I stumbled upon the love of my life—yoga-—at the critical age of 12-going-on-13. I started reading New Age self-help books in college and met the Buddha in the San Francisco Bay area at 23.
Michelle Margaret Fajkus
Michelle is a believer in the power of poetry, circles and stories. She is the creator of Yoga Freedom, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, retreat coordinator and friend. Michelle's home base for the past five years has been Lake Atitlán, where she lives, walks, writes, breathes and stretches with her husband, daughter, dog and cat. Michelle has been teaching yoga since 2002 and gratefully writing this column for elephant journal since 2010. She has self-published several inspiring books and regularly leads yoga and mindfulness retreats in Guatemala.