4 x National Champion | 10,000m Indoor World Record Holder (Lightweight Rowing 19-29) | Head of the Charles Champion 2015
When Michaela was growing up, she wanted to be a firefighter or a soldier or a construction worker, so it's fitting that she ultimately ended up pursuing something athletic.
Michaela has been rowing for 15 years. She got her start in the sport in high school in California, and continued through college at Princeton. She is now competing at the top of the senior/elite level. She rows out of the GMS Rowing Center as a lightweight.
Her big goal is to earn one of two spots for lightweight women on the the Olympic team in 2020.
FOLLOW MICHAELA'S LEAD
"First, being an Athlete for Yoga means working with my body, not against it. Through yoga, I’ve learned how to really listen to my body, so I know when to push and when to back off. Second, yoga has really brought me ease and balance, physical and mental. I know that sounds corny, but my body just functions a lot better when I take care of it through stretching, mobility and awareness."
"I follow along with at least one video between each training session. After the morning session, a quick Reset helps my body rebound before the afternoon. I like to do a longer session followed by meditation right before bed — I find it makes falling asleep much easier and I always feel better in the morning."