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Michael is senior Physiotherapist and yoga teacher from Canada. He has worked in public and private practices, hospitals, and orthopedic clinics in several countries all over the world.
Michael received his YTT certification through the Elements of Power Yoga school, studying under Paul Teodo, Byron De Marse, and Leah Santa Cruz in 2020.
During his training, Michael led the anatomy and biomechanics lessons as a student/teacher, and immediately upon graduation was asked to join the Elements of Power Yoga school as the injury prevention specialist.
Michael’s #1 priority is relating anatomy back to yoga so that alignment, cueing and sequencing makes sense and can be more easily remembered.
He focuses on simplicity and avoiding the unnecessary by teaching you only what you need to know.
Paul Teodo is a yoga and meditation teacher and musician from the USA. Paul received his YTT certification through YogaWorks, studying under David Kim and Jesse Schein. Upon graduation, Paul was immediately offered a slot at Bryan Kest’s world famous studio in Santa Monica.
Paul spent 5 years there, and at other studios in LA building a reputation as one of the best young teachers in Los Angeles. He continued to study with senior teachers Sara Ivanhoe, Travis Eliot, Bryan Kest, Steve Ross, and meditation under Dr. Lorin Roche.
Paul has taught approximately 5000 yoga classes. He was named the #1 Yoga Teacher in Los Angeles in 2016 by the Culture Trip. In 2017 he moved to Indonesia with his wife and got hired at the world famous Yoga Barn in Ubud.
He currently leads workshops, classes and retreats all over the world, teaches a full schedule in Bali, and has released 2 albums of instrumental meditation music.
Byron de Marsé
Born and raised on an Oklahoma cattle ranch, Byron was destined to believe that simplicity is the key component of happiness. After losing his father at a pivotal time and experiencing a traumatic spiral of events he was introduced to yoga. A strong and deep spiritual connection was realized shortly thereafter.
After his YTT certification under senior teachers Rudy Mettia and Travis Eliot in 2010, he immediately started teaching at Bryan Kest’s world famous Power Yoga studio and still does. He continued his education with Schuyler Grant and Wanderlust in Hollywood. He now has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience along with leading several retreats around the world with Paul Teodo.
The four major points he stresses in class are proper alignment, mindfulness of physical limits, deepness of breath, and calmness of mind. Anyone practicing with him will experience an increase mental and physical awareness and well-being.
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