I began my career as an AmeriCorps attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregon, where I worked handled domestic and sexual violence cases. I then moved over to the criminal side by working at Metropolitan Public Defender. At the same time, I began practicing yoga and mindfulness which has made all the difference in terms of stress relief.
After three years there, I began working on capital post-conviction and federal habeas corpus cases. And I became certified to teach yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
My ability to be a zealous and compassionate advocate for my clients is rooted in the resiliency she found as a yoga, movement, and mindfulness instructor.
In 2012, I founded Balanced Professional to support lawyers and other professionals on issues surrounding well-being issues, including perfectionism/impostor syndrome, work/life balance, emotional resilience, self-compassion, and stress reduction.
"My favorite part of the retreat was learning how to be mindful so I can respond rather than react."
Anonymous retreat participant, 2015
"The exercises are great. I love seeing how everything is connected."
Kendra, workshop participant 2021
"This is so valuable!"
Anonymous attendee of mindfulness & mediation workshop, 2020
How do I get the yoga nidra recording?
1. Click the button below for the mp3.
2. Check your inbox for an email from Michelle@BalancedProfessional.com (remember to check your spam/promotions tab!)
3. Download the mp3 and be sure to use it at least once a week (if not every day!)