Michael Ponte

Michael’s approach to teaching is informed by a personal practice of Self-exploration through yoga asana, meditation, the philosophy of the Yoga Sutras and A Course in Miracles, and the direct feedback of observing students as they explore these things in his weekly public classes. Developing a nuanced awareness of one’s body, mind, and internal experience is a complicated practice that is not always easily taught. Known for his creative sequences set to music, his verbal acuity, and his ability to disarm the pretense of any yoga room, Michael makes the learning environment warm, fun, loving, and unexpected. You will sweat, you will be challenged (you will probably also laugh a few times) and hopefully you will be re”mind”ed of the purest nature of your being - simply, Love.

Michael studied yoga with his most influential teachers in Los Angeles and in Bali where Whitney Allen, Alicia Chueng, Joan Hyman, Colleen Garrity, Carmen Fitzgibbon, and David Lynch solidified his passion for practicing and teaching yoga. He is also a devoted student of A Course in Miracles and Marianne Williamson. Michael completed his 300-hour training at Down Under and is a lead trainer in Down Under’s Fall 200-hour Teacher Training with Natasha Rizopoulos and Kate Heffernan.



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