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 in June 2004, his Second Series Teacher Training in August 2014, and his Third Series Teacher Training in August 2015. Tim is currently teaching her the Fourth Series. Michelle has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Dena Kinsberg, David Garrigues, Sharath Rangaswamy, and Eddie Stern, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for thirteen 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.
Sarah started practicing Vinyasa Yoga in 2012 with Anne Howard and is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200, Amalam School of Yoga, Outer Banks, NC). Shortly after completing her teacher training in early 2014, she began studying with Michelle Dorer and developed a daily Ashtanga practice. Additionally, she has attended workshops with Tim Miller and David Garrigues and is currently exploring Nadi Shodhana, or Intermediate Series. Along with her regular Ashtanga practice, Sarah enjoys mixing it up and channeling her creative energy by crafting fun, challenging sequences for her Vinyasa flow classes. Outside the studio she enjoys the beach, running, hiking, swimming, plants, animals, reggae music, traveling, and being outdoors.