Michelle Gunnell

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Michelle has worked with children since 2005 teaching dance, volunteering at the Louisiana Children’s Museum and eventually becoming a certified Elementary School Teacher in 2007. After receiving her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification, she began teaching Yoga to adults and kids drawing upon her experiences and knowledge as a classroom teacher. She was then inspired to open a family-friendly Yoga studio with her own family in 2014. Michelle took her first Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training for 2-7 year olds the same year and has since also graduated from the NGY Teacher Training for 8-13 year olds. She immediately felt a connection to Jodi Komitor, NGY Founder, and the methodology behind what makes an NGY class so fun and successful!

Michelle is blessed with three beautiful children and a wonderfully supportive husband. She is always bringing her Yoga knowledge into her home to play and have fun with her youngest two children. It’s no surprise that some of her best ideas for Yoga classes come from her interactions with them! She currently manages and teaches at her studio in New Orleans, Yoga Krewe (which is named after the organized communities, or Krewe’s, that run Mardi Gras festivities), as well as shares Next Generation Yoga in libraries, pre-schools and summer camps.

Early on, Michelle knew she wanted to do something that impacts her community and teaching always felt like her calling. After becoming an NGY Teacher and Trainer, she feels immense gratitude to be doing what she loves and what she always felt called to do – spreading the love of Yoga one child and adult at a time.

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