Michelle Thielen, R-CYAMT, C-IAYT, is a keynote speaker, author of Stretching Your Faith and Exit Wilderness. She has been teaching somatic movement through dance and yoga for over 20+ years and passionate about helping the world heal from trauma to live a life of purpose.

As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist and meditation expert, Michelle has been instrumental in aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom. She travels around the world aiding in the rescue efforts of human traffick victims as well as raising awareness about the epidemic. She holds certifications with the American Council of Exercise, is a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and founded the Christian Yoga Association in 2018, to build a bridge between faith-based yoga practitioners and educators, as well as YogaFaith in 2013.

She has 3 200-hour Certifications, 3 500-hour Certifications, and a Minister through Christian Global Outreach Ministries. Michelle has been the lead trainer of over 200 Teacher Trainings.

You can find Michelle on platforms such as Kino MacGregor’s OmStars, YogiApproved, BeYogi, GAIA, Yoga Journal and more. Michelle enjoys teaching at yoga festivals, traveling the world, playing piano and leading worship at church. See articles here.