Comments on Yoga with Mike
Mike taught with mindfulness, innovation and empathy. He
encouraged beginners like me to take things at our own pace but
taught poses challenging enough for even the advanced students. He
customized the lesson depending on what he (correctly) intuited we
needed, be it by offering poses we could do at the office or
meditations for letting go. After a day of stress and deadlines, I
especially love the respite of 'Child's Pose.'" Dawn,
putting off going to your classes for several months (Years)
because I didn't have the time, I finally went.
Then we stretched which turned out to be yoga. I
liked that part because it involved movement. Funny thing, I slept
very well that night. I have come to realize that meditation can
free your mind and reduce the stress of the day. Yoga is relaxing
and makes me feel that I am doing something good for myself, and
resting (melting into the floor) is very very soothing.
I enjoy your classes and now look forward to being there. I
have found that I am more relaxed during the day, in a better
mood, and sleep better a night. I think my co-workers would agree.
Maybe, you should have a class every other night.
Thank You Very Much.” Ed,
approach to middle path yoga with an emphasis on mindfulness
has made a measurable impact on me physically and mentally.
He is able to teach a class with students at many different
levels simultaneously by offering alternatives versions of various
postures. He creates a relaxed environment that is non-
competitive and takes into account individual differences.
He provides encouragement and individual help to anyone who
asks and always encourages input from his students. His
informal manner makes it easy for even the shiest of students
to ask questions and receive help. He creates an
atmosphere that puts the students at ease and allows them to
follow their bodies' wisdom. . I have back
issues that have improved a great deal as a result of his
classes. His emphasis on mindfulness has paid valuable
dividends and is most helpful for focus and for stress reduction.”
instructions are clear, easy to follow and weave in the Buddha
dharma in the classes. I like how he gives suggestions in
movement, but really plants that I move in a way that honors my
body. He made it
really easy to do arm balances, but gave alternative instructions
for those wanting to wait for a future day. I feel peaceful and
well rested after class, and my level of concentration is better
when doing workouts and sports activities.” Todd,
found out how enjoyable yoga is. and plan on being more peaceful
and caring. He sets a wonderful example of what he
teaches.“ Barbara H.,