Birth Preparation

Birth Preparation: Private Sessions for Expectant Parents Giving birth and becoming a parent (whether for the first time or not) is one of the most enormous life transitions that we can go through.  Many deep fears, anxieties and unresolved wounds can surface during...

Attending Births

Attending Births Throughout the Arabic world, all the women of a tribe or village used to dance with a mother during her labor and birth. Michelle is now attending births to dance with women during their labors. Michelle guides women through the dancing, recommends...

About Michelle

I am originally from Pennsylvania, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Grassroots Social Movements and Empowerment.  After school, I traveled the world for a decade learning different cultures’ traditions and dances.  Having been introduced to yoga...

About The Mandorla

The image of the mandorla (which literally means “almond” in Italian) represents union. It is perhaps the most ancient sacred symbol known to humankind, said to have been inscribed on the Ark of the Covenant. Also known as the Vesica Piscis, it symbolizes the sacred...

Rites of Passage

Every tribal culture has had rites of passage to mark times of great transition in the human life span – birth, childhood, adolescence, sexual partnerships, elder-hood and death. These rites were usually more than a simple day of ritual. The ceremony itself was...