Michelle GD is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with a B.A. in Literature and Fine Arts from Tufts University. Her professional training and educational background provide the foundation for work which blends her love for yoga and mindful living with creative writing and photography. Michelle leads online classes that weave together the practices of writing, photography, and mindfulness as meditative practices which encourage intentional living. She guides others in understanding that – in paying attention to tiny moments and in taking small steps – one can live sanely, wholly, and joyfully.
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I live in Virginia with my teenage kids, my husband, and a very cute pup. We’re a homeschooling family. I write about, and photograph, what inspires me. Which means I write about, and photograph, life. The pretty, the not so pretty. The in-between. You could say my writing and photography are forms of meditation because they are. Slowing me down, zeroing me in, expanding me out. Helping me catch the tiny moments that make up every day. I like the tiny. There’s a lot of punch packed in there.
freshly baked bread, watermelon, pizza, pasta (food, in general)
cloudy days, sunny days, rainy days
trees, flowers, lakes and rivers, the sea
quiet, silence, stillness
a good belly laugh, a big bear hug, a genuine smile
slippers, soft sweaters, jeans, yoga pants
yoga, long walks, pilates
honesty and kindness
tea and coffee