Michele Hébert was born into a musical family. Her father and flute teacher William Hebert, served as flute and piccolo player with the Cleveland Orchestra for a tenure of 41 years. All seven of his children studied musical instruments and two are professionals playing with orchestras. In her teens, she taught aspiring young flutists to prepare for studying with her father and continues her flute studies today.
In her professional life, Michele is a Raja Yoga Master Teacher, meditation guide, award winning author, and Wellness motivational speaker. She developed the first meditation- based stress management program at Scripps Clinic, and teaches Intro to Meditation at UCSD where she has taught for 15 years.
Her work includes integrating the arts as a way to lift individual and group consciousness through combining yoga, visualization, meditation and art in presentations such as “The Healing Power of Sound” and “Awakening the Creative Spirit”, a workshop developed for the marketing team at EBAY. She presented at the National Flute Convention using her breath expertise to empower wind instrument musicians.
Michele produced the CD, Flute Melodies to Open the Heart, featuring William Hebert, which was considered for a grammy nomination. and authored the multi-award winning book The Tenth Door: A Yoga Adventure.
Former media representative for the American Council on Exercise in the area of Mind-Body Integration, Michele pioneered the principles of yoga and meditation within the Health and Fitness Industry. Drawing from over 35 years of international teaching experience she and her husband, Dr. Mehrad Nazari create, develop, market and lead conscious-based retreats internationally.
Michele is a founding member of Women Give San Diego, a giving circle whose mission is to help women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency and is a member of The Brady Organization.