Michelle’s journey in mindfulness started when she battled with disordered eating and corporate burnout for several years. A practice of greater self-awareness and management, emotional regulation, empathy and compassion has helped her to transform her life from one of excessive and obsessive Doing, to just simply Being.
She has studied and trained with the world’s most heavily-researched secular mindfulness programme, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), under UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, Mindful Schools, and The Science of Well-Being at Yale. A keen interest in mindfulness within organisational settings, she is also a teacher-in-training under the popular Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), an emotional intelligence, mindfulness and compassion programme first developed at Google.
Her heart-centred and evidence-based approach has reached a variety of settings including corporates, individuals, children and young adults. She is also a certified hatha/vinyasa yoga instructor, a Mindful Birth educator in prenatal, postnatal and active birthing yoga, and frequently leads self-care retreats around Asia. Annually, she attends meditation retreats in noble silence.
In her ventures, Michelle’s passion and mission have merged into the same road: she believes in lifting others up and driving meaningful experiences so that they can create more space within to invite more compassion, empathy and self-awareness.