athlete • entrepreneur  ambassador • mom • artist • creator-Bootie Camp Yoga®

National Yoga & Fitness Instructor
lululemon Legacy Ambassador
Manduka Ambassador 
National Educational Provider: YACEP, AFAA, ACE & NAFC

Michelle Trabelsi’s love for intense physical & mental discipline originated over 23 years ago in the Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan, where her daily practice embraced mindfulness though intense mental focus & balance.

Michelle, began teaching Power Yoga over 13 years ago.  She incorporates much of the philosophy of Soo Bahk Do into her teachings such as, the importance of breath control & using the exhale for power, balance & endurance.  She blends Vinyasa & Hatha into a style of Yoga she calls Power Flow & Balance, with much focus on the basics, and offers several variations for each pose, emphasizing complete mind & body presence, while stressing the importance of awareness of one’s own physical limitations Alignment is a huge emphasis as well as the importance of elongating the spine & deep hip opening poses.

Michelle, a lululemon ambassador and E-RYT, is also the creator of Bootie Camp Yoga®, a Power Yoga based class emphasizing breath & muscle control, focus & balance, usinthe resistance of one’s own body, while completely sculpting the butt & core. Bootie Camp Yoga® has become the latest Power Yoga fitness craze in fitness centers throughout Southern California, Las Vegas, and other cities in the US & Canada! Michelle has been featured in a handful of local publications,  San Diego Morning News & american Fitness Magazine.

Michelle has taught all aspects of group fitness for two decades, including the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (she holds 2 back belts), Boot Camp & Boxing. Michelle has dedicated her teachings solely to her Yoga practice, inspiring others to incorporate Yoga into their daily life.  She suffers multiple injuries to her low back & hip.  Practicing Power Yoga every single day, is a HUGE part of her life that she loves to share with others. Deep yoga poses, elongating of the spine & opening up of the hips are a crucial part of her daily life.  Power Yoga is Michelle’s drug of choice as it helps alleviate the daily chronic pain she endures, and keeps the body, mind & soul healthy.  Yoga gives this former adrenaline junkie the endorphin release her body needs to keep in shape & deal with daily stress!

Michelle, 52, is a mother of 3 & enjoys outdoor activities, including cliff climbing, hiking, backpacking, kayaking & paddle boarding.  She is also an up & coming Abstract Artist.  She is most inspired by brilliant colors & depth, as you will notice in backgrounds of the paintings she creates.

Michelle is also passionate about using her Yoga platform raise awareness for a good cause.  Among her favorite charities are: Project Touch, Hearts 4 ALS, & Yoga for Hope San Diego & Temecula Yoga 4 Hope in the Vines, which she created 6 years ago, and hosts every Spring.

"when you embrace challenge, you embrace change" ~michelle trabelsi
Yoga Commercial for LOVE MUD RUN, featuring Michelle Trabelsi: Watch
Bootie Camp Yoga Commerical for Natural Body Fitness: Watch