about

 bringing the healing tools
of yoga to under-served populations

michelle l. bowles
my lotus blossom yoga therapy founder

specialization

  • Trauma/Anxiety
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Joint Replacements
  • Structural Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Generalized Stress Management
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Military/Veteran Populations
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Neurological Issues

 I share it with others because I feel it is my duty, given the benefits I have seen it have in my own life and body.

my work

I am a Yoga Warriors International Certified Instructor, a Certified Therapeutic Adaptive Yoga for MS Instructor,  and a Warriors at Ease(WAE), Veterans Yoga Project, and iRest Yoga Nidra trained instructor.  I have experience teaching populations like: yoga for corporations, yoga for children and teens, yoga for seniors, yoga for women’s health issues, yoga for substance abuse recovery, plus size yoga, and yoga for veterans and active-duty military.  I have facilitated therapeutic small groups for those dealing with anxiety, recovery from substance dependence, auto-immune disorders, joint replacements, structural misalignments, etc.

my training

C-IAYT, TIYT, PYT 1000, e-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP,  NKT


Certified Yoga Therapist – International Association of Yoga Therapists


Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist – 1,000 Hour Level (IYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at 500 Hour Level (Yoga Alliance), Registered Childrens’ Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. NeuroKinetic Therapist


my practice

I have been practicing various styles of yoga since the early 1980’s, consistently since 1994, and incorporating yoga into a variety of teaching activities since 2002.  After training at Sundara Yoga Therapy,  I became a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in March 2012, was grandfathered as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, became a Certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher – Now called Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist – in May 2012, an Integrative Yoga Therapist at the 500 Hour Level in August 2013 and at the 1,000 Hour Level in May of 2016, and was certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in September of 2016 in accordance with their grandparenting policy and standardization of training.  As of 2017, I have greater than 3,000 hours of training in yoga and have facilitated more than 3,500 hours of yoga practice for others.


affiliations and teaching positions



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