Michelle grew up Middletown, Ohio before attending college in Virginia, and graduate school in New York City. She took her first Bikram Yoga class to help manage the stress of a demanding career in the banking industry. After her first class, she was hooked and practiced regularly in New York and in London, where she lived for 2 years.
Michelle took a break from the banking world and graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2012. After spending a few years traveling and teaching, she decided to move back to Cincinnati to teach permanently. Michelle became the owner of Bikram Yoga Cincinnati in June of 2015.