Michelle Acebo (Umā Devī) is the Founder and Director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi and is a lineage holder of the Jivamukti, Baptiste, Dharma, and Ashtanga traditions. She is a passionate pioneer of yoga and was the first to bring yoga to South Texas when she opened the very first studio in 2005. Michelle honors her lineages by leading classes, hosting retreats at her homestead, directing teacher certification programs, and mentoring her yoga community by fostering lifelong, transformative relationships. She is a Board Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist and trauma-sensitive teacher who blends traditional approaches with contemporary science.
As many approaches to yoga overly-westernize and distort original teachings and intentions, Umā provides a fun, nurturing environment that also protects the roots of her lineages and retains the primary purpose of yoga as a path toward enlightenment and liberation of the soul.
LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.
RETURN TO THE ROOTS
CONNECT TO THE LINEAGE
As yoga has made its way into the Western world, more and more people have the privilege of benefiting from its practice. At the same time, it's become common practice to morph traditional mantras, meditation, and movement into something trendy and new.
Michelle and her team reject the modernization of yoga and passionately protect the sanctity of their yoga lineages. Each class, certification, and holistic retreat will bring you closer to the original roots of yoga and invite you into the true tradition of yoga, which has lasted more than 5,000 years.
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