swissyogini

Michelle Haymoz offers in-depth instruction of the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Series (Primary, Intermediate, and Mysore Style) as well as Ashtanga-based improvisation classes, instruction in modifying sequences according to the level of each practitioner. Her classes further incorporate breathing techniques (Pranayama), exercises to cultivate awareness and strength of body and mind, guided meditation and chanting.

Ashtanga Yoga Instructor | Body Therapist

Michelle has been a dedicated student of Tim Miller for a number of years, committed to her daily Ashtanga Yoga Practice up to Advanced Level A. She has completed Tim Miller’s teacher trainings at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Primary Series as well as the Intermediate Series. She has also studied with Sharath R. Jois in Mysore, David Swenson, Richard Freeman, and other Ashtanga teachers.

Her study in her native country Switzerland as well as in the United States where she lived for many years, has provided her with a profound understanding of body mechanics and movement techniques supplementing her previous practices in classical ballet, aerobics, therapeutic body and energy work, voice training, and meditation. In her classes (both group and private), she applies a compassionate, inspiring and encouraging teaching style.

Born and raised in Zurich/Switzerland 1967, resident of the U.S. from 2004 to 2012. Speaks German, English, basic French and Italian.

Other Degrees & Disciplines

  • Professional Photographer specialized in portraits and yoga photography, Graphic Designer. Traveled 2012/2013 throughout India and the Indian Himalayas documenting a religious pilgrimage and portraying swamis, saddhus, locals, and sacred places. 
     
  • Various Body Therapy methods.
     
  • Business Administration Management
     
  • Numerologist (according to the Pentagram)

www.michellehaymoz.com
www.ashtangayogaphotography.com


Recommendation by Tim Miller

  Michelle Haymoz was a student of mine for several years when she lived in Encinitas, California. During that time she learned the Primary and Intermediate series and the first half a dozen poses of the Advanced A series. In addition she completed teacher training in both the Primary and Intermediate series with me and has learned the traditional Ashtanga sequence of pranayama practice as well. She has also done a great deal of assisting with classes and substitute teaching at my yoga shala. Michelle is a very committed student of ashtanga yoga with a strong work ethic, an eagerness to keep learning, and a good ability to absorb and understand the many different aspects of the practice. She has my highest recommendation as a teacher. Tim Miller, Director Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas/CA

 

Michelle Haymoz was a student of mine for several years when she lived in Encinitas, California. During that time she learned the Primary and Intermediate series and the first half a dozen poses of the Advanced A series. In addition she completed teacher training in both the Primary and Intermediate series with me and has learned the traditional Ashtanga sequence of pranayama practice as well. She has also done a great deal of assisting with classes and substitute teaching at my yoga shala. Michelle is a very committed student of ashtanga yoga with a strong work ethic, an eagerness to keep learning, and a good ability to absorb and understand the many different aspects of the practice. She has my highest recommendation as a teacher.

Tim Miller, Director
Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas/CA