Mike's passion and motivation for practice, be it yoga or meditation, is to provide a safe and playful environment to embrace the present moment. His classes integrate mindful movements and pranayama in hopes that, with openness and curiosity, we will find quiet stillness and our own intuitive teacher.
Mike discovered Yoga in 2008, and participated in his first teacher training in 2012, but it wasn’t until he landed at Asheville Yoga Center that he discovered the whole wide world of Yoga and found his true passion to teach. He received his 200-hour certification from Asheville Yoga Center, has trained in the Power Vinyasa methodology, and is also currently working towards his 500 Hour Certification with AYC.
He credits his teacher, Kimberley Puryear, with reigniting his study of the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn, as well as instilling the value of maintaining a regular meditation practice. Coming from a background in coaching youth athletics, he is also certified to teach Mindfulness to Youth, and has taught yoga for the past two years with a youth camp in Asheville.
Class Schedule for Mike
|Thursday January 18||7:15 - 8:30 pm||*Yin|
|Friday January 19||12:30 - 1:45 pm||*Slow Flow & Restorative|
*Recommended for Beginners