I took my first Hatha & Kundalini classes in 1994 at the University of Oregon. I experienced life-changing transformation when I attended a yoga retreat in Costa Rica to celebrate my 30th birthday. I graduated from Yoga Refuge Conservatory in March 2018 with my 200-hour teacher training. Please see the schedule below to come to a yoga class!
Yoga Teaching Journey
My whole life I struggled with PCOS and had irregular periods. When I was 30 I went on a life changing yoga retreat in Costa Rica. This set me on a path to discover better health and nutrition. At 35 when my periods started to become regular again, I decided I wanted to try to have children. My husband and I tried to get pregnant for 4 years. I found out at age 41 that I had stage 1 uterine cancer and I had to have a full hysterectomy.
Math Tutor & Summer Camp for Kids
I discovered my love for math in the 8th grade when I began tutoring my friend on the bus to school. I told her then I wanted to become a math teacher. In 2002, I joined the New York City Teaching Fellow program and began teaching Middle School Math in Brooklyn, NY. I earned a Master's in Math Education from St. John's University. I taught public school grades 5-9 for 9 years in New York City. I currently teach math at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College.
I believe that all people can learn math! In my long career as a math instructor, I've gathered a large set of resources and ideas. I love to use a variety of approaches including games, stories, and hands-on activities, such as Origami, to engage students of all ages. For my community college course I've recorded my lessons for my students. You can see samples of my teaching on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mickijosi or find complete sets of links below in Micki's Math Resources.
Math Tutoring: I provide tutoring for students of all ages from my home studio or via Zoom. My rate is $80 for 1 hour. To book an appointment email me with the details of the grade level and days and times you are interested in: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camps: I provide summer day camps for kids of all ages beginning with math games, then pool play time, followed by story time with snacks. Camp times can be booked weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays Noon - 3pm. The rate is $80 per day. If you are interested on checking availability, please email me at email@example.com
So Fine Studios
An Idea: A collective of online yoga and fitness teachers
My name is Micki Josi. I'm a Yoga & Math Teacher. So Fine is the name of my home studio in the Lents neighborhood of SE Portland, Oregon. This is where I teach my online yoga and math classes via Zoom.
I'm currently working to collaborate with other teachers to form: So Fine Studios is a collective of online teachers providing a weekly schedule of body positive and accessible online yoga and fitness classes for a monthly subscription.
Reasoning: Many of us are individually offering online classes via Zoom. Since these classes are not limited by space and location, it's creating a unique opportunity for teachers to collaborate and provide a shared weekly schedule. Students will be able to access these classes for 1 monthly subscription. Teacher will commit to providing 2 classes on the schedule per week. The profits will be split evenly among active collective members. The subscriber list is shared between all of the teachers.
This project is still in the idea phase and I am looking for teachers who are interested in collaborating to form a weekly schedule of group classes in order to reach more students and continue to build our own businesses. Please email me if you are interested in getting involved: firstname.lastname@example.org