Yoga found Michael after 10 years of chaotic deal making in the American advertising and music business.Through his yoga practice he was awakened to incredible balancing benefits that would gradually change his life path. After studying in India with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, learning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of the traditional ashtanga system, he was authorized directly by Jois in 2001 to teach. Since then, each year he travels and teaches workshops, trainings and retreats in The Americas, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Michael’s unique teaching style of the original vinyasa system makes yoga’s transformational powers — physical, mental and spiritual -- available to all. He has imparted this unique teaching style by training over 200 teachers worldwide in his GAVY Teacher Apprenticeships.
Michael founded the brand Yoga Dealer in 2005. He has also created the instructional breathing audio program , “Awaken Your Life Force and Quiet Your Mind”, the yoga demonstration DVD “From Earth to Heaven” and three yoga practice posters utilized by practitioners around the world. 2010 introduced Michael's latest DVD, "Opening Your Heart -- Elements of Backbending"
When Michael is not traveling, he spends time at the feet of his two most powerful Gurus, on the beach in Mexico -- His 6 year old daughter and 1 year old son.