Michael, from Cape Town South Africa, has been influenced greatly and taught by some of the world’s most renowned teachers in the Krishnamacharya lineages. Most notably Shimon Ben Avi, Michael Hamilton and Sharath Jois, grandson and devoted student of the foremost Guru of Ashtanga Yoga Shri K. Patthabi Jois. After having run the Mysore Yoga program with AIRYOGA here in Woodstock Cape Town for over a year in 2012, Michael decided to continued studying as well as teach the Mysore method worldwide. He began assisting his teacher Michael Hamilton in Zurich during the summer of 2013 before moving on to live in Munich where he ran the MYSORE MUNICH School of Ashtanga Yoga, currently known as, Ashtanga Spirit Munich. Since November 2016, he continued traveling the world, living and sharing the traditional practice in Asia, central and southern America, and more recently back in Spain.
In 2015 after many trips, studying at the KPJAYI in Mysore, he was Authorized level 2 by Sharath Jois, director of the KPJAYI and lineage holder of the Ashtanga Yoga method as taught by K Patthabi Jois. Michael continues to practice under the guidance of Sharath annually at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Being totally committed to this path we call yoga, Michael finds his inspiration in the yogi’s who consciously reflect life as an open book. He delights in reflecting on the shastra’s (ancient scriptures) and aspires to walking the Yoga Dharma (the way of truth). He attentively teaches with enthusiasm and delights in passing on his understanding and experience of yoga with authenticity, love, and mindfulness.