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Michaela

Bio: Michaela is a passionate, yoga teacher and alternative health practitioner who works with different types of yoga, meditation and trance-work to help people accomplish changes in their life in a profound way. As an instructor, she continues to learn and grow in all things yoga so she can bring it to her students. Her introduction to natural healing arts started when Michaela was growing up on the island of Maui with surfers, yogis, painters and healers all around her but Michaela wandered from there. Michaela continued to practice meditation and movement arts at different points throughout her life, and as Michaela moved into adulthood, she found yoga and breathwork again where she felt at home and wanted to teach it, but life had other plans for her including four beautiful children. However, when the time was right, almost eight years after she started her family, she studied intensively with Doug Swenson attending Sadhana Yoga Chi, which is foundationally Astanga. Michaela received her 500 Hr Certification with him in 2013 and taught ever since and is now and E-RYT500 and Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider. With her love of yoga as a cornerstone, she continued to expand her knowledge with TYS Aerial Yoga I, II, III, and Gentle Aerial Yoga; Unnata Aerial Yoga I, II; Treat While You Train, a Yoga Tune-Up Format, and Yoga For First Responders, a Trauma Informed Yoga. As Michaela aims to bring you an informed practice she continues to learn through Loyola Marymount's Yoga Philosophy Program so there is always something new to learn from her. But she hasn't stopped there; she has studied over 200 hours of in-depth trance-work with the San Diego Hypnosis Institute with David Snyder and is currently working through 700 Hours with Hypnotist Practitioners Training Institute where she continues in personal client work with the subconscious mind. With everything that she has learned, her purpose in guiding people has become about teaching people compassion to love themselves in an integrated way that supports their goals in life while finding balance and strength in every aspect. She aims to make hearts a little lighter and bring joy to the world, to be an Elevation Through Inspiration.

 

Teaching Style: Graceful Movement, Alignment-focused combined with Inner Wisdom

 

3 Things for a time capsule: A Camera with Family and Friend Photos, Pen/Paints and Paper, a Bottle of Ho’okipa Sand

 

Find Me: Facebook @michaeladragesetyoga; Instagram @michaeladrageset


Michaela instructs the following:
  • Kids Yoga
  • Level: All levels
    Temperature: Room Temperature
    Description: Children deserve to have a spiritual and loving community like the adults. Kids get to know themselves through discussions and self awareness techniques such as yoga. In this class just for kids, interactive and fun games are used to teach yoga postures and breathing exercises. As a result, children channel their surplus energy to strengthen their bodies and minds. Meditation is also introduced to help them learn how to relax, focus, and develop self awareness. Children leave feeling accomplished and happy. Kids Yoga is a special class designed for children between the ages of 5-11.

  • Aerial Yoga* (register 4hrs before)
  • *This class is not included in the monthly membership. Additional cost required to take this class.
    Level: All levels
    Temperature: Room Temperature
    Description: Aerial Yoga is a unique experience of yoga asana practiced on the mat combined with asanas practiced in a suspended hammock. Using the aid of gravity, the hammock is an effective tool for realignment of the body as it acts like a hands on adjustment. The way in which the hammock guides the body into better alignment is greatly useful when translating the poses to the mat. The hammock is suspended about waist height off the ground and the instructor will guide students in and out of the hammock mindfully and safely. Aerial Yoga is intended to assist students to relax their mind and body, release tension, and rebuild proper alignment.
     
    No jewelry, no zippers, wear clothing that protects armpits and knees.

  • Second Saturday Satsang
  • Level: All levels
    Temperature: Room Temperature
    Description: Satsang is the heart of yoga. It is a spiritual gathering, led by a guru(s) or teacher(s), in development of the heart and mind to the full Self Realization and enlightenment.
    Each month Spectra Yoga will host the Satsang on the Second Saturday and feature various teachers from all over the yoga community. Each teacher will choose to lead the Satsang in his/her specific style. Whether we are discussing yoga philosophy, sharing energy, practicing yoga, and/or meditating, the key is the presence of our collective love and spirit.
    When you come in the Satsang class wear comfortable clothes to practice. This Spiritual Gathering is practiced in room temperature and appropriate for all levels.

    Free for Spectra Members & $20 for non-Members

    July Satsang: Intro to Chanting with Michaela

    We have mostly all heard of chanting in some form or another, whether Gregorian or Tibetan Monks, even Native American PowWows. But what does that have to do with you right? You may not need the gods to bring down rain or need to ward off evil spirits, but chanting has a multi-faceted background and just because it’s seen as old doesn’t mean it couldn’t benefit you today.

    In this Satsang workshop, Michaela will tell you why and how it works and even how to incorporate it in your life. We will go through the history of chanting through different cultures along with how it related to community and daily life then and how it can still relate. You will also get an introduction to the sciences behind chanting and physiological effects. And we will explore different chants from several cultures and their practical application for you today.

    Sign up now as space is limited!


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2701 Harbor Blvd, Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 436-0576

info@spectrayoga.com