Currently, Michelle offers two short courses:

  • First Steps: Beginning Meditation
  • Sweet Sleep: A Four-week Course to Improve Your Nightly Rest

FIRST STEPS: Beginning Meditation

Stressed? Can’t sleep? Agitated?

Take your first steps into Meditation.

First Steps: Beginning Meditation
A five-week course on meditation and mindful living

Learn how to change your habits, sleep better and live more mindfully.

In this 5-week course you’ll learn the foundational practices of mindfulness including sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement, mindful communication and loving kindness practice. We’ll also talk about the physiology of stress and how to alleviate it. You’ll leave with reliable tools for staying steady in the face of life’s challenges.

The path to successful meditation includes regular practice. We’ll talk about how to establish a steady meditation practice and how to deal with the obstacles that arise. You’ll also be given short homework assignments to wake up your mindful awareness.

Five Tuesdays, January 15th to February 12th
from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Springboard Studio, 530 Carpenter Lane

Facilitated by Michelle Stortz, C-IAYT, RYT500, MFA

Questions? Email or call 215-242-1366


SWEET SLEEP: A Four-week Course to Improve Your Nightly Rest

In this course, we’ll examine your pre-bed habits and talk about elements of a sleep hygiene practice. This will include easy movements for winding down, simple breathing techniques and other helpful tips. And then . . . what to do with . . . the mind that won’t turn off!  We’ll talk about that too.
We will entrain new habits in the nervous system and track sleep patterns through a sleep log. Throughout the course, we’ll continually refine what’s working/not working for you.
Get support and get some REST! 
Interested? email Michelle (

Springboard Studio, 530 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia