What you need is already inside you.

I’m a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and trauma-informed yoga and meditation teacher.

Whether you’re navigating a tough transition, grieving a loss, healing past trauma, coping with anxiety or depression, struggling with setting boundaries, trying to find your center, or looking to chart a new course in your life, I can help.

I combine the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, and energy work with the latest research-based modalities in neuroscience and psychotherapy to create a holistic approach tailored to your specific needs.

Hi! I’m Kerri.

My focus is on helping folks heal from the effects of trauma. I can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, attachment trauma, grief and loss, and all the stresses of life that impact all of us. If you’re navigating a tough transition, struggling with setting healthy boundaries, feeling overwhelmed and burned out, having trouble in relationships, or want to chart a new course for yourself but don’t know where to start, I can help.

I am a licensed master social worker (LMSW) trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), attachment theory, ego-state therapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT/tapping), and Reiki, among other evidence-based modalities. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I’ve taught hatha, Yin, and restorative yoga for three years and have practiced yoga for nearly 25 years. I have studied with and learned from Wesley Pilcher, Kayce Johnson, Rena Wren, Lisa Danylchuk, Hala Khouri, Ashley Turner, Jivana Heyman, Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. I am an RYT 500 yoga teacher with additional certification in Yin and trauma-informed yoga.

My approach to mental wellness is holistic. I start with two guiding principles: first, that the mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked; and second, that none of us is broken. Each of us is whole already, and we have within us everything we need to heal. My goal is to give you research-backed, consciousness-based, practical tools for living peacefully, deliberately, abundantly, and authentically.

Yoga

I teach studio classes, private sessions, online classes, and workshops.

Practice with me IN THE STUDIO:

Thursday mornings, 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Slow Flow @ WLR Yoga

Saturday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Foundations/Yoga Lite @ Arkansas Yoga Collective

First Friday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Yin Yoga @ Arkansas Yoga Collective

Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Restorative Yoga @ RiverStone Wellness Center. Free to clients of RiverStone. Call (501) 777-3200 for more information.

Practice with me ONLINE:

Kerri Michael Yoga on YouTube – yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices you can access anytime. Please subscribe!

I teach a short (10-15 minutes) weekly yoga and mindfulness practice each week. New videos posted every Tuesday. Check it out at https://sweapconnections.com/connect-to-calm/.

Book a PRIVATE SESSION:

Intimidated by studio/class settings? Have something specific that you’d like to work on? Want to combine yoga, meditation and breath with trauma work or coaching? Private sessions are a great way to personalize your practice and create the results YOU most want. Contact me for rates and information.

You can also book me to teach a yoga class just for your party or group. Whether you’re looking for programming for your organization, or just want to gather a group of friends for a private class, I will work with you to design a yoga and/or mindfulness workshop or class just for your group! Contact me for more information.

Upcoming WORKSHOPS:

INNERSPACE AT THE SALINE COUNTY LIBRARY: Grab your spelunking tools and join me this summer for a short 4-part series at the Saline County Library in Benton. We’ll dig into some gentle, restorative yoga and do a little journaling about what comes up as we explore the depths of self-inquiry and self-awareness. Starts June 11 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Click here for details and registration information.

I’M THE ONE THAT I WANT: Divorce and Separation Healing Workshop at Sage House Yurt at Copper Well Retreat, Little Rock. More info coming soon!