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Michelle Ruiz

Michelle has experience working in children's homes and shelters across the globe. Her travels have brought her to places including : Ghana, Africa; Rabat, Morocco; Hyderabad, India: Thailand and many more. After discovering her love for yoga, she decided that she wanted to share the peace she found with as many people as possible, starting in her own community.

She enrolled in the Pose by Pose Teacher Training Program led by Jennifer Leavy, in Tampa, FL. where she obtained her RYT-200 & RYT-500 Registered with Yoga Alliance. Michelle also received her Prenatal Certification with Pose by Pose Yoga.

Although she is a Hot Yoga enthusiast, Michelle enjoys exploring all types of yoga. She leads weekly Vinyasa Flow & Power Classes . She spends time teaching teen girls at the Joshua House Children's Home and women at the Spring Women's Shelter focusing on renewal and recovery. Michelle is a guest speaker at various teacher training programs in Florida. Specializing in Yoga for Back Pain Management, she leads workshops and private sessions that focus on a safe, comfortable, healing yoga practice.

She believes " It's Never too Late, It's Never too Bad and You're Never too Old or too Sick to Start from Scratch Once Again. " ( B. Choudhury )



Michelle Ruiz instructs the following:
  • Fire Flow
  • The Fire Flow class takes place in a room heated to 95°-100°.  Each class is uniquely designed to challenge all levels with modifications given for beginner and advanced yogis.  The class is fun, challenging and will have you moving, breathing and sweating! The added element of heat challenges the body as well as the mind - helping to detoxify and invigorate the you. You will explore various poses to work the entire body.  You are encouraged to work at a level that is appropriate for you and take modifications as needed to honor your body. This class will help you build strength and flexibility leaving you feeling charged and energized. Bring a towel and expect to sweat!
    All Levels • Temperature: 95° - 100°
    Great for: Strength • Flexibility • Cardiovascular Health • Toning • High Calorie Burning • Stress Reduction • Cultivating Inner Peace

  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Designed for expectant Moms as they move through the various stages of pregnancy. You practice poses to help ease some of the discomforts you may be experiencing as your precious baby grows inside. You will also learn poses and breathing techniques to explore during the birth experience. You are invited to stay for tea in the café after class for “Mommy Tea Time” to socialize with other expectant Moms.
    All Levels • Temperature: 76°-78° Great for: Strength • Flexibility • Toning • Stress Reduction • Cultivating Inner Peace

  • Hot 26
  • Hot 26 is a series of 26 postures practiced in a room heated to 100°-105°. This tremendously healing series will access every muscle, joint and organ in your body while building strength, flexibility and improving overall health. You will be challenged mentally and physically. Bring a towel and expect to sweat!
    All Levels • Temperature: 100° - 105°
    Great for: Strength • Flexibility • Cardiovascular Health • Toning • High Calorie Burning • Stress Reduction • Cultivating Inner Peace