About Michelle Caron
Michelle Caron (she/her/hers), RMT, CH, CYT, ZIN, owner of Harmony Way, creator of The H.E.A.R.T. Program® and popular holistic health professional, began her career as an inner-city secondary school teacher. While she loved what she did for ten years, making a positive difference in education, she noticed that there were many people who faced extreme stress or trauma and were in great need of health education and more easily accessible and affordable forms of mindfulness training and holistic healing. This started her professional journey into alternative health. Michelle deeply understood the needs of her community, especially as she had been diagnosed and struggled with multiple autoimmune diseases that worsened significantly during stressful times. Today, Michelle is symptom-free and helping others to feel healthier and happier and to lead more empowered lives. When she founded Harmony Way in 2009, she had no idea how far her journey would take her. She created the first comprehensive holistic health education program of its kind in 2017, which is inclusively geared to all audiences with approachable language. Michelle also continues to enthusiastically work with individual clients and groups that are looking to better themselves and to increase the well-being of themselves and their families. She enjoys teaching others and helping them to feel empowered about their health.
In addition to her background as a veteran educator and over 20 years of research, learning, personal and professional experience in energy healing, holistic, nutritional and herbal health, Michelle is an honors graduate of Boston College who enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for learning and wellness with others. She is an accomplished core shamanic practitioner and counselor who graduated from an intensive three-year core shamanic training program. She is also a certified, traditional Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, legally ordained Interfaith Minister, an experienced holistic health and wellness coach and certified professional herbalist (with a focus on community herbalism), with her teachers and trainings including Rosemary Gladstar, Wild Rose College, 7Song and Rosalee de la Forêt, with her initial training completed as a graduate of Sage Mountain's The Science & Art of Herbalism program for her herbalist's certificate. Michelle is also a certified group exercise and Hatha/Ashtanga yoga and meditation instructor and a licensed Zumba Instructor.
Michelle has additionally studied other healing modalities. She strives to continually make a positive difference by giving back in the community, to empower others and to help them to be in peak health of body, mind and spirit. An award-winning business owner, coach and educator, she has worked with all ages and backgrounds and does everything possible to make alternative healing, fitness/wellness, and educational services available to everyone from all walks of life, regardless of income.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Limited Proficiency: Spanish, Italian, American Sign Language/Pidgin Sign English
Featured as a Stand-out Fitness Professional in IDEA Fitness Journal, 2017
Presenter at the 2017 Summer NOFA Conference
Presenter at the 2018 Valley VegFest
Presenter at 2019 HWRSD Scantic Valley Health Fair
Presenter at 2019, 2020 Scantic Valley YMCA Interactive Health Fair
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Professional Member of the American Botanical Council
Business Member of The Northeast Herbal Association
Supporting Member of the American Herb Association
Herbal Business Member of United Plant Savers
CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture)
ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network)