Tiny Yoga Space came to be because of Love.
And I'll happily share the shorter version with you...
Fredrik and Michelle met on a month long Yoga training in Mexico in February of 2015. It wasn't love at first site, but a growing love was planted and was watered and nourished every day since they parted. A few short weeks later he was back on the plane, heading to Brooklyn. And the visa application for Michelle to move to Sweden began.
She, a gal from a small town in Upstate New York, had been living in Brooklyn. He, a guy from a small town in Sweden, had been living in the coastal surf oasis, Varberg. They grew up five thousand miles apart, and met thousands of miles from where they called home.
After fourteen months of not so patiently waiting, we finally received the news that Michelle was accepted to Sweden! And so life here began.
After a hopeful job opportunity fell through, we decided to turn our office space into a yoga space. Within a month of arriving, Tiny Yoga Space was born. Just enough room for eight students. Although it took months to secure a full class, we kept on showing up, marketing, and holding space. Today we have over 150 students, which feels humbling with it being such a small shala offering one class every evening, monthly moon ceremonies, and occasional reiki trainings.
And now, we have been granted the opportunity to open another small space within the FGL Showroom, which is the mastermind of Miranda and Kristin. This one took a bit more time and dedication and love and tears, but The Loft Space is finally where it needs to be to welcome you in for healing sessions.
Although Michelle is the main face of both, Fredrik has been the constant support when it came to building, the economics, and the business planning. And of course, the emotional support.
It's been a journey for the both of us; a constant test of support and love and commitment, with daily reminders of gratitude and faith.
We would love to warmly welcome you to our homes, which you now know, have been built on a foundation of love.
Xx Michelle & Fredrik
MENTOR | HEALER | WRITER | TEACHER
As an integrative teacher, Michelle explores alchemy; the seemingly magical process of transformation and creation. She holds space for reflection and healing while creating an environment for exploring your soul's calling.
As a Spiritual Life + Wellness Mentor, Michelle combines her studies at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with life experience and trainings with her teachers. She mentors on an individual and group basis; empowering others desiring to transition to a sustainably healthier lifestyle through inquiry, uncovering limiting beliefs, accountability, and tools that have transformed her own life. She calls this The Alchemy as she is devoted to the process of transformation. Michelle is also dedicated to being the Mentor she desired when she was younger. She truly delights in guiding people to awaken to their own authentic power and spiritual connections; to live a truly happier life with more awareness, intention and freedom.
Michelle’s style of yoga is greatly shaped by the wisdom that has resonated from countless studentship and is deeply enriched and inspired most specifically by her teachers Pepper Monroe, Elena Brower, Ally Bogard, and Judith Hanson Lasater. She is devoted to spreading the seeds they have planted. Her classes weave together aspects of hatha, yin, katonah, kundalini, and restorative yoga. Her interest in embodiment, cosmic connection, and energetic healing is threaded throughout her teachings.
Michelle recently opened the Tiny Yoga Space and the Tiny Healing Space in Varberg, Sweden where she has been growing roots with her partner.
She currently leads monthly Moon Ceremonies, Gather Around SupperWomen's Supper Clubs, and Retreats around the world.
Through all of her teachings she invites you to compassionately navigate your inner knowing, meet your shadows, understand your truth, fortify your body and nourish your spirit - this is her vocation.
Educational Background in the Healing Arts
The Tiny Yoga Space, Falkenbergsgatan 1, 432 51 Varberg
The Loft Space*, Birger Svenssons väg 16E, 432 40 Varberg
Virtual Sessions, via Skype, Zoom, or Phone (Breathwork, Reiki, Coaching)
*inside the FGL Showroom at Bruket