Michelle Thielen

About Michelle Thielen

Called the Yoga Pastor, Michelle Thielen, R-CYAMT, founded YogaFaith in 2013, an international leader in Christian Yoga Training. She is a speaker, author of Stretching Your Faith and traveling yogi who has been teaching somatic movement through dance and yoga for over 20 years. A student of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experience (SE), and Eric Walrabenstein’s therapy for psychological wounds, Michelle is passionate about helping the world heal from trauma to live a life of purpose. As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainer, Michelle has been instrumental in aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom. She travels around the world aiding in the rescue efforts of human traffick victims as well as raising awareness about the epidemic. She holds certifications with the American Council of Exercise, and founded the Christian Yoga Association in 2018, as a means to build a bridge between faith-based yoga practitioners and educators.


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