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Michelle Scellick-Burns

Yoga and Recovery Specialist

Michelle Scellick-Burns is a Washington native and EWU graduate.  She grew-up enjoying basketball, and doing pirouettes at her local dance studio.  She started training clients and teaching fitness classes at her family's business, The Ephrata Athletic Club when she was just 18.  She went on to teach a variety of classes and worked in a multitude of capacities in the health and fitness industry, including at Eastern Washington University.  After the birth of her first son, she developed a debilitating chronic condition that left her barely able to get out of bed some days.  Through that experience she found a wholistic approach to wellness that helped her recover from her condition.  She found herself redefining fitness and falling in love with yoga and barre.  She now loves to empower her clients to find their own authentic approach to health and fitness by listening to their own body and doing what works for them.  

Michelle hopes to empower athletes and individuals to find balance in their training regime through yoga and Myofascial Release.  By integrating these modalities, clients will find increased performance, injury prevention, and assistance in the recovery process.  Michelle's approach to yoga is practical, fun, creative and approachable.  She uses good ole plain English and walks you through multiple variations to make each exercise work for your body.  She's the queen of modifications and loves helping clients find what works best for them.  

Michelle completed her 200-Hour YTT from Harmony Yoga and received her Barre Teacher Certification through The Yoga Barre.  She trained under Betsy Shilling from Wellround in Myofascial Release and also hold certifications in Pilates, Kids Yoga & Mindfulness as well as Personal Training.  

Michelle's first job title is Boy Mom and it's her favorite job.  When she's not teaching yoga she's coaching her son's basketball team and reffing football games in her living room.  Most weekends you will find her watching her boys play basketball and football and cheering on the Zags or the Oregon Ducks.  Michelle, her husband Craigen and their Irish lads, Tadhg and Declan are proud to call Spokane home.