Who We Are


We are a collaborative of highly trained educators, doctors, professors, and innovators working at the conjunction of ancient medicine and modern science, distilling practices that teach healing, without harm.
Our mission is to help people become the most healed, the most whole, the most connected, successful, joyous, EVOLVED, versions of themselves; to help people find harmony in body, mind, heart, and with their surroundings. 
We offer professional trainings, healing retreats and one-on-one healing sessions.

Professional Trainings

Offering immersive experiences with the finest teachers in their fields at our educational center in Costa Rica, in conjunction with our partner studios across the globe, in person, virtually, and online. 

Life Changing Retreats

Breathtaking views, lush landscapes, pristine beaches, delicious food and extraordinary opportunities to ground, grow and balance await you on your week long journey into deep exploration and wonder.

Professional Trainings

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Yoga Therapy for Brain Disorders Certification

Program start date: April 13, 2022


This is a 3-month program that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings at 6-9pm CT/ 7-10pm EST through June, and meets one weekend per month (April 22-24, May 20-22, and June 10-12)

Available at our partner studios, live online and recorded

This 100 hour Yoga Therapy certification is where yoga and neurology intersect. Learn to treat mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and MS; substance abuse, PTSD, and TBIs. Combining yoga therapy and trauma-sensitive education, with neurology and psychiatry this truly holistic training provides a full spectrum approach. Led in partnership with Neuro-Psychologist Dr. David Callahan, Addiction Specialist Dr. Kristen Anderson, and Trauma Specialist Elisha Fernandes Simpson, LMSW. 

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Transformational Vinyasa and Level 1 Orthopedic Yoga Therapy

Next training starts October 12, 2022

200 hour Vinyasa training which will leave you fully prepared to teach EXCELLENT classes to students of all ages, sizes, shapes and levels of fitness. Discover why this 6 month training consistently gets 5 out of 5 stars and is called “Life Changing”, “Unbelievable” and “The best thing I have ever done”.

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Orthopedic Yoga Back Care Program

This course focuses on spinal care, as well as the rehabilitation of spinal injuries and conditions such as herniated disks, stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, pinched nerve and generalized back care. 

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Pathways to Healing Through Body Centered Practices

In this course, you will be learning about the impact of trauma on the body, mind, and spirit, stemming from Elisha's research, passion, and experiences in building up the program. This program continues to evolve and is shaped by the communities that surround our trauma survivors. 

Pathways to Healing Through Body Centered Practices is an ongoing, self-paced trauma-conscious training that can be completed within 6 months of your start date. 

 

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Life Changing Retreats

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February 18 - February 25, 2023
March 18 - March 25, 2023
Playa el Coco Beach Villas 
Pacific Coast of Nicaragua outside of San Juan del Sur

These retreats have something for every member of your family! In addition to healthy meals and daily yoga, we offer surf lessons with expert locals, horseback riding on the beach, zipline tours, wildlife tours, cultural/historical tours, and much more!
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Goddess Awakening

February 26 - March 4, 2023
Playa el Coco Beach Villas 
Pacific Coast of Nicaragua outside of San Juan del Sur

Yoga, breath work, sound healing, ecstatic dance, Thai Massage and so much other goodness awaits you on this transformational journey to reawaken the sacred feminine within. 
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Back Care Retreat and Training


March 25 - April 1, 2023
Co-Presented with Dr Katina Manning DC
Pacific Coast of Nicaragua 

A healing retreat and holistic training designed for people who experience back pain, and those professionals who want to best help them. 
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Dr. Katina & Michelle's Chiro Camp


March 25 - April 1, 2023
Co-Presented with Dr Katina Manning DC
Pacific Coast of Nicaragua 

You will come away from this amazing week, feeling renewed, refreshed and empowered with the knowledge to continuing your healing journey!

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Let It Go... To Change Your Life!


New Dates To Be Announced Soon
Co-Presented with Alli Barnes
Captiva Island, FL

Prepare to leave behind chronic pain, 'stuck' or 'negative' patterns of thinking, postural imbalance, old hurts, fear, confusion, and perhaps even a few unwanted pounds!

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Level Up... To Change Your Life!


New Dates To Be Announced Soon
Co-Presented with Alli Barnes
Captiva Island, FL

Prepare to learn and apply the latest science of functional health to truly optimize your own health and mindset. If you think you have a good grasp on healthy living but want to level-up your knowledge or finally have a definitive plan to truly grow and find a strong healthy balance in your life, this is your answer.

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Michelle Fleming

Michelle found yoga and it saved her life. She stumbled into an Ashtanga class one afternoon and found it was the first thing that made her intense anxiety and depression dissipate. After tearing a ligament in her knee during a class - and finding that her scoliosis was worsening with the practice - she began to delve deeply into the anatomy behind the poses in an effort to find a safe and effective way to retain the exhilarating flow she loved so much.

She has since become a Yoga Therapist, a Thai Bodyworker, a Nerve and Artery specialist and a Board Certified Structural Integrator in the lineage of Ida Rolf. It was through these complementary practices of wellness that she healed her body - and from there Orthopedic Yoga Therapy was born.

These days she trains teachers and students to find a fluid pattern of movement that protects and nourishes the joints while stretching the muscles and connective tissue and quieting the mind. She is the owner of Sanctuary Wellness Studios, Director of Orthopedic Yoga and Transformational Yoga Therapy and founder of Equilibrium, a non-profit dedicated to bringing breath, movement and nutrition education to young people with anxiety and mood disorders. 

After living and learning all over the country, she now teaches internationally, bringing her unique style of yoga to students of all levels, ages, shapes and sizes. She has been teaching for almost 20 years and training teachers for over 10 years. She believes it is a blessing to be able to bring people the gifts of a strong body, a quiet mind and a blissful spirit. 

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    “Seeing Michelle and getting relief after only 1 session was truly miraculous and meant the world to me. Her time and expertise offered such a unique perspective and specialized healing modality made all the difference. ”

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    “As I dug deeper into the program and compared it with others, what I found was a miraculously organized yoga teacher training. Michelle has designed the program to include required classes as well as offering flexibility in the elective courses.”

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    “Between being immersed in the culture, daily excursions doing ziplining or just walking the beach, this trip exceeded all my expectations.”

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    “The bodywork Michelle performed on me was MIRACULOUS! She made me feel so comfortable talking about my past and current medical history, discomfort I have been feeling, and really listened to what I wanted to get out of the experience. ”

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    “The challenge from the environment as well as the program pushed me to see just what I was capable of! And the results we got with our clients at the end of the training were spectacular. ”

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    “What caught my eye most about Michelle’s program was the emphasis on anatomy and the human body, as well as the wide variety of elective options she has come through her studio.”

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    “I am very grateful and appreciative of the unique quality evaluation and healing tools you have and I am lucky enough to experience.”

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    “As a mother of an adolescent young woman I can tell you that you have absolutely made a positive impact in her life.
    She first came to the Yoga for young women for the summer yoga camp in 2015.
    After that week with you I felt that I had my daughter back. ”