Michelle Fondin

Vedic Educator

Michelle is a Vedic Educator, certified to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She is the author of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle and Help! I Think My Loved One Is an Alcoholic: A Survival Guide for Lovers, Family & Friends.

Michelle is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, and the Yoga Alliance. You can learn more about Michelle at www.fondinwellness.com or www.michellefondin.com.


Articles by Michelle Fondin

Pets, your mind, children, and even texting can make it difficult to meditate. Here's a guide to help you tackle common distractions.Read More
On a mission to keep the pounds off over the holidays? Follow these seven Ayurvedic recommendations to keep your metabolism revved and the weight off during the season of festive food.Read More
Whether you're new to the practice of meditation or already have made it a daily habit, here are six teachers who you can learn from.Read More
Preparation, and a handy checklist, will help you avoid stress and allow you to focus on your students. Here's what you need.Read More
Grab a few coworkers and break up your long day at the office with this easy, do-anywhere yoga flow. It'll surely revive you and send you off into a productive afternoon.Read More
Not sure what to wear or if you'll be the only guy in the studio? Yoga and meditation instructor Michelle Fondin answers your most pressing—and sensitive—questions.Read More
There is enormous power in setting intentions. Learn to let go and open yourself to infinite possibilities by following these five tips for setting intentions.Read More
Ever wonder what your yoga teacher is thinking about while you’re striking a pose and taking a deep breath? Their thoughts might just surprise you—and at least make you laugh. Welcome to the mind of the deeply flawed and hardly perfect yoga teacher. Brace yourself, and please try not to laugh too...Read More
The physical body is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about wellness, but there is so much more to being healthy than having a sound body. Ayurveda takes into account every aspect of your life to see where there might be a gap that could lead to illness.Read More
Create moments of pure awareness when you meditate on the seventh chakra. The more time you dedicate to this practice, the more often you will feel unconditional love, kindness, and compassion for yourself and those around you.Read More
Located in the area of the third eye, the Ajna chakra connects you to your center of intuition. When open, it can help you make good decisions and even protect you from potential harm.Read More
Yoga has become so popular that studios these days are bustling hubs of activity. Here's how to honor the sacred space even when it takes on new forms.Read More
Learn to listen and express yourself from a higher form of communication through the throat chakra. When it's open, it's easier to be truthful to both yourself and others.Read More
Prenatal yoga can help ease physical pain but the mental rewards are even more beneficial. Learn how it can enhance your overall pregnancy experience.Read More
Release anger, jealousy, and fear—and make way for love and compassion when you open your heart chakra.Read More
Practicing yoga with your partner helps to build trust, create harmony, and strengthen bonds. Here's how to benefit from your own practice. //-->Read More
The third chakra, also called the Manipura chakra, is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. Make sure your Manipura chakra is open and aligned to tap into your personal power.Read More
Many resolutions fall by the wayside come the end of January. Make sure your goals are the kind that will lead to year-round success.Read More
The second chakra is where creative and sexual energy originate. Open your second chakra for feelings of wellness, abundance, pleasure, and joy.Read More
As the days get shorter it becomes harder to maintain a healthy routine. Use these tips to create habits that will keep you balanced through the tough seasonal transition.Read More
The root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security. Learn more about this grounding chakra, and find out how to keep it in balance so you have a solid foundation.Read More
Vata types are prone to sickness and imbalances this time of year. Stay healthy with these Vata-pacifying tips.Read More
Releasing emotional toxins is just as important as cleansing your body of physical toxins. Learn how to lighten your emotional baggage with these healing strategies.Read More
There are seven main chakras, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. These invisible wheels of energy keep us vibrant and healthy. This article is the first in a Chakra series, and offers an overview of the seven chakras and how they can affect our lives.Read More
As a health-conscious parent, it’s easy to walk through a school cafeteria and cringe at the choices available to kids. From Lunchable, artificially-made, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to cups of fruit floating in water, it may seem that the healthy habits you’re teaching at home cannot be...Read More
The question I most often hear from students is, “What can give me the quickest results to take my practice or health to the next level?” For all inquisitive minds out there, here's my advice.Read More
“Ping!” “Bringg!” “Beep!” “Tap, tap, tap!” Our lives are inundated with sounds, we hear them everywhere we go. Our sense of hearing is a beautiful one. We are lucky to hear the birds chirping to announce the break of dawn, the gurgle of a baby observing life innocently, or the voice of a loved one...Read More



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