In the Media

Who Gave him a mic?

It doesn’t take much to get me talking. These fine media outlets have taken the time to sit me down and chat me up. If you’re interested, have a look here! 

Yoga Journal

Building Resilience in This Political Climate

Use this practice to find strength and empowerment in your own political path, especially when things get overwhelming.

DC Yoga Podcast

An Interview with Chris Parkison

The DC yoga Podcast is offered as a resource for yoga students and teachers who want to expand their studio experience. A place for yogis all over the DMV to find out more about their local studios and favorite teachers. 

DC Yoga Podcast Episode 4- Michael Joel Hall talks Mysore (the Place and the Practice), his journey, cross training, philosophy and the trajectory of yoga in DC since the 2000s.


Yoga Teacher Talks

An Interview with Stuart Bishop and Micah Norgard

Stuart and Micah are Yoga Instructors based in Washington, DC. Join them for their deep (and often funny) conversations with other mystics, healers, teachers, and “ordinary” people bringing mindfulness and practicality to this thing called Life!

In this episode we sit down with Michael Joel Hall (@MichaelJoelHall) to have a conversation with him about what creating space means to him and how he brings inclusivity into his personal practice and teachings.

Michael is a 4th Series practitioner and Level 2 Authorized Teacher. He runs the DC Ashtanga program located at Eaton DC.

Elephant Journal

Does Yoga REally Foster Transformation?

Why I practice yoga — to cultivate the parameters required for transformation. And to be that radically accepting and honest requires work. But, so goes the eternal paradox: it’s easier to do the work than not. 

Washington Post

Yoga Teacher Recovers, But attack highlights Job's Health Care Issue

Here’s the catalyst to my radicalization as a mentor for young yoga teachers and an advocate for social justice. 

To quote Toni Morrison: “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”


Atlanta Journal Contstitution

MJH Responds to Rand Paul's criticism of free yoga for government employees

“They are in less pain physically and mentally. They are able to go on and do a better job that’s less reactive and more responsive,” said Michael Hall, a yoga instructor.