Through a background of relatedness, Michelle is an effective Yoga, Life & Nutrition Coach, Teacher, and Partner in Personal Transformation. Driven by the opportunity to serve, Michelle holds space for you to live your version of a purposeful and successful life. Studied in Mindbody Transformational Psychology and Somatic Yoga Disciplines, Michelle teaches from a place of journeying toward the pose, not the arrival. Her somatic style of yoga is therapeutic based, resulting in effectively and directly reprogramming the sensory nervous system. Using relaxation techniques to promote awareness, inquiry and regulation of the body, she is your partner in lovingly dismantling the holding in your body and clearing out the things that no longer serve you. As your accountability partner in living in alignment with spirituality and integrity, Michelle gently uncovers the cues of the subtle body and sensory experience of the body, guiding you to your wisdom within. Offering techniques to develop insight in asana, meditation, self inquiry and self love, Michelle connects yoga to your life in a way that is relevant and accessible, developing sensitivity, balance and mindfulness in the Mindbody.
Ever since she was a little girl, Michelle Ricci has been connected to her body through movement and music. Born and raised in Buffalo NY, she spent her formative years as a National Gymnast, and roller coaster aficionado. Moving to Colorado in 1992 Michelle began to entrench herself in the Tourism & Hospitality, working for Keystone Ski Area and then Copper Mountain. In 1999 Michelle left the ski industry for a Homestead and Trading Post in Twin Lakes Colorado. The Twin Lakes Trading Post became a favorite attraction for the next ten years for people commuting and on holiday between Aspen and the front range via Independence Pass and housed over 25 local artists. In 2004 Michelle relocated to Salida where she is the Chief Visionary Officer of Mountain Vibe Youth Camp. Since moving to Salida, Michelle has studied Urban Farming and Conscious Living, Holistic Nutrition and Life Coaching and has earned a diploma in Mind-body Transformational Psychology from South West Institute of Healing Arts. Michelle restructured the Course Leader Support Manual for Landmark Education, as well as working towards her 500hr RYT through Prajna Yoga Center in Sante Fe NM. As a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Michelle is practiced in Wellness Coaching, Self Love teachings and youth development, and specializes in Conscious Coupling and Conscious Uncoupling, helping both men and women find new ways of relating to others.