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Swan Michelle has been teaching yoga full time since the year 1998 as one of the first handful of yoga teachers in New Orleans. She is the Founder of Swan River Yoga and the former Co-owner of Swan River Yoga.

Swan Michelle created the first Yoga Teacher Training in the region in 2006 and has blessedly taught thousands of beings yoga in New Orleans and The Gulf Region. She created her unique Sound Bath experiences in 2012 specifically in Swan River and has been offering them extensively throughout the Gulf Region to thousands of participants.

Swan Michelle has numerous certifications in a strong classical lineage, including Ram Dass, Jivamukti Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Anusara Yoga certifications, studying with such teachers as Sharon Gannon, David Life, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Amma, the hugging Saint ,The Dalai Lama, Dr. Jaya Shri MD Sanskrit Scholar, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das and Judith Lasater, the creator of Restorative Yoga.


Swan River Yoga: www.swanriveryoga.com


Her most recent training is with Dr. Joe Dispenza as a Certified Neuro- Consultant in the study of meditation, neuroscience and quantum physics that can be facilitated to small businesses, conventions, and mindful gatherings.

She has traveled to India and Bali, the East, numerous ashrams and world many times to gather trainings in Asana, Sound Therapy, Restorative Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Energy Medicine, Bhakti Yoga, Quantum Physics, Trauma Sensitive Somatic Trainings and Yoga Nidra.

Her specialties are offering and leading Yoga & Wellness Trainings, Sound Bath Concerts and Producing Yoga & Wellness Retreats by the beach. Now at her new home in Pensacola Beach, FL, she is a Wellness Event Producer, as Sponsored by The Positive Vibrations Foundation, of large Eco-Wellness based activities in advocacy of self awareness based tools for healing as a community in nature.

Her wellness based programs range in numerous corporate wellness based events and private reset counseling and group events. She is an innovative, progressive and impactful community gatherer.

In her free time, she adores being by the ocean playing music, singing, exploring & meditating, where she loves to surf, paddle board, swim and commemorate with the sacred waters.

Swan Michelle can be found on Pandora and Spotify & is currently making a Sound Bath CD!

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