Michael, who graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University on a Martial Arts scholarship and with a degree in Finance, left the corporate world to harmonize his intentions with his actions in 2004.
As a child, he began studying karate at age nine and later found a harmonious passion for yoga in his adult life. He found that combining the philosophies of martial arts and yoga could unveil many ‘universal truths’ from basic physical postures to more esoteric practices like internal power development. It was with the aim of reaching a unified understanding that lead Michael towards teaching yoga and martial arts full time in Miami since 2005.
Michael holds several certifications for teaching in the martial arts and yoga: 4th Level Instructor Yogic Arts (unified system of Ashtanga Yoga, Kung Fu and Thai Bodywork) , RYT Vinyasa Yoga 200 hour International Teaching Certification, 4th Degree Black Belt Ki-Tae Ryu (unified martial arts system), and a 1st Degree Black Belt Aikido.
With over a decade of experience teaching yoga and known for his powerful karate and yoga demos, Michael’s classes challenge students at all levels to dramatically improve. His students describe him as a motivator who is highly technical and precise, yet extremely energizing, entertaining, fun and inspirational.
Michael teaching includes therapeutic and Restorative to Power Yoga. His style blends step-by-step demonstrated instruction with infinite, real-time modification, with visual and vocal, hands-on instruction.
Michael, one of the most sought after private yoga instructor in Miami, has taught yoga privately for clients from the Miami Herald, Univision Communications, Fitting models for Perry Ellis and Tail Clothing, Executives at Sony BMG & MTV Latin, Ransom Everglades as well as to professional athletes. He was also one of the most popular yoga teachers at David Barton Gym, The Ritz-Carlton, The W and The Standard Spa & Hotel.
Michael is extremely skilled, professional and one of a kind and is valued for his innate ability to “connect” with his students. At dare2detox he sets the gold standards for teaching yoga privately to individuals from all backgrounds of life.