About Michelle Stortz

Michelle Stortz, C-IAYT, ERYT500, MFA, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in cancer and chronic illness. She works in numerous medical settings in the Philadelphia area and enjoys designing custom yoga programs that anyone can do regardless of ability. Michelle also teaches meditation, drawing on both the Buddhist tradition and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum. She conducts classes, retreats, and private sessions. Find more about Michelle at www.MichelleStortz.com

All posts by Michelle Stortz:

Why I’m Grateful for My Problems

I’m grumbling about my challenges today: too many things to do, not enough time, not enough money, can’t make headway on my projects, gaining weight, menopause weirdness, sprained my ankle . . . but then I pause. I take a breath . . . I’m actually grateful for my problems. Yes, you read that right. […]

Slow down, you move too fast.

One of my yoga participants recently said that she’s never still – she’s always busy doing something, gardening, cleaning, community projects, etc.. This is all great, but it left me thinking about our cultural programming around stillness and busyness. We’re taught to value constant productivity. It’s not okay to just be still. What I mean […]

Is Your Mind a Wild Beast? Tame It.

After I’ve exhausted all procrastination tactics, I finally get onto my mediation cushion. I settle in, adjusting my posture, getting my knees into a happy situation . . . there we go . . . and then start turning inward. Immediately, I’m lost in thoughts: my ever growing to-do list, that last conversation with my […]

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