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Michelle Acebo (Umā Devī) is branching out to North Texas! She is an E-RYT 500-hour yoga instructor, Jivamukti 300-hour certified teacher, and founding director of the Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi School of Yoga. Umā first discovered yoga in 2001 when she set the goal of getting fit. Shortly after, she completed her certification as a Jivamukti yoga teacher with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York wherein she found her life's mission to intertwine the rich roots of her yoga lineage with her well-established roots in South Texas. This has been her life's mission ever since.
"The Earth does not belong to us—we belong to the Earth. Let us celebrate our connection to life by not enslaving animals and exploiting the Earth, and attain freedom and happiness for ourselves in the process. For surely, the best way to uplift our own lives is to do all we can to uplift the lives of others."
In a feature interview with trauma therapist, neuroscientist, and educator, Ashley Anne, PhD, Umā shares her story of finding yoga, how it transformed and saved her life, and how important it is for her to share the traditional roots of yoga to honor her lineage.