Michele Gubish is a U.S. Navy veteran who served at NAS Miramar in San Diego as an F-14 Tomcat aircraft mechanic. She is devoted and committed to helping individuals suffering from injuries and dealing with pain symptoms by helping them to feel better and recover quicker. In addition, she also helps athletes enhance their sports performance. To accomplish this goal, she utilizes her unique combination of skills, talents, and training as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Michele is also an advocate of empowering all people on their path to health and wellness by educating them with fitness and other techniques to obtain that goal.
Outside of the office, Michele enjoys quality time with her family, including her three Golden Retrievers, volunteering for the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, participating in sports such as ice hockey, bicycle riding, and weight lifting, and just being lazy sitting on the deck drinking coffee and watching the backyard wildlife.
In 1996, Amy first began practicing yoga. She found it hard to believe that she would ever be able to hold Downward Dog for more than a minute and the idea of sitting in meditation was out of her scope of reality.
In 2001, her teacher, a 30-year veteran of Kripalu Yoga, urged her to take a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Amy forged forward through an intensive 10-month training which included yoga asanas, pranayama, mantra, sadhana, yoga nidra, yogic philosophy and history, pedagogy, practice teaching, anatomy, kinesiology, and meditation. The training included workshops with traditions of yoga ranging from Kripalu, Iyengar, Svaroopa and Kali Ray Tri Yoga.
In 2015, Amy completed her second 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through the Himalayan Institute, deepening her understanding of yoga philosophy.
As of 2017, Amy has over 4,000 hours of experience teaching a wide range of students from all walks of life. She is still learning and still growing. Teachers Amy has had the privilege to study under include: Stephen Cope, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Sally Kempton, Natasha Rizopoulos, Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Amy is still touched every day to witness how yoga has changed the lives of so many people, just as it did for her.