Workshops for women in Perth to inspire heart-centred personal and emotional growth.
We promise to give you back some time for yourself,
nuture and support you to a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Thanks for stopping by, I’m Michelle Murphy, the Founder of Michelle Leonie and co-creator of the Choose to Thrive workshop series.
As a mother, physiotherapist and health coach, I am really excited to bring these workshops to the deserving women of Perth.
It is our mission to give busy women the opportunity to experience our safe and luxe workshops, inviting them to take some time out of their busy schedules for reflection and personal growth.
Hi – I’m Naomi
As co-creator of the Choose to Thrive workshop series, I am passionate about creating a beautiful experience that is accessible and beneficial for all.
We start our workshops with a yoga session programmed to create a deeper connection between body and mind. This state of relaxed mindfulness is perfect for what comes next in the workshop session – the opportunity for deep self reflection and exploring opportunities for positive change.
Yoga was an essential part of my healing process after an incredibly challenging period in my life. I’m so excited to share the joy of yoga with you all.
I am an environmental scientist by trade, and have spent the last 16 years working in the male-dominated industries of mining, and oil and gas. Like many women, I went to my first yoga class when I was pregnant, which started a lifelong interest in yoga.
My son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 5, which turned our lives upside-down in an instant, and started a new life full of chemo and hospital visits and worry. During this really difficult time, I came across a beautiful yoga teacher, and found yoga to be like therapy – where I could temporarily find some peace and steadiness.
After almost 4 years of chemo, my son went into remission and started his recovery – and I realised those years I had been on automatic, with no energy or will to do anything more than keep on keeping on. That same month, I resigned from my lucrative job at a big oil and gas company, and started my own small environmental consultancy – and enrolled myself in yoga teacher training.
Yoga is such a powerful tool for self-awareness and centeredness, it gives you more than just the well-known physical benefits – I am so excited to share it with you!
The “Choose to Thrive” workshop series is the brainchild of Michelle and Naomi who have been close friends for over 17 years.
They met working as bartenders in a dodgy nightclub. Since then, they have shared in the ups and downs of each other’s life journey which has included some serious things like cancer and IVF…..but has also included immeasurable good times and an awful lot of dancing.
The idea for this Workshop series came out of seeing a niche for creating really beautiful, retreat-style workshops that also provide high-quality workshop content with practical strategies for creating positive change in your life. Luxe, fun, approachable, inspiring, interactive, informative and affordable – these are the key elements of what we envision for our workshops.
Focussing on one of 12 different themes that comprise a balanced life, means you get down to the nitty-gritty specifics of where YOU are currently at with each of these themes and the strategies for progress (not perfection!) in each area.
These workshops are the culmination of everything we have learned and experienced in our lives to date. We can’t wait to share them with you!
The Choose to Thrive Workshop was a truly uplifting experience. The demands of life are constant and sometimes you need to press pause and take a breath. This workshop created the perfect space to pause, reflect and nurture. Naomi led a gorgeous yoga session which created the perfect platform for the day- re-connecting mind and body. Michelle’s genuine spirit is captivating and refreshing. She guided us through a purposeful and compassionate look inward. Our reflections were complimented by nourishing food and the stories of other like-minded women. The day left me feeling inspired and invigorated to keep working towards my life and career goals.
A morning of pure nourishment for the mind, body and soul. The workshop was the perfect opportunity to check-in with and tune in to myself, and I left with greater career AND life clarity! Not to mention a happy belly from so many delicious treats. The Choose to Thrive workshops
“The choose to thrive workshop was the perfect mini retreat, which gave me the opportunity to step back, reflect and feel amazing! Michelle and Naomi are creating a wonderful community of like-minded women that I look forward to being a part of”
“I would totally recommend the workshops. The right amount of time, great mix of people, great mix of professionals that you can really relate to and I find that really empowering.”
Michelle Murphy - Professional Bio
Michelle has been in the health industry for 15 years as a qualified Physiotherapist . She more recently completed a Masters in Philosophy (Physiotherapy) and a Health & Nutrition Coaching Certification with the Institute of Integrated Nutrition (IIN). Michelle is a certified Pilates teacher and taught group classes for several years. She has also recently commenced post-graduate studies in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy to further pursue her passion for all things relating to Women’s Health. She has a wealth of knowledge to pass on and believes everyone deserves to live an amazing life.
Naomi Kerp - Professional Bio
Naomi is an Environmental Scientist by trade and his been in the oil and gas industry for 16 years. She is a Yoga Alliance member and is a 350 hour yoga teacher (ISHTA yoga). She believes in and has experienced the powerful effects of yoga and can’t wait to lead you in a yoga session.