Genesha began teaching yoga and meditation to her family and friends first. Over time, her practice grew more grounded and consistent. She earned her teaching certification in 2022 following years of dedicated practice and self-study. Genesha’s desire to help others learn how to help themselves and her deep commitment to personal and collective healing inspired her to become a yoga instructor.
You can always expect a welcoming, nonjudgmental and calming experience with Genesha. Her evening candlelight class at MINT is a yin flow, centering a meditative stillness and deep stretch. You’ll find that she creates sequences that allow individual expression and movement. She approaches each class in an informed and attentive manner and aims to serve each student’s unique energy and abilities. Genesha encourages her students to listen to their bodies more than anything else because cultivating a solid inner relationship is helpful both on and off the mat.
If you are considering trying yoga for the first time, Genesha recommends that you enter with an open mind and position yourself with an unobstructed view of the teacher. Focus on your breath and move at a pace that is comfortable for you. It’s important not to give in to pressure to do, look or feel a certain way when practicing yoga.
Genesha works with pregnant people and new parents outside of MINT, offering pre and post-natal yoga. She researches early childhood and maternal health and is working on a doula certification. You may find her training to run 15k or taking long walks in Rock Creek park. She also loves journaling and will pilot writing and wellness products and workshops this year.
Follow her on Instagram @geneshamichelleyoga and sign up for her class today!