What you need is already inside you.

I’m a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and a 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.

Counseling

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

I am now accepting clients for in-person individual therapy at RiverStone Wellness Center and Copper Well Retreat, both located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Please note that I am not currently accepting any forms of insurance at this time.

RiverStone Wellness Center, 5905 Forest Place #230, Little Rock 72207. Self-pay, sliding scale, and workers compensation benefits only. Call 501-777-3200 or email info@riverstonewellnesscenter.com.

Copper Well Retreat, 12418 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock 72223. Private pay only. Call 501-904-1978 to make an appointment.

Contact me for more information – and I’ll post updates here as they become available.

GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS

MINDFULNESS SERIES @ RIVERSTONE WELLNESS CENTER

Four-week series beginning September 6. Each hour-long mini-workshop is designed to be an introduction to mindfulness concepts and practices. Learn more about the many amazing benefits of mindfulness practice! Free to RiverStone clients. Call 501-777-3200 for more information.

**Interested in going deeper? Let us know! We’re currently compiling an interest list for a meditation/breathwork class at RiverStone. Call our office to be added to the list!

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.

COMING OCTOBER 2022! I’ll be teaching a weekly restorative/yin class for emotional regulation at Copper Well Retreat in Little Rock. Call 501-904-1978 for details.

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 and COMMUNITY CLASSES:

BRIGHT FUTURE FLOW BENEFITING ALLISON GRIGSBY SWEATMAN FOR ARKANSAS STATE SENATE: Join me for a virtual yoga flow inspired by the bright future message of the Allison for Arkansas campaign. Allison is a fellow social worker, and she’s running for the Arkansas Senate in District 13 (Maumelle, North Little Rock, Sherwood, and Jacksonville). I’m supporting Allison because she’s fighting for educational opportunities that every single student and parent can call outstanding, to bring mental healthcare into the forefront of the conversation about healthcare, and to fix our broken foster care system.

Suggested donation is $25 to attend, and all additional donations are appreciated! Attendees will be sent a link to attend the day prior to the event.

Here’s the link to sign up or make a contribution for a brighter future for Arkansas: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/yogaflow?fbclid=IwAR0yToOtYShWgzTp7c0I9qdCMGreYigZO8xZVEjpDsyddu6Tie4zTc5TirY

YIN YOGA WORKSHOP, LAKEWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS, NORTH LITTLE ROCK:

I’m beyond excited to bring the benefits of yin yoga to the Lakewood neighborhood of North Little Rock! This class is open to all, is beginner-friendly, and accessible no matter your body size or shape or level of fitness. The mission of the organizers is “to foster community yoga for every BODY.” YES. I’m into it!

For more info, check out the FB event page.

Register for this one by CashApp to $YogaRuby. $15