Michaela is a native Austrian with a degree in Economics and Languages. Following on from the renowned dance traditions of her country, she started learning Latin Ballroom dancing in 1988, and successfully took part in numerous competitions all over Europe for more than 6 years, winning a number of recognitions, awards and prizes in the process.
After moving to London, she began to specialise in Salsa, and subsequently qualified with the UK Alliance of Professional Dance Teachers. She is now a highly sought after dance instructor, and is in constant demand all over Europe as a:
Wedding Dance Teacher - for private lessons
Ballroom & Salsa Instructor - for classes
Dance Manager - for Events, Balls, Charities
She encourages her students to explore their passions for music, supporting their sense of rhythm, grace, technical styles and always helps them to create & discover new skills, abilities and harmonies. Her style is unconventional, forward thinking, outside of the box and reflects her simple believe that: "EVERY'BODY' CAN DANCE"
Y O G A
Michaela grew up in a small rural village, surrounded by the unspoilt nature, mountains and lakes that is associated with Austria. She connected to nature through the guidance of her father and has always had a love and passion for movement. Being introduced to Ashtanga yoga in Crete in the 90's, she has since established and refined her daily practice, studying with Sri Patthabi Jois and his son Sharat as well as attending workshops and classes with the world's leading instructors (John Scott, Danny Paradis..).
On discovering the method of Anusara Yoga, she studied with its founder, John Friend and qualified as Anusara-Inspired Yoga teacher 200h RYS under the guidance of Kathleen Hogan from Chicago. She continues to learn with senior teachers (Mitchel Bleir, Desiree Rumbaugh, Noah Maze..), flies to workshops and trainings all over Europe and Asia, but emphasises on learning via self practice.
As a fully qualified member of the internationally recognized platform Yoga Alliance (www.yogaallicance.org) she leads & guides her students safely through an energetic practice, sharpening & honing their skills, awakening new awareness & senses, inviting them to access their inner beauty and to smile from the heart!
"JOURNEY FROM DEEP STILLNESS TO FULLHEARTED ENERGY AND BACK"