

  • Intro to Yoga Workshop ($55 for series) ***please sign up under WORKSHOPS/EVENTS tab***
  • Please register this Workshop through our WORKSHOPS/EVENTS tab.
     
    This four-class series is designed for brand new yoga students or those that would like to review the fundamentals of yoga. Basic alignment and breathing techniques will be introduced in a non-competitive, fun, relaxed atmosphere. Registration is limited. This workshop is the first four Mondays of each month DOWNTOWN and the first four Tuesdays of the month at our NW side location at Invoke Wellness Center. The workshop is progressive beginning the first week of each month. Please try and attend the first session. As a bonus, you receive 2 unlimited weeks of Bar Effect, Pilates or yoga classes for free.

    Cost: $55 (4 sessions, plus a 2 week FREE pass for unlimited yoga or Bar Effect/Pilates mat classes at both locations!)


  • Myofascial Release Yoga
  • Explore your body using the rejuvenating techniques of myofascial release (MFR) in combination with active & passive forms of yoga as well as various other forms of movement that will rebalance & reenergize your body while relieving stress. Allow gravity to take hold & use the assistance of your own weight to reach deep into your body & release tension, tightness & pain. MFR is a great way to target specific body parts where pain is stored, even in inflexible bodies. Compliment your yoga practice through this unique way to move energy and release fascia.

    This workshop is designed for yogis & yoga teachers who want to learn more about using various everyday tools to decrease muscle soreness & combat the wear & tear on the body of the modern lifestyle. Learn techniques to bring this practice into your everyday activities, empowering you to take control of your own health & comfort in life.

    All students who attend will receive a FREE myofascial release toolkit which includes two large balls, two small balls & one scraper as well as a handy bag so you can take them anywhere you go!

    Michelle Finch is a corporate escapee whose yoga teaching styles focus on mindful movement & having fun. She has dedicated thousands of hours to learning how to benefit others in discovering better health & find ease in their bodies, hearts & minds.

    Investment: $40 (Personal MFR toolkit included)  //  $30 for returning students with discount code


  • Myofascial Release Yoga *** Please sign up on WORKSHOPS/EVENTS tab***
  • Explore your body using the rejuvenating techniques of myofascial release (MFR) in combination with active & passive forms of yoga as well as various other forms of movement that will rebalance & reenergize your body while relieving stress. Allow gravity to take hold & use the assistance of your own weight to reach deep into your body & release tension, tightness & pain. MFR is a great way to target specific body parts where pain is stored, even in inflexible bodies. Compliment your yoga practice through this unique way to move energy and release fascia.

    This workshop is designed for yogis & yoga teachers who want to learn more about using various everyday tools to decrease muscle soreness & combat the wear & tear on the body of the modern lifestyle. Learn techniques to bring this practice into your everyday activities, empowering you to take control of your own health & comfort in life.

    All students who attend will receive a FREE myofascial release toolkit which includes two large balls, two small balls & one scraper as well as a handy bag so you can take them anywhere you go!

    Michelle Finch is a corporate escapee whose yoga teaching styles focus on mindful movement & having fun. She has dedicated thousands of hours to learning how to benefit others in discovering better health & find ease in their bodies, hearts & minds.

    Investment: $40 (includes personal MFR toolkit)