If you feel you're beginning to wear thin this will bring you back to feeling stronger & clearer.
MBY Retreats will be stretching to other shores including Gozo, LA & Ecuador within the next year.
In September the retreat will be held on the stunning Island of Gozo/Malta.
This charming island sets you back in the good old days where people still leave the keys in their front doors and cars! Trust, safety & slow are three words that come to mind when I think of Gozos positive attributes and that's excluding the beautiful scenic views that nature provides.
Gozos tranquillness makes it the ideal location to step back and pamper yourself.
Our retreat homes skillfully blend modern amenities with the traditional farmhouse feel
All of our groups are kept to a maximum number of 12 guests so individual attention is guaranteed in each class to keep you safe
In October I will be creating a weekend retreat in the surrounding area of LA ... where the dreamers live. It was a great experience noticing how it felt to be surrounded by people who believe in both their dreams & yours.
Then in May 2018 Ayampe, Ecuador. Centre Earth.
Brett and Kylie will be hosting us at their truly inspiring Wild Child Village for a 10 day Yoga/Adventure retreat.
We do hope you can come enjoy all givings on a retreat with MBY this year
I had such a wonderful experience at my retreat with Michelle last fall. The accommodation on beautiful Gozo, the delicious food, the pace of the day, the company, and of course the excellent yoga classes all contributed to a most rejuvenating holiday. Michelle is an excellent teacher who gently guides and inspires her students to enhance their yoga practice at their own pace. I look forward to my next visit!
I spent 6 months attending yoga classes with various teachers when I first moved to Malta, having had an intermittent practice for about 5 years before that. It was about 10 minutes into my first class with Michelle that I realised I had found what I didn't know I was looking for! The first thing that struck me was her language and tone, it's fresh, honest, modern and real. In the 5 years that followed I felt like Michelle took those of us in her class on an epic voyage inwards as she shared her practice with us. She is the best kind of teacher, one that teaches you how to find your own internal teacher. I was inspired to develop a daily practice which I follow even now she has moved away from the island. Above all things though, it is her integrity that inspires me the most. She lives elegantly in line with her principles, living yoga off the mat as much as on it. She's also the best dancefloor buddy you could wish for 🙂 I look forward to seeing her again on retreats around the world and to reading the wisdom she shares online 🙂
I first met Michelle in 2015 when searching for a yoga teacher in Malta, and her style of teaching was perfect for me. Since that time, I have considered her a yoga mentor and absolute inspiration. Michelle guides me in private yoga retreats. Through our 90-120 minutes sessions (twice daily), she focuses on meditation, pranayama, and asanas and educates on the purpose and total body (physical/mental/spiritual) benefits of individual movements. She takes the time to tailor sessions not only to my yoga skill level but also to what I am seeking out of a yoga practice that will benefit my life on and off the mat. As she grew to understand my personality and lifestyle, I felt that our sessions truly began to change my body, mind, and soul. On the mat, she has helped me develop a more organized home practice, while off the mat her meditation teachings have restored my patience and relaxation. Her relaxed demeanor and encouraging words allow me to accomplish more than I often think I can in class! In addition to being a highly skilled yogi and teacher, she is a wonderful person-- patient, compassionate, wise, and beautiful on the inside and outside! I carry so many of Michelle’s mantras throughout life…my favorite being “Spend time with those who celebrate you…and of course, take time to celebrate them too!” Thank you so much Michelle. I will forever be grateful to have such an amazing, inspirational woman in my life!"
I did a week retreat in Gozo with Michelle in September 2015, which I highly recommend for anybody looking to deepen their practice and explore a fantastic place. Michelle's retreat is unique in that she limits the number of participants to 8 so she can assess each person's level and provide individualized guidance. In addition, Michelle lives in Malta and has local connections in Gozo which enable her to provide a well-rounded experience. The group stays together in a house and has plenty of free time to explore after the morning session followed by group breakfast and the evening session. The house we stayed in was spectacular with a pool for lounging days and a bus stop right outside to make it easy to go places. We also had a kitchen and our group stayed in most nights for dinner made with contributions from each of us. Depending on the group's wishes, there are opportunities to do sunrise yoga, sunset yoga, and take a boat ride around the various islands, all of which were spectacular. Michelle blends a number of yoga styles, and she explains what we are trying to achieve with different poses. Her corrections and cues are spot on. The retreat offers a balance between yoga, meditation, relaxation, visiting new sites, camaraderie, and quiet. I came back refreshed and recharged with wonderful memories of an amazing week. I would not hesitate to do another retreat with Michelle either in Gozo or someplace else. Swatti Dutta / Michigan
Your class was very good for me. I am still new to Yoga and was in the process of finding out if it is for me. Your message resonated very well with me. This was the part, I was missing before.
I would like to say BIG THANK YOU for the retreat we had last weekend from myself and Leon. This retreat gave an exposure to the new, unknown to me, things in life. It was an overwhelming experience. Thank you
Thanks to you, I continued to discover the practise in Paris with a light heart.
I often think back to the yoga retreat in Gozo last year in September. It was really special for me - the classes with you and the island with its soft energy. In case you will give some retreats again there, I would appreciate it quite a lot..
I have practiced yoga with Michelle for about 2,5 years. Her classes entered in my life as a whole Ocean, sometimes strong and ruff, sometimescalm and gentle. Wave after wave, I started to wash out old concepts, patterns, perceptions. And it wasn't always easy. But there was somethinghigher than stretch and flexibility that would make me return countlesstimes into her classes... the connection and reborn of my inner self. "TheMaster appears when the student is ready".
Michelle, you will be on my personal list of best yoga teachers I have ever met!...
MichelleBartoloYoga KriyaAsanaYoga Classes MBY will be back in Malta to share the practise in her usual creative ground, Lily Agius Gallery These classes will consist of pranayama, kriyas & asanas with a deeper focus on strengthening mental stamina & the h
This fall MichelleBartoloYoga will be hosting some classes/workshops while visiting her favourite Island of Malta. Michelle’s love for Yoga started with Asana and has now moved into Kundalini Kriyas. Kriyas are a series of postures, breath, and sound that w
An inspiring retreat location connecting us to nature, yoga, sustainability, permaculture, peace & BLISS: While in Ayampe, Ecuador this past spring I found a tribe that is doing some incredibly progressive work. The Retreat Centre is called Wild Child Village,