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...

Re-creating Tribe

Humans are collective beings. In order to thrive, we need each other’s support, guidance, affection, love and cooperation. Centuries ago, when the US government sought to eliminate the Native American cultures, their focus was to disintegrate the tribal system. In...

Articles

“The 5 Elements of Healing Dance” – an interview with Michelle Dionne that was published in the August 2013 edition of WNC Woman.  To view the article, please follow this link.  “Freeing the Feminine” – an article by Lea McLellan in...