By bringing attention to what Yoga really is and how it works for us, Michael helps his students to transcend the physical practice and make positive shifts in their lives. Practicing for nine years and teaching since 2011, he completed his first 200 hour training with Yoga to the People in NYC, his 500 hour training with Philip Urso and Live, Love, Teach, with whom he is presently a facilitator-in-training. Since, his expansive studies has led him to Lebanon, Hawaii, and New York while continuously teaching group and private classes in his hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. He seizes every opportunity to share the beauty that Yoga has helped him to experience.
Michael’s practice and teaching ability are versatile but always centered on breath and mindfulness. He teaches several different styles of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga and meditation including his signature style called Synchronized Vinyasa which unifies the entire class in a state of flow, with a moving meditation linked to pranayama.
Michael is the 2016 an 2017 USA Yoga Asana Championship PA state champion. When not on the mat, Michael is a musician and poet. As a performer he has opened up for national acts such as The Flaming Lips, Wiz Khalifa, and Andrew WK.
Michael’s classes are powerful, highly effective and most importantly, fun. Michael’s philosophy is that of Namaste, Unconditional Love for All. You can really feel this in one of his classes; he sees and helps to bring out the best in you.