Michelle Ann Collins

As the founder of Inhabit Joy, Michelle Ann Collins partners with individuals who have suffered grief, injury, or other types of loss as they recover, reclaim their wholeness, and build resilience for life’s inevitable challenges. After a series of losses, including the death of her mother, her husband’s suicide, and estrangements from primary family members, Michelle combined the tools she had collected as a yoga therapist and wellness coach and studies in positive psychology, neuroscience, meditation and mindfulness, and spirituality to turn post-traumatic stress disorder into post-traumatic growth and resilience. With the addition of certifications in grief education and grief yoga, and several bestselling books in which she shares her story, Michelle helps others transform from barely surviving to joyful thriving. Michelle teaches and coaches in private, corporate and small group settings, and enjoys sharing her skills and experience through speaking and facilitating workshops and retreats.
Deeply connected with the healing powers of nature, Michelle spends her leisure time hiking among the trees or paddling on the rivers near her home in Portland, Oregon.


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2014 Wellness Coaching Certification, Mayo Clinic


2018 E-RYT 500
2012 RYT 200 YogaFit


2017 Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle Teacher certification Chopra Center for Well Being


2017 IAYT Certification Yoga Therapy

Grief Yoga

Grief Yoga Teacher Training


2013 - 2015 Reiki I, II and Master, Arise Counselling

Education - BA Biology, Reed College, Portland, OR

Certified Grief Educator

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