Ever feel anxiety about the holidays and the inevitable Thanksgiving feast food coma, cold weather sluggishness and or even slight depression?
For decades, I subscribed to my limiting belief that holiday binge-eating and winter colds and flus were a staple part of the holiday season. I gave into eating all my Halloween candy and welcoming the seasonal viruses with poor diet, guilt-driven sporadic exercise as punishment and being down on myself, all under the excuse that I lacked self-control.
But I grew tired of this hamster wheel and being seasonally sick, and decided to change--one small thing at a time.
A gift of becoming a yoga teacher over ten years ago was feeling inspired to make the kinds of choices I wanted to help others to see they had, because I wanted to lead by example (as I was always taught, being the oldest of 5 siblings). Choice is powerful, and we exercise it constantly through action or nonaction. And by being consistent in these choices, I gained my trust in myself. And by gaining self-trust, I knew I was stronger than my habits. Anyone can create new habits that better serve how they want to feel and be.
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REviews of Root 2 Rise Yoga with Michelle chua:
Michelle truly lives out what she teaches. She is so much more than a yoga teacher - I learned this when I went on her exquisitely curated trip that she organized to Costa Rica this past June 2018...Hopefully like me, you'll be delighted by her effervescent love of movement, nature, and all people!
Michelle clearly stands out with her beautiful and bright energy. I love how her practice and teaching encompass body, mind and spirit. She not only teaches yoga but lives and exudes it.
Michelle not only teaches 'yoga', she embodies it fully with her heart and soul...
Michelle is by far one of the best instructors I've ever had, period. Patient, clear in her explanations and demos, and so encouraging...
My first yoga class was with Michelle years ago. You can have the best (yoga pose) sequence and not teach from your heart. With Michelle, I also feel her passion when I'm in her class. I can see she loves what she does, and she inspired me to want to teach yoga, too.
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I'm so grateful to have met Michelle! Her kind energy opened up my interest in pursuing yoga and meditation. She is such an incredibly light and soul. She starts with grounding ourselves through mindfulness and breathing exercise. She brings the most authentic energy to the class by sharing the history and understanding behind poses, names, and techniques. I truly appreciate her work and impact on my well-being!
I’ve had dozens of instructors over the years, but Michelle is far and away the best yoga mentor I’ve ever practiced with. She epitomizes grace during these difficult times. Michelle has saved my sanity and my back while working from home, keeping me grounded with her sharing of yogic teachings and meditation techniques. Her repertoire of physical asanas is encyclopedic, and I’ve loved learning new poses and stretching my boundaries. Jump in, all. You’ve got this!
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