About Michelle Lou Lan
Founder of MeshYoga
Creator of DaBo
Michelle Lou Lan is the founder of MeshYoga and the inventor of DaBo, a yoga-based fitness tool. She originally began her career in dance, debuting as a professional ballerina at only 8 years old. However, following a serious back injury in 2006, Michelle's dance career was cut short, which changed her life trajectory and guided her to a new passion: yoga.
Thanks to her curious spirit, Michelle has cultured herself by traveling around the world and diving into many different styles of yoga over the last two decades, from Iyengar to Ashtanga and more. She is deeply inspired by the Ashtanga master Richard Freeman and was fortunate enough to study for years in Shanghai with Duncan Wong, creator of the Yogic Arts system, among others. MeshYoga is the culmination of her extensive experience and knowledge—in essence, it’s Michelle’s expression and personal interpretation of yoga.
Today, Michelle is based in Los Angeles, having taught in Shanghai and New York City and opened a yoga studio in Maui, Hawaii. While she’s busy designing her clothing line and refining her latest creation, DaBo—if you’ve met Michelle, you’ll know that she never settles for anything but the best—Michelle is 100% dedicated to her students when she’s teaching. At her core, Michelle is happiest giving to the people she loves, including her Meshes.
Michelle lives by her life motto: Less Human Doing, More Human Being. She appreciates connecting with people in a deeper, meaningful way through discussions on yoga, philosophy, and other topics @MichelleLouLan and @MeshYoga. Her inspirational TEDx Talk on the “perfection” of social media can be found here.