Hi, I’m Michael.

I’m a yoga coach.

I help people use yoga to enrich their lives.

I’ve worked one-on-one with hundreds of students, studied and taught all over the world, and I’m just as passionate today as I was 20 years ago.

My mission is to educate and empower folks with effective tools and systems to live a more fulfilling life.

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Feeling Stuck?

Go Deeper With Your Practice

I’ve spent my adult life learning traditional yoga practices. I’ve been fortunate to have the time and access to teachers I admire and respect.

I reckon you don’t practice as long as I have with out picking up some tips on enjoying your practice long term.

Let me share with you what I’ve learned.

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga

One-on-One Instruction in a Group Setting

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga bridges the gap between the energy and motivation (and cost savings) associated with a group yoga class, with the benefit of the individual instruction of a private yoga session.

Straight-forward approach to yoga, tailored to you

Ashtanga yoga follows a sequence that is highly adaptable.

Not sure where to start? No problem. We’re really good at helping folks figure that out.

“Open” Practice style means never being late

The room is open for a few hours, and the teacher helps out. Since everyone’s working on their own thing, folks are welcome to come whenever is best for them.

“Like Oscar Wilde goes to Sesame Street.”
Kristen Krash

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Thoughts from Students

We were touched by these thoughtful notes.

Many of the lessons that I learned from MJH were uncovered through his encouragement of my own self discovery of the practise… all of this work instilled values (such as discipline, curiosity and patience) that proved essential to the development of my inner teacher.
Whether you are practising [in person] or by yourself in a remote country, this is your own practice and you are your own teacher. And, in the wise words of the guru RuPaul, “You better work.”
M. Okunseinde
The individualized instruction of the Mysore style is ideal, since no two bodies or practitioners are alike. Michael is an excellent guide through this great yoga tradition, whether you’re a newbie, a levitate-off-the-mat master, or somewhere in the vast in-between; and DC Ashtanga is a wonderful community in which to learn this tradition.
J. Farrell
Washington, DC
Michael’s adjustments makes all the difference. One tiny adjustment and I can fully relax into the pose. Then I’m hooked onto my breath for the rest of the practice. If not an actual adjustment then there are those hilarious verbal cues of his which I commit to memory and seem to emerge from brain or body at the exact time they are needed. I’ve now known Michael for some 5 years, which means that he knows my limitations and potential better than I do. His guidance is a map to explore not just the next asana, but to rediscover and find extraordinary pleasure and release in those poses I thought I was either bored with or stumped by. That’s Ashtanga in a nutshell and that’s Michael’s magic.”
S. Feld
Washington, DC
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I’ve worked with a lot of folks, so not much spooks me.

I love helping people jumpstart their yoga practice, refine their techniques, and enjoy collaborating.