Michael Guiou, E-RYT 500, is a Level 2 Authorized teacher by KPJAYI.
After several years of yoga practice in differing methods, Michael, was introduced to the Ashtanga system while beginning a teacher training in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya. He was immediately captivated by the consistency of the practice and the tangible results gained from this consistence. While completing his second teacher training he had the opportunity to apprentice himself to long time Ashtanga teacher, practitioner, and studio owner Kimberly Flynn. He later began assisting and teaching his own Mysore style classes under the supervision of Certified Ashtanga teacher Dr. John Campbell. He continues to work on projects with both Dr. Campbell and Ms. Flynn. At the urging of his teachers, Michael took a three month pilgrimage to India where he studied with Louis Ellis, a Certified Ashtanga teacher and over 40 year yoga practitioner. He continues to travel to India in order to study with R. Sharath Jois, the current lineage holder, in Mysore. Michael is truly blessed to have close relationships and access to the minds of some of the world’s greatest and most knowledgeable Ashtanga teachers.
Michael teaches how he was taught. His teachers have always taken a non dogmatic approach to the practice, believing that the practice is molded to the student and not the student to the practice. He takes the time and care to assess each student individually in order to make the practice accessible to all.
Steady practice is established when undertaken for a long time, without interruption, with faith and a commitment to truth.” – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. You can find Michael on the internet at www.sadhanainthecity.com.
Michael describes his Mysore classes as: meditative, accessible, traditional, personal.
Michael’s Mysore music: No music. Ujjayi Breathing is used throughout. Sanskrit chanting is used but not required.
Michael describes his Led classes as: traditional, challenging, focused, energetic.
Michael’s Led music: No music. Ujjayi Breathing is used throughout. Class begins and ends with a Sanskrit chant.