Michelle Dorer

Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005.  She began practicing yoga in 2002 when she was a student at the University of Virginia. She was happy to meet her teacher Tim Miller in Charlottesville, VA in April 2004.  She has and continues to make annual trips to Encinitas, CA, attends his workshops and conferences worldwide, completed his First Series Teacher Training, Second Series Teacher Training, and Third Series Teacher Training.  Tim has taught her well into the Fourth Series of the Ashtanga Yoga sequences.  Michelle had the opportunity to practice with Pattabhi Jois at the tale end of his life and has also studied with several other prominent Ashtanga Yoga teachers within the Lineage, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for 18 years, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as Meditation, Chanting, Astrology, Ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire.  She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.  It is her intention as a teacher to help facilitate the continuation of her students’ physical practice while nourishing their spiritual and emotional growth symbiotically.  She is interested in the global movement of Awakening that is currently happening and supports any holistic practice that facilitates this process.

Glenda Gurley, RYT-200

Yoga has been a source of strength and empowerment in Glenda's life. Yoga is just as much mental and spiritual stretching as it is physical stretching. What she loves about yoga is how it translates off the mat. How practicing patience with your body as you move into asanas is how you practice patience in the world. How noticing the small changes that occur from one practice to the next help you notice the “little things” in life. How finding balance on your mat helps you find balance in your life. How learning grace towards yourself on your mat allows you to share that grace with the universe. Yoga can be eye-opening, mind-opening, and heart-opening. It’s a moving meditation where the beat of your heart and the rhythm of your breath align with the vibrations of the universe. Glenda is excited to share the practice of yoga with others as they find their work both on and off their mat, either at home, on the beach, or in the studio!

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Second Series 6 Week Course with Michelle Begins Saturday, October 2!

September 28, 2021

The Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga is an intricate and beautiful sequence that is not explored often en...

David Garrigues Will Be Teaching in the Outer Banks This September!

July 13, 2021

David Garrigues will be teaching a Mysore Intensive in the Outer Banks September 12 - 17. This will be hi...
Weekly Beach Yoga Classes Available for the Season!

June 1, 2021

We kicked off another season of Beach Yoga! We are offering two multi-level Vinyasa Yoga classes a week o...


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