"Mike has a subtle approach that moves you through the basics into more advanced techniques before you realize he's done it. I had a long way to go but my flexibility has definitely gotten much better. My balance has also improved which has helped me with golf and general fitness. However, the most important part of Mike's teaching relates to proper breathing. Breathing properly has helped me get over injuries faster, feel better in general and relax during stressful times. Even though I speak for a living, I used to get nervous before starting a speech, especially to first time audiences and large crowds. That no longer happens because of using Mike's techniques for proper breathing. I’m 66 at this writing and in good health but I look forward to learning more from Yoga Mike and enjoying life even more."
- Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor
- Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor
"I opened my first business, a yoga studio this January. Mike has been a gift, instrumental as a sounding board for helping structure my business and advise on business decisions. In addition, he is supremely creative, with an abundance of marketing ideas, a natural eye for design, photography, and videography. Consequently, my marketing products such as flyers and videos look fantastic! He is a social media guru and has set me up on Yelp and Google…taking me from not ranking on Google at all, to landing on the first page…in a day. He has FaceBook figured out; the timing, content, quantity, and quality of the posts. Writing is second nature for him, and he’s able to express marketing concepts clearly and concisely, making the events sound fun and appealing. On a personal level, he is extremely easy-going, straightforward, and easy to work with. He works hard and with focus and it isn’t good until it’s GREAT. He has an advanced personal yoga practice and I greatly respect his practice and teaching style. He adheres to the truest teachings possible. I highly recommend Mike for all your yoga needs!" - Melissa Bittner
"Mike is the true Yogi of walking the talk and everyone in town knows it. His teaching style comes from the traditional Yoga tree and branches out into a safe and well thought practice that he himself can be seen enjoying on a daily basis. To me Mike has been my true friend since the beginning of my Yoga class experience, and I am forever grateful for his genuine and generous wealth of knowledge that he brings to class. He shares so effortlessly which by the way, I know took him years to research. If you want to learn true Yoga don't take my word for it, come discover it for yourself with the Yoga Mike Experience!" - Adam Velte
"Mike's devotion to Yoga as a complete practice is an element hard to find these days at Yoga classes. He's one of those rare teachers that can take you further into your self, your practice, and your understanding of what Yoga is really all about. Mike is devoted to working with your particular body type; tailoring each class to fit your needs. Just one class with him is worth a hundred at any yoga studio." - Blanca Chavez
"Yoga Mike is an authentic and dedicated teacher. Sedulous in his craft, he is able to provide his students with adaptable, dynamic, and effortless instruction, which allows each student to receive the true energy and information of Yoga. As a relatively new student to the practice of Yoga, I have noticed that the ability to clearly observe and absorb the true essence and understanding of Yoga is pertinent for my learning, growth, and safety... There are not many teachers who can offer a complete, holistic understanding of Yoga such as Yoga Mike. He exists as a total embodiment of Yoga as an art, science, and philosophy. Upon entering his physical presence, or hearing his voice, you are greeted with a sense of peace, and instantaneously reminded of the unity and joy available through Yoga." - Natalie Nippper
"Yoga Mike brings a unique spiritual angle to his teaching, exposing his students to various aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga. His explicit instruction in the fundamentals of the asana practice allows his students to tap into the postures, their personal practice within themselves and find their edge. Yoga Mike’s soft voice, gentle assists and adjustments, combined with his deadpan humor, create a safe classroom environment of warmth, love and good vibrations. I have known Yoga Mike as my teacher, and as my friend, for over a year. In this year, I have seen his teaching, grow immensely. His thirst for knowledge and his dedication to his own practice are very evident in his classes. Mike guides his students to make connections to the mind-body-spirit, inviting them to create a personal yoga practice, beyond the asana." - Bari Candy