About Michaela

Michaela Boehm is among the most gifted and in-demand teachers, speakers, and counselors to be found globally today.

Born and raised in Austria, Michaela received degrees in Psychology and further extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, and NLP.

Upon moving to the United States in 1994, Michaela established a 20+ year counseling practice logging over 40,000 client hours . She quickly became counselor to the stars in Hollywood, California, and her on-going clients include Oscar-winning actors, producers, writers, multiple Grammy-winning musicians, CEO’s, and multi-billion dollar fund managers.

Included in her clinical experience she co-founded a Malibu celebrity drug rehabilitation center, serving for 4 years as both a counselor and a treatment plan manager, subsequently consulting other facilities on treatment plans.

Michaela also consults extensively with international business founders and family offices specializing in succession and second generation wealth strategies.


Yogic Background

Michaela is a lineage holder in Kashmir Shaivism, having received a formal, classical Tantric education from a female teacher from the age of 16.

Michaela traveled and co-taught with David Deida for 13 years and has also trained extensively in multiple forms of yoga and bodywork.

In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Michaela has recently designed ground-breaking teacher training programs with Steve James. These industry firsts include comprehensive training in the area of intimacy and relationships, coaching skills, and her original Non-Linear Movement Method®.

She teaches  and mentors internationally including workshops at Esalen Institute, Omega, Kripalu, Hollyhock Learning Center, the Summit  gatherings and the Science and Non-Duality Conference.

She lives on a small organic farm in Ojai, California where she rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected animals.


What others say about Michaela

Michaela is the real deal. She is a scholar, practitioner, teacher and embodiment of what she teaches. Her authenticity made it possible for me to trust her process and embrace her methodology. I would take her course again in a heartbeat.
-Debbie A.

Michaela brings an unmatched depth of knowledge, intuition, and experience into the practice room. This workshop deepened my relationship with ecstasy. It’s a rare opportunity to access teachings of such authenticity that, while esoteric at their core, are grounded in practical applicability. This is a workshop I would definitely do again and again.

I absolutely loved this workshop. I found the processes to be both gentle and mind-blowingly profound. The space was held with relaxation and clarity, and I felt I could traverse as deeply as I chose. The combination of Steve and Michaela works so beautifully for me. I really enjoy the the contrast and resonance between them, which makes for both richness and humor. Both Steve and Michaela’s depth of practice is abundantly clear, and their contrasting bodywork practices open the body in wonderfully different and complimentary ways.

The courses with Michaela and Steve are inspiring. The space they offer is transforming and rich in inquiry and possibilities to deepen one’s practice. Steve and Michaela are wonderful teachers bringing in each their way, heartful and grounded wisdom through their presence and teachings.

The Wild Woman’s Way was a very deep learning experience. I unlocked a lot in my body through the five days and thoroughly enjoyed Michaela’s wisdom, candid nature and laughter.
-Jade F.

Michaela and Steve have the knowledge and experience to provide what few teachers can – the opportunity to explore edges with the confidence that the experience will lead to deeper understanding and aliveness as opposed to confusion and self-doubt.

Amazing workshop. I love the body based learning, so for me the changes have been integrating continuously since the workshop. The depth of understanding that Michaela has about how the body and psyche can be freed from outdated patterns is amazing. I have never done work like this before where the freedom of expression that occurs is a result of the practices rather than forcing anything to happen. She facilitates the group masterfully and this was a wonderful experience to share with other women. I wish everyone had the opportunity to work with her.

Michaela & Steve are truly amazing in their expert approach to teaching & empowering their students. The depth, clarity and potency of the work is transmitted on so many levels – it’s incredibly unique. Professionally I feel hugely supported & resourced while personally am so grateful for their generosity and the inner medicine I’ve received throughout the progress.
-Jenna Ward

I was incredibly lucky to be a part of the first U.S. cohort certified to teach the Non-Linear Movement Method™. Michaela and Steve are gifted teachers-solid, grounded, endlessly knowledgeable and incredibly committed to the work and to their students. I had sought out this training primarily because I was interested in expanding my skills as a healing practitioner, but what I received as the result was so much more. The training was infused with depth, quality and soul. Every exercise felt intentional and every practice led me into a deeper experience of myself. Several months after the training, I continue to practice nearly daily and I continue to feel amazed and very grateful for the beautiful openings this practice has created in my life and my work.

Michaela and Steve are PHENOMENAL teachers. They are both so passionate and compassionate. And they bring forth such depth of knowledge and experience in their field. Their workshops have been life changing for me and I am SO grateful to them both.