Michael Stebbins has been practicing yoga for since 1999 and completed his 200hr teacher training with Rudy Mettia and Travis Eliot in December of 2010. Michael is also certified by Yoga Warriors International for teaching classes for combat veterans dealing with PTSD, COSR, and trauma. With yoga, Michael discovered a much-welcomed method of stress relief from his work as executive director of Renzo Zecchetto Architects. What started out as a once-weekly supplement to a gym routine slowly became his sole form of exercise as he realized the physical and mental benefits – as well as the challenges – of a regular practice. For Michael, yoga is not just an incredible physical workout, but also a path to healing: physically, mentally, and ultimately, spiritually. Michael designs his classes to suit the needs of his students. Most classes incorporate a vigorous flow, deep stretches, breath control exercises (pranayama) and meditation.
Michael has been inspired by many teachers during the course of his practice. He is especially grateful to Brian Kest, Govin Das, Alyson Khan, Sara Ivanhoe, Vytas, Rudy, and Travis Eliot for illuminating the path.