Beginning at the young age of 12 years old, Misha Hajj developed a strong passion for the practice of yoga. She picked up an Ashtanga yoga book and did postures in her room. Although she did not fully understand exactly what she was doing, she knew it felt good. In 2011, her best friend brought her along to Hot Yoga Revolution where she took her first studio class. This initial encounter sparked her ever growing love for the practice. She is moved by not only the amazing physical benefits of yoga, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits as well. You can always find a dynamic vinyasa sequence, a funky arm balance or a challenging inversional flow in her classes. She aims to challenge students to work hard on the mat so they can work even harder off the mat. What Misha finds to be an integral aspect of yoga is the kula, or community. No matter the style of yoga, the location of the space, or the number of yogis in the room, the practice of yoga is true to its name as it yokes together a community of practitioners.
She has a regular Iyengar practice guided through the teachings of Lisa Rotell. Misha has attended yoga workshops with many world renowned teachers including Kino MacGregor, Greg Nardi, Seane Corn, Coby Kozlowski, Dice Ilda-Klein, Annie Carpenter, Yogeswari, Rima Rabbath, Lady Ruth, Raghunath, Kathryn Budig, Phillip Askew, and Sri Dharma Mittra.
Misha is eternally grateful for the knowledge and wisdom she has gained from these teachers as well as her ever wise mentor Loryn Riggiola.
In 2013, she completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Stacey Bell at Garden State Yoga where received her RYT 200-hour certification. In addition in 2015, Misha completed the Aircat Aerial Level One Silks Training. In 2016, Misha completed her 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training at JaiPure Yoga under the guidance of Loryn Riggiola and Marcie Wallace.
Completing her undergraduate career in just three years, with honors, Misha has studied at Montclair State University and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies with a double concentration in Justice Systems and Paralegal Studies.