Having led a toxic life for many years overwhelmed with stress and severe asthma symptoms, Michel really understands what it means to lead an unbalanced life. Having been referred to countless doctors for his asthma and other inflammatory conditions, he realised it was time to take matters into his own hands after quitting his 10 year international corporate career.
In the course of his holistic health journey, Michel has witnessed the power of personal development and how our lives can significantly change through a consistent yoga practice, proper nutrition and harnessing self awareness & inquiry through daily meditation. He strongly believes that every individual is capable of empowering themselves with this knowledge in order to lead a healthier life full of energy, meaning and purpose. He is passionate about bringing this knowledge in greater depth into his retreats working with other wellness professionals. His retreats invite certified professional life coaches, trained holistic health chefs and experienced and certified yoga teachers to complement his knowledge.
Michel is the founder of Popup Yoga Concepts and is a 400 RYT certified yoga instructor having practiced a variety of yoga styles since 2002. He has been technically trained as a power hot yoga instructor with a big emphasis on technical (anatomy) and public speaking. He also complemented his training in traditional hatha in South India taught by monastic Indian scholars, remaining true to the essence of yoga. Michel continues to embark on trainings and workshops yearly in order to keep his knowledge fresh and sharp. Michel teaches power, vinyasa, hatha yoga and yin yoga and is also a qualified health coach applying these methods in his teaching methodology. These two polar opposite trainings have given him a dynamic style of teaching.
SANDY MC NOLTY
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga stands for leadership, community, service, possibility and transformation…on and off the mat. The asana parts of the practice are inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, whom Baron Baptiste studied with personally from a young age. Baron took what he learned from these great eastern teachers and created a style of yoga that worked to empower, strengthen, and stretch the bodies and minds of modern westerners.
Sandy McNolty has been in the wellness and Fitness Industry for over 30 years as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Counsellor and Yoga/Meditation Teacher. After the sudden death of her husband many years ago Sandy traveled the world studying and teaching various styles of yoga. Her Yoga journey began taking Deepak Chopra's trainings studying Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda and she became a Chopra Certified Vedic Master. Her most recent trainings were with Baron Baptiste. Sandy is also a Certified Robbins/Madanes Strategic Intervention Life Coach.
Sandy’s classes will touch, move and inspire you as you sweat, have fun and create space for new possibilities in your body and your life.
Sandy’s favourite quote is “ Be the change you want to see in the world” --Mahatma Ghandi --
ANAIS JOLLIVET, FRANCE
"Great retreat weekend spent with Michel, Joelle, Sofong and fellow yogis! I loved having the opportunity to spend quality time improving my alignment and discussing yoga philosophy. Would recommend warmly & looking forward to the next one!"