Welcome to Moving into Spirit
by Michelle Crider, MA, RYT500
Michelle holds a Master of Arts in counseling psychology and is a yoga teacher (RYT500) specializing in gentle, grounding yoga and meditation. She offers online and in person programs including movement & writing workshops, and private individual, group, and family Awareness-Infused Yoga and Mindful Movement classes.
Michelle paints mini-artworks used for meditation, devotion, and inspiration.
She is also a dōTERRA® Wellness Advocate and Certified dōTERRA® Essential Oil Specialist.
Fear and Musings :: A Journey from Anxiety to Peace Through Poetry, Prayer, and Practice takes the reader on a transformative journey from anxiety, chaos, and trauma to joy, peace, and love. This journey offers poetry, prayer, and practices to help the reader develop self-awareness rituals using written words, prayerful contemplation, breath, positive intentions, and journaling.
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By helping individuals gracefully manage daily stressors and life adjustments through yoga, mindful movement, meditation, breath work, and essential oils, Michelle offers the practical, spiritual assistance needed to make life work, and to work through life.
“I am passionate about connecting with others and teaching them how to build physical and emotional strength, improve mental flexibility, and reduce stress and feelings of overwhelm, worry, fear, frustration, and sadness through the system of yoga. With a strong intuition, I am able to easily sense what someone is feeling in their body, when they don’t have the words to express themselves. Clients find a sense of calm, peace, physical and mental wellbeing, and the skills to manage uncomfortable symptoms, through bringing an awareness to patterns in their mind, movements, and breath.”
— Michelle Crider, MA, RYT500 - Elk Mountain Wellness, LLC, Owner
Need a little more background info? This is for you!
Michelle completed the Subtle® Yoga Training for Behavioral Health Professionals (200 hours), and the Subtle® Yoga Advanced Wellness Yoga Teacher Training Program (300 hours). A form of Hatha Yoga, the Subtle® Yoga approach is inspired by Viniyoga.
Michelle began her career in the mental health field in 2001 at Ridgeview Institute in Atlanta, GA, where she served in several positions including clinical assistant, clinician, and access center supervisor. Here she worked with all age ranges, from children to geriatrics, and across the mental health spectrum, from minor depressive episodes to emergency life crises. While there, Michelle worked with women struggling with disordered eating, adolescents and adults with drug and alcohol addictions, and led groups on the womens’ unit. She was promoted to supervisor of the intake/access center, one of the busiest departments of the hospital. Michelle later went on to work with multiple non profit associations, including the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, serving as Associate Executive Director and Lobbyist, and staff to the Ethics Committee.
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