Michelle Bernard is an educator, wellness consultant, author, and artist.
Michelle Bernard's paintings have been exhibited in the Musea Intentional Creativity Museum. Her clay works have been displayed and sold in various art shows and exhibitions in New York City.
Michelle currently supports humans who think it's groovy to be strong, spirited, and wild with personal fitness training as well as J.A.M. Sessions (Journal Art & Movement)
and WiLD journaling programs.
Born in Iowa, she lived in the cities of her dreams; Chicago, Los Angeles, Osaka, Japan, and Manhattan; pursuing stages and wellness, performing as a singer and poet as well as teaching fitness and yoga programs to children, adults, and seniors.
She was awarded a NYC teaching fellowship for her Master's degree in Education and established the Theatre Arts department at 754X, a high school in the Bronx for students with special needs.
She also developed the curriculum for Creative Movement for Enlightened Minds and Stand in Your Light, her yoga and drama youth programs, respectively, for CUNY in the Heights in Manhattan.
Her devotional yoga curriculum at Amsterdam Day Program in Manhattan used chair dancing, hatha yoga, and active imagination to help seniors breathe deeper, move with joy, and recall satisfying memories.
Michelle Bernard wrote her first book, LEAN HAPPY HEALTHY YOU—8 HEALTHY HABITS FOR HER HAPPY LIFE, after training clients for over 20 years in Los Angeles
and New York City.
Her newest book about creative visualization through journaling, BEYOND WORDS--FINDING FULFILLMENT BETWEEN THE LINES, grew out of the healing and wisdom she's garnered through journaling every day. The book is also speckled with the poetry born from her journals.
Her upcoming book, due in late 2022, will feature poetry, prose, and paintings that chronicle her life as a curious & observant human in relationships.
When Michelle isn't sculpting bodies or painting curiosities,
you can find her in a Euro-chic cafe with her journal. Meet her there. Tell her your stories over a coffee—or seven.
Michelle plays the tennis channel all day, soaks in salt baths at night, and adores stepping out into sunny Mondays (which she does weekly since moving to Florida in 2019).
Making muscles, meaning, and a strong cup of coffee
are most fulfilling.