Mike has been interested in sport and fitness from an early age. In his teens he developed a love of martial arts and went on to become a karate student and teacher, but also trained in Ju Jitsu and Wing Chun. After a severe sports injury in his late 20s Mike intensified his interest in Yoga (he had first practiced Yoga with his mother in front of the TV in the early 1970s!!) as a way to regain strength and mobility. After many years practice Mike qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga as a teacher. Mike is also a qualified with the Yoga Alliance and certified as a Yoga teacher trainer.Mike has now been teaching for nearly 20 years and is very eclectic in his teaching style drawing on the Iyengar method, astanga vinyasa, integral Yoga and restorative Yoga. To complement his Yoga teacher Mike is a Pilates teacher (qualified with the Pilates Institute) and has a special interest in working one to one with students with medical conditions, especially for those with spinal problems.
Mike is also a qualified Advanced Personal Trainer (CYQ) and is a certified exercise therapist accepting GP referred and older clients. A special interest for Mike is muscular skeletal injuries, obesity/diabetes/weight management. When not bouncing about in an exercise class, Mike is an acupuncturist and remedial massage therapist. The “hands on” knowledge of the body this gives him is passed on through his exercise teaching. Over the past 20 years Mike has worked running private classes, corporate exercise programmes, holidays in Britain and abroad, private training sessions (including a host of famous and well known celebrities) and NHS and community exercise/lifestyle programmes.