Michael likes to describe his career in the music business as the dream within a dream. “When I was 12 years old, I sat at a friend’s drum set, picked up the drumsticks, and knew immediately that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life.” Beginning his musical life in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, Michael knew that the best way to make a living in the “Business of music” was to carve out a niche for himself in the recording industry. “I came on the scene during a fertile time in the television and movie Industry, so I began performing on television and film scores. My very first recording session was for the theme of the television show Happy Days.” Thus began a career in the music business that would span over 30 years. Michael’s musical journey would encompass over 100 television and film scores, as well as hundreds of record albums. “I have also been blessed with the ability to tour with some of the finest artist of our time, including Jackson Browne in the 90s, Christina Aguilera in the 2000s, and finally with the nu-metal rock band Korn and Jonathan Davis.” Having been born with the neural tube defect spina bifida, Michael has experienced many surgeries in the past eight years, which finally led to his retirement from the music business. “I had discovered yoga in my mid 20s and always had a passion for it, but it was only a couple of years ago that I rediscovered it, and found my spiritual practice deeply embodied in the principles of yogic philosophy. Today I practice yoga with devotion, and do my best to be of service to the world community; creating my personal Dharma.
Graduating from the yoga teacher training program at the Asana Studio in Denver Co under the guidance of Santosh Powell, Karen Boeser, Darrin Zeer, and Lauren Duker this past year, Michael teaches Hatha Yoga, as a creative practice that he believes parallels his life as a musician.” Yoga as the music of the soul is a foundation that embodies a sense of improvisation and structure in this beautifully ancient practice. Incorporating my love of music with a devotion to teaching yoga has been the most profound and rewarding experience this life time.”