Olympia, WA 98512
Called the Yoga Pastor, Michelle holds Certifications with the American Council of Exercise is a Registered Yoga Trainer with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 200/500 level, a R-YFMT, Registered Master YogaFaith Trainer, and Manduka Brand Ambassador.
Michelle is an international speaker and author of Stretching Your Faith, as well as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainer, Michelle has been instrumental in aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom. She travels around the world aiding in the rescue efforts of human traffick victims. She has studied with Eric Walrabenstein as a stress-interdiction specialist through the BootStrap Certification Program.
Michelle Thielen began studying and practicing yoga in the late 80’s while professionally dancing in Portland, Oregon where she was born and raised. Eventually the love of yoga and it’s numerous benefits led her into instructing and sharing the wonderful gift of yoga with others, but it was her passion for Christ that led her to YogaFaith.