Michael’s approach to teaching is informed by a personal practice of Self-exploration. 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 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.
Flow: Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose) • Michael Ponte • 75 minutes
Flow: Full body flow with Michael Ponte
From backbends to inversions, in this flow you will move your entire body, head to toes.
Suggested props: Block and Blanket
Intermediate levels class
Flow: Energizing Backbends • Michael Ponte • 60 min
This energizing Flow class builds to Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow Pose). You'll start with a warm up to wake up the spine and shoulders, build heat in lunging Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), light up the legs through a standing sequence, and then learn how to put it all together for a ...