"There's no expiration date on healing."
About Me – Michelle Brown, CBE, LM, LMT, LMTI, Arvigo, ACN, CYT
I’ve practiced holistic health care for more than 25 years. I have an unwavering dedication to my clients and I make ongoing investments in my education, so I can bring that learning back into my practice.
I’m a licensed massage therapist and massage therapy instructor, as well as a retired licensed midwife and childbirth educator. I trained in traditional Maya abdominal massage for more than 12 years under Dr. Rosita Arvigo, and served as a teacher for six years at the Arvigo Institute. I’ve trained and taught in Belize, the birthplace of Maya massage, and within the U.S., including beautiful Puerto Rico! My training includes the completion of more than 200 course hours of study in traditional Belizean herbalism and applied clinical nutrition. In 2022, I became a Certified Dharma Yoga teacher.
In addition to Dr. Arvigo, my teachers have included Servando Trujillo and Michael Copeland, who led the traditional Lakota Sweat Lodge. These guides upheld an earth-based spirituality and an awareness of our duty to our ancestors to honor, preserve and spread conscious community based on kindness to one another and the earth. I was certified as a childbirth educator by Rahima Baldwin, while Melanie Van Aken and Barbara Christman instructed me to become a midwife. I sat the board exam through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).
Nancy Crossthwaite was my teacher for many years in Western and ancient Egyptian spiritual traditions. My education in Vedic astrology includes extensive and ongoing study under master astrologer Komilla Sutton.
Education and Certifications
Childbirth Educator (CBE)
Licensed Midwife (LM)
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor (LMTI)
Arvigo® Technique (12+ years) Certified Practitioner and Teacher
Applied Clinical Nutritionist (ACN)
Certified Dharma Yoga Teacher (CYT)
My Commitment to Healing
I maintain a rigorous yoga and meditation practice (Vipassana, Goënke tradition) and I have a contemplative nature that’s led to a lifelong interest in philosophy, culture, religion and ethics. My own life experiences as a mother, daughter, wife and divorcée give me a grounded perspective and underlie my commitment to providing a safe space for connection and openness in my practice.
As a teen in Quaker boarding school, I learned the value of treading lightly on the Earth, speaking only from highest consciousness, and the importance of personal responsibility. Each morning, we gathered in silence for 10 minutes to start our day together mindfully as a whole school. This gathering included the administration, teachers, maintenance staff, cooks and students. All were valued equally. This experience was an important part of my early education and awareness.
I believe there are many perspectives to be gained through traditional approaches to healing. At Wildflowers Wellness, I love helping people come back into touch with their own body and learn to trust their innate ability to heal.