Fierce Grace Founder & Chief Instructor, Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher (UK and USA), Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, Certified Rocket® teacher, Fierce Grace teacher and Certified Bikram teacher. Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, ITEC Certified Massage therapist.
Michele brought Hot Yoga to the UK and Europe in 1994. After opening four Hot Yoga studios, and becoming the UK’s leading Hot Yoga business, Michele launched Fierce Grace in 2013.
Michele Pernetta studied martial arts for 10 years, as well as dance and gymnastics. She began studying with Bikram Choudhury in LA in 1990 when she was trying to avoid knee surgery. This awakened her keen interest in yoga for healing injuries.
Michele has over 25 years' teaching experience. She has also written and contributed to countless magazine and newspaper articles and appeared on many TV and radio programmes. Michele has been a judge five times at the International Bishnu Charan Ghosh Yoga Championships. Michele was a fashion designer for 17 years, trained at the prestigious Saint Martins School of Art and has designed costumes for award-winning films. She has been a spiritual practitioner of a Buddhist discipline for 25 years and has a keen interest in homoeopathy and Ayurveda.
Michele has trained personally with the famous Larry Schultz in Ashtanga Vinyasa, and also credits Erich Schiffman, Brian Kest and Steve Walther with inspiring her in her work on Fierce Grace.
Fierce Grace is the culmination of all her years of study and her observation of the over a quarter of a million bodies she has had the privilege to observe in her years of teaching in her four London studios. She leads the FG Teacher Training programme, teaches on her FG Retreats and at workshops, festivals and seminars around the world.
IN 75 with Michele
Improve joint mobility and open your whole body while gradually getting wound down, de-stressed and softened in our popular IN class taught by Michele Pernetta. Mich will give you tips along the way to improve your practise
This entirely floor based yoga/physiotherapy class will reach deeper in ...
Fixed Firm Tutorial with Michele
Michele workshops Fixed Firm pose, shows correct alignment, modifications, troubleshooting and how to move on safely. An interesting deep dive into the pose for teachers and students interested in the alignment protocols that make this pose effective and safe.
Demonstrated by Daniel Gleeson.
Camel Tutorial with Michele
Michele workshops Camel pose, shows correct alignment, modifications, troubleshooting and how to move on safely. An interesting deep dive into the pose for teachers and students interested in the alignment protocols that make this pose effective and safe.
Eagle Tutorial with Michele
Michele workshops Eagle pose, shows correct alignment, modifications, troubleshooting and how to move on safely. An interesting deep dive into the pose for teachers and students interested in the alignment protocols that make this pose effective and safe.
Merry Mash-Up with Michele
A rounded yoga class that combines poses from Fix, FG and FG2 with some new variations and sequencing. 25 minutes will fire up, tone, stretch and strengthen.
Taken from our teachers' tutorials, this 18 minute video will ensure you have correct alignment in this master pose, no matter your level. A useful tool for teachers and students alike.
FG2 60 NYC with Michele
Michele guides you through a 60 minute version of FG2, our intermediate class. Suitable for FG students who want to try some new things and advanced practitioners who wish to go deep. A pleasurable but strenuous yoga class that will challenge you. If you're familiar with FG2 expect some new varia...
Uplift and Relax with Michele in Italy
The one where Michele gets mauled by feral cat Grey Boy. Twice. 11 minutes of mood boosting opening poses and breath work, followed by ten minutes of affirmations and a deep guided relaxation. Guaranteed to leave you feeling renewed both mentally and physically. Extra cat-attack giggle factor inc...
Quick FIIT (Legs, Arms & Abs) with Michele
A re-style of our high intensity strength class FIIT where instead of working each body part in each section, we work one body part per section. This 14 minute strength workout will tone your legs, glutes, arms, upper back and abdominals. Legs x 3 exercises, arms x 3, Abs x 3. A short warm down t...
Complete Leg Stretching with Michele in Tuscany
A warm up prepares legs, hips and spine for gradually deepening stretches. Standing warrior poses, slow drills and hip and leg stretching poses will being balance, freedom and openness to all the leg, glute and hip muscles. A must for runners, yogis or anyone wanting to improve their yoga, genera...
