Michael did not want to take his first yoga class, but a good friend insisted he go to help relieve the stress of a fast-paced, full time investment banking career. He quickly realized that a yoga class was not an hour worth of stretching, but rather a unique opportunity to tap into his deepest physical strength and personal power. Michael completed his 200-hour teacher training at Love Yoga Center in Naples, Florida under the expert guidance of Carla Olla. His energetic and empowering classes quickly made him one of the best-loved instructors in the area. Michael’s teaching style has been influenced by Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Kino MacGregor and Kathryn Budig. Students love how Michael creates a playful atmosphere, allowing them to quickly find and move beyond their edge. His vision for creating Yoga Loft was to give all students the opportunity to follow their breath into their own expression of strength and well-being.