At The Zen Guy, my goal is to help you bring Zen moments into your everyday life, quickly and easily. That means yoga instructions that are accessible to business people in the office and on an airplane, whether it’s in a face-to-face class or via a high-tech app.
You too can achieve all of the benefits of yoga, without any ‘woo woo’.
Who is The Zen Guy?
I’m Michael – and I’m both a registered yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance – RYT 200) and a corporate cube dweller since 1986. I recognized that working at a desk in front of a computer tightens shoulders, shortens hamstring muscles and worsens posture, so in 2008 I went to a yoga teacher-training program.
I straddle both worlds. I work in a cube and I teach yoga; so I know where you are coming from. My mission is to create Zen-like yoga instructions accessible to everyone who spends their workday in front of a computer.
I’ve been a yoga student of the Iyengar and Hatha Vinyasa Flow methods since 2000. I’m currently enrolled in a 500-hour yoga teacher-training program, I work as an internal auditor and I also teach corporate office yoga classes. On weekends and evenings I give personal yoga instruction, so I’m heavily engaged in both the corporate work environment and the yoga community.
The methodology I developed is specifically for business people who don’t know what to think of yoga. Medical science may prove that yoga is very effective, but that doesn’t mean business people want to go to a yoga studio. What I teach is accessible to everyone, it’s not touchy-feely; I just want you to get the yoga benefits by incorporating basic poses into your daily routine or during your next flight.
I’ve had plenty of years traveling as a road warrior with the Kroger Co., H.J. Heinz, Deloitte, Intel and Redbox-Coinstar-Outerwall to develop an Airplane Yoga series as well because honestly, flying is not good for anyone’s body.
I hope you enjoy the series and I hope it can bring some well-deserved