Michelle Helstrip


Michelle Helstrip BA(Hons)

Dips.Yoga & Dru Yoga Therapy (Back Care & Prenatal)

International yoga teacher, therapist & writer Michelle Helstrip holds Diplomas in Yoga Teaching from British & Australian associations (British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), Qi Yoga & Natural Therapies Australia, Dru UK & Australia) and is registered as a Level 3 instructor with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Michelle was one of the first Yoga Therapists in the UK to be awarded a Diploma for Dru Yoga Therapy (Back Care and Prenatal).

Michelle is also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK government regulatory body, and is currently a CNHC Member Representative on the Profession Specific Board (PSB) for Yoga Therapy.

Training with leading teachers from different traditions over many years has given her a unique perspective on yoga, which she shares through specialist workshops, tailored yoga courses, and the traditional one to one method of yoga teaching.

Michelle is a firm believer in the benefits of yoga for all, and is dedicated to bringing the message of yoga to those who may not see themselves as fitting the often misleading media image of yoga people. As a yoga therapist she has successfully worked with resolving both physical and stress-related issues, often via referrals from other health professionals.

In addition to teaching yoga & kirtan, Michelle writes yoga related articles, and creates yoga-inspired events.

Teaching Regions

UK: Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire - yoga workshops; specialist courses in back care; one-to-one back care & pregnancy yoga; work place seminars & back care courses by arrangement

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Northern Beaches - workshops and one-to-one by arrangement

DUBAI: Media City & JBR - workshops only

AL AIN: workshops only

FRANCE: Toulouse & region - workshops and one-to-one

by arrangement; yoga holidays

DISTANCE LEARNING: various options available



Enjoy a kirtan session at Soul Happy Peterborough PE1 1NA

with Eleanor, 7pm - 8.30.pm on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Joyful singing in the yoga tradition, no experience needed.

£5 per person at the door

Soul Happy is about halfway down Cowgate, in the Keebles alleyway



“My thanks to all the students who have kindly agreed to have their photos shown on these pages - showing real yoga people enjoying yoga”

Michelle Helstrip