Welcome to our little corner of the internet. I’m Michelle Lou Lan, the founder of MeshYoga and a yoga instructor who has been teaching for over 10 years.
People know me as a teacher, but I will always be first and foremost a student. MeshYoga was created from my years spent learning many different styles of yoga under the greatest masters around the world, and I strive to continually keep my heart and mind open to new knowledge—it’s an ongoing journey for me.
The key to learning is being present and open. Ever since I was young, I’ve compared the experience of being a student to the stars in the night sky. The stars—individual pieces of knowledge that might not be clear on first sight—come together to create a beautiful map of constellations that guides our life.
One of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned is the importance of alignment, which is the core of MeshYoga. Alignment is a natural form that already lives inside of us—it’s not something that’s taught. But the roller coaster of everyday emotions, work stress, and life in general can cause us to lose sight of alignment by letting unnatural postures and other bad habits take over. Yoga, in general, is intended to bring us back to our original alignment.
But alignment is also a lifestyle. The technique of separating a complex pose into its individual components and then reconnecting them, layer by layer, can translate to your everyday life, whether it’s in your work or relationships. By attaining alignment with your physical body through yoga, your inner self can become more precise and aligned as well.
This lifestyle is what MeshYoga is all about. Over the years, I’ve thought about creating a simple, effective way to help people understand the principle of alignment and apply it to their own lives—and that’s how “DaBo” was born.
“DaBo,” which I’m very excited to introduce here , isn’t just a product. “DaBo” IS MeshYoga. I hope he can help you and many, many other people practice alignment in a way that allows you to reconnect with your natural form. Our journey is only beginning—get off the floor and onto “DaBo”!
Beginners and casual practitioners:
Group classes might be easy to follow, but they usually aren’t personalized. If you struggle with your balance or other areas of your practice, “DaBo” can help you eliminate the traditional learning curve and achieve correct alignment from the very beginning of your yoga journey. You’ll come back to class empowered with a better understanding of your body and a strong foundation for the basic poses.
Advanced yogis and athletes:
Practicing with “DaBo” is like having a trainer or yoga instructor help you go really deep in each session. Whether you’re looking for a core workout or a good stretch after hitting the gym, Michelle designed each sequence to stretch different parts of your body depending on your skill level—including advanced students. You’ll find that you’re constantly challenging yourself with “DaBo.”
People recovering from injuries:
In 2018, Michelle faced two hip surgeries that required a lengthy rehabilitation period. Throughout the recovery process, she used her personal experience to refine “DaBo” as a stabilizing tool to help people feel safe while exercising. Today, “DaBo” is here to support you so that you can strive to reach new limits without fear of further injury.
Anyone on a fitness journey:
“DaBo” allows you to control your own pace and make the most of your free moments, whether you’re at home or in your office. Setting aside even 10 minutes of your time each day can make a difference. Being creative in your workouts is easy when the possibilities with “DaBo” are nearly endless, thanks to his strategic and thoughtful design.
Michelle’s beautifully designed collections are made in New York and sunny California from bamboo cotton, French silk, and premium Italian and Japanese imported fabrics. Take care of our MeshWear, and it’ll take care of you.