Since 1998, Michele has been a TV producer of her own yoga show, Beyond Body Mind Spirit.

Today she is known as “America’s Mindfulness Expert.”

“My secret to mindfulness? “Meditation is personal: that’s why your meditation should not be the same as mine.”

She has always wanted yoga to be  easily accessible to anyone who is ready.


“When I first attended Summer Solstice in 1995 on a mountaintop in New Mexico, I looked around the crowd and didn’t see minorities or curvy people. When I asked my teacher, the master of Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, why, he suggested that I find a way to include them. So I did – first through this free cable tv program and later through my 365 Yoga LIVE program that is available to anyone from anywhere.”

Michele is really all about giving people a direct experience so each of her shows is a how-to – from learning how to breathe, to reducing how often you get a cold, to preventing burn-out.

You can catch Michele’s monthly 30 minute show on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) on Channel 4.

Live in Manhattan? View it on

  • Channel 67 on Time Warner
  • Channel 85 on RCN
  • Channel 36 on Verizon FIOS

“America’s Mindfulness Expert,”
Michele Risa
Beyond Body Mind Spirit NYC