Wellness Specialist

Michelle Brugiere

Michelle grew up in France and found “home” upon her arrival in California in 1985. In 1987, a near death experience opened the doors to the deep connection between Body Mind Spirit and she became fascinated with the human body. Instead of furthering her teaching career she became a licensed massage therapist and wellness practitioner. She discovered many ways to deepen and understand the connection through the art of therapeutic massage and a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and qigong. Her deep connection to Nature and her passion for adventure and the great outdoors took her to many mountain tops in Colorado, California and South America, rock climbing on beautiful sandstone spires in Utah and on challenging granite walls in Colorado and Argentina. Her love for water took her swimming with dolphins in Kauai and New Zealand, dancing with sea lions and manta rays in the Sea of Cortez, and sea kayaking to the islands in Baja.

One of the most powerful connections she ever experienced was the first time she made physical contact with a grey whale calf and its mother in Baja and she realized that if every human being on this beautiful planet got a chance to connect with the cetacean family, the world would change forever! She feels ever so grateful for all the magical experiences her body has carried her through and she is so excited to remind everyone that our body is our temple and its wellbeing allows us to experience the magical adventures we choose to bring into our lives.