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Walk the Talk with the World Health Organization, May 2020

Delighted to present Sadhguru’s Yoga practices at the World Health Organization’s #WalktheTalk Geneva, for the 3rd consecutive year. 17th May.

We explore the role Yoga can play in supporting people’s physical and mental health, which is especially important during these challenging times. 

https://www.who.int/news-room/events/global-walk-the-talk/walk-the-talk-2020 

Find Sadhguru's teachings free online in world languages:

https://www.nanowellbeing.ch/home/yoga-in-challenging-times/



"Yoga is about rising to a new level of balance and competence in all aspects of life." -Sadhguru

meet your teacher

What Michelle teaches is not new-fangled gym yoga. It comes from an authentic and highly trusted source. 

Michelle is a certified Isha Hatha Yoga instructor who has worked in Geneva, Switzerland for the past 8 years. She was the first person to bring Sadhguru’s yoga practices to Switzerland, and she has collaborated with WHO, the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Geneva, and the Indian Embassy in Bern, amongst others.

 

She has to date taught yoga on three continents, including in India and Central America.

 

She has been nominated by the Indian Embassy, in Bern, for the “Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution towards promotion and development of Yoga at a National and International Level”  and for the The Tällberg / Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

Letter of Appreciation from Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, Geneva

Appreciation from Indian Embassy, Bern

Outreach

Michelle is constantly striving to raise awareness of yoga and make it accessible to everyone. She engages with and supports decision-makers from the diplomatic community, the International Organizations in Geneva, businesses and community groups.

 

First row, left to right: With Director General of United Nations, Geneva, Michael Møller, Yoga sessions in the United Nations and at the Red Cross Museum. 

Second row: With Ambassador Rajiv Chander, Ambassador Sibi George, Ambasasdor Anjali Prasad, Ambassador Amandeep Gill. 

Third row: With Director General of World International Property Organization, Francis Gurry, at World Health Organization with Tomas Allen and Dr Reddy (Permanent Mission of India, Geneva), with Ambassador Smita Purushottam and Ambassador Ajit Kumar. 

Fourth row: With J P Nadda, Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, at Yoga Symposium, World Health Organization, with Dr Sumit Seth, Head of Chancery, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva, with Shri P. K. Pathak, Additional Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, at World Health Assembly Side Meeting on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

 


Testimonials

“I would like to take this opportunity to place on record my appreciation for all your efforts at promoting yoga and meditation.” – Ambassador Anjali Prasad

"High professionalism & superb dedication leading to well-being and balance. 

As she was taught yoga in India, her approach differs from this of “locally made” trainers, not only in terms that she can teach unique programs, but the way she transmits the knowledge

She is very attentive both to the group and to each student individual “struggle” with asanas, completely focused to the feedback you need to get to improve. I was amazed by the level of concentration she has and the amount of questions she would be answering before the course for you to be sure that you are doing exactly that practice of yoga, which will correspond your needs in life. 

During correction session that Michelle is providing, if needed, to ensure you are going the right direction, I had a new chance to see her expertise and impressive attention to the smallest details.

Priceless value!"  - Anastasiya Korotkova

"Fantastic! Very well organised, calm and relaxed but at the same time fresh and exciting. 

I honestly don‘t know what you could have done better. It was definitely close to perfection. The atmosphere with the spray of flowers, the incense sticks and the videos of Sadhguru was magical. In that atmosphere... time just flew. After the class, I felt fresh and energized. 

Michelle was a very nice and professional teacher. She is very intelligent and has a lot of compassion and patience even with the laziest students like myself ;-) and always has a very warm smile on her face and helps with all kinds of questions. Maybe she is the best teacher I’ve ever had... Even in this short time I learned so much from her beyond the practice. I learned things about food which changed my everyday diet for example. I bow down to her!"  - Jonas Gajendra

"very well-organized and taught in a very professional, dedicated, mature and caring way. I felt challenged and pushed, yet with plenty of guidance and attention"  - Olli Kovarzina