I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.
Michel has been practicing yoga since 1978, and has been teaching since 1983. Until 1993, he was practicing Iyengar yoga and was a direct student of BKS Iyengar. He has been to Pune, India to study under Mr. Iyengar several times. Michel also has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga since 1993, and studied directly under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India during several different trips.
In 2002 Michel met Avaida Vedanta Teacher Ramesh Balshekar from Mumbai and has been avidly his student since.
Except his rich experience and knowledge in Yoga; Michel was engaged in the area of bodywork for many years. He is an advance Reiki practitioner and a certified Advanced Postural Integrator certified by Psycho-Physical institute of San Francisco and holds a certificate from the Gestalt Institute of Melbourne Australia.
In 2001, Michel moved to Hong Kong and founded Yogasana – the first Ashtanga shala in Hong Kong. Michel is also one of the first to establish Yoga Teacher’s training in Hong Kong. Since then he has trained hundreds of students. However, he has been involved in Teacher’s Training well over 10 years in different parts of the world.
Prior to his move to Hong Kong, Michel ran a very successful Iyengar school “Noosa Yoga Centre” in Australia from 1987 to 1996.
Between 1997 to 2000, Michel taught Ashtanga Viniyasa Yoga in Vienna Austria and has also taught yoga in different parts of the world including the United States, Austria, England, France and Australia.
His teaching philosophy is to provide students with clear and sensitive guidance, listening to the needs of the body without pushing or straining, thus making space for their own understanding. Ultimately, Michel encourages everyone to take the practice seriously, but not himself or herself seriously.
Michel is a Senior Yoga Teacher, holding a certificate of IYTA (International Yoga Teacher Association) and registered Experience 500 hours Yoga Alliance.