15 mins Partner Stretching with Michele and Kam
Waiting for dinner to be ready? Don't waste it. This short class suitable for any level opens the body up through simple assisted stretches, massages and releases. Filmed during lockdown, it shows how a small space is enough to perform some great stretches. Shoulders, legs, hips and spine get som...
Fierce Grace 90 Group Class with Michele (Spain)
FG90 taught by its creator Michele Pernetta on our Spanish retreat.
Everything you always wanted in a yoga class. Multi-level, multi-style. Fluid and expansive. Strength and power balanced by depth and relaxation. Fluid but not a “flow” class, Fierce Grace develops freedom of movement, breath an...
I've only got 20 minutes! with Michele in Mexico
It's amazing what you can do in 20 minutes. This standing series will align and strengthen, open and release. Michele explains alignment while taking you through this medium paced sequence. A short standing flow to open back, and chest leads to classical poses like Chair, Eagle, FG Warrior Series...
Intense leg stretch sequence with Michele
Michele will take you through hip flexor, hamstring, quad, foot and pelvis openers to get your lower body loose and open ready for more advanced poses. Dragon, Crescent Lunges, Runners Stretch. Paschi, Quad Stretch, Janushirasana, Lifted Double Leg Stretch and more will increase your flexibility ...
14 min FIIT Flow with Michele
Strengthen your whole body and improve stamina with the yoga flow sequences from FIIT. Down Dog, Bear Hold, Spiderman, Plank Holds, Cartwheel, Twisted Cartwheel, Warrior poses, One legged Side Plank, Dragon Twists and more
Deep Core 75 Livestream with Michele #4
Deep Core is a stretch class that includes an aligning warm up, then moves to the floor to open and realign hips and lower back. Time is spent on the flexibility of legs, hips. The "true core" is the centre of the body, hips, pelvis and lower back, so learning correct alignment is key. Demonstra...
Short Flow Sequence with Michele in Tuscany
A great whole body workout suitable for all levels. Down Dog is a user friendly way to get strong, while also being in a relaxing inversion that lengthens spine, neck, hips and hamstrings. Perform leg stretches, hips, psoas, glutes and groin. Get strong and loose.
Fierce Grace 75 Group Class with Michele
Join our latest Teacher Trainees and some other familiar teachers at our North studio for our signature Fierce Grace class - a little shorter with a few poses taken out and a few variations added in.
75 minutes of Flowing Warm up, Warrior Series, Balancing, Arm Strengthening, Core Work, Back St...
IN 30 Group Class with Michele in Tuscany
A short version of our usual 75 minute class here we focus on legs, hips and spine. IN 30 in a Tuscan forest with a group of yogis. We first warm up in a whole body routine, then progress more and more deeply INwards. We finish with deep restorative relaxation.
All fours 8 minute mashup with Michele - Mexico
Down Dog is the template to work into Plank, Spiderman, Glute-gate and more. Strengthen the whole body especially arms, shoulders, wrists, upper back, abs and glutes in this quick whole body yoga sequence which will get your breath flowing. A warm down will stretch out your shoulders and wrists.
Deep Core 75 Livestream #3 with Michele
The deepest stretch out there in our ever popular Deep Core class taught by FG founder Michele Pernetta.
This cult class is favoured by both men and women alike, from athletes to the very stiff.
Foundation standing poses improve alignment while this mainly floor based class allows us to drop an...
Deep Core 75 with Michele in Tuscany
Michele guides this group class through a stabilising opening sequence concentrating on alignment. She then moves you into ever deepening leg, hip, glutei, pelvis and spine openings.
Suitable for all levels.
Blocks and strap useful for anyone with stiffness, knee issues or tight shoulders.
Fierce Abs with Michele in Tuscany
Abdominal Strengthening with Michele. Get the vibe of a summer retreat group class. Each set of abdominal muscles are strengthened, along with your lower back, arms and legs. The core is the seat of health and digestion - so drink some water and let's get ripped.
Join Michele and try out our bea...
True Core Workshop with Michele
Discover how to use your core muscles in every pose and create a power centre that will ignite your life and your yoga practice.
Our most popular workshop in Fierce Grace studios, this full length 90 minute session will improve your understanding of your own alignment in yoga. Michele delves int...