Michael has been a full-time yoga instructor for over 15 years, certiﬁed in Jivamukti, travelled to India to study Ashtanga with K. Pattabhi Jois, spent a month with Swami Satchidananda in Yogaville and completed 3 Goenka style 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats. He now lives in Asheville and teaches weekly Bhakti Vinyasa and Yin classes, along with weekend workshops on Sanskrit, Meditation, Chakras, the Yogasūtra, the Bhagavadgītā, Positive Psychology, Yoga History and Prāṇāyāma. He is also a lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200hr Teacher Training and 300hr Advanced Training Programs.
"Michael Johnson’s classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity- and peppered with tidbits of science and humor. In my opinion, it is a well-rounded experience which gently guides the students into an exploration of what it can feel like to navigate yoga and life in the modern world with integrity, health and compassion." - Dana N.
Class Schedule for Michael
|Wednesday September 20||10:15 - 11:45 am||Bhakti Flow|
|Wednesday September 20||4:00 - 5:00 pm||*Gentle Restorative & Yin|
|Wednesday September 20||5:45 - 7:00 pm||Bhakti Flow|
|Thursday September 21||4:00 - 5:15 pm||Bhakti Flow|
|Friday September 22||10:15 - 11:45 am||Bhakti Flow|
|Saturday September 23||8:30 - 10:00 am||WARM Ashtanga Mix|
|Sunday September 24||10:15 - 11:45 am||Bhakti Flow|
|Sunday September 24||7:00 - 8:15 pm||*Gentle Restorative & Yin $10|
|Monday September 25||5:45 - 7:00 pm||Bhakti Flow|
Events hosted by Michael
*Recommended for Beginners
Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.
Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.
Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.