Michele Ainza is a Yoga Alliance RYT and has been practicing Yoga for two decades. She has an MFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts and a Certification in Movement Analysis (Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals) from the Integrated Movement Studies program based out of the University of Utah. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor of Dance and Guest Artist at Willamette University in Salem and Linfield College in McMinnville. Michele teaches a unique, hybrid class that draws from her experience as a professional dancer, choreographer, and somatic educator. Furthermore, her yoga style has been informed by her studies in Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. As an instructor, she brings her passion of anatomy, kinesiology, improvisation, and creativity, along with her sense of humor and intuition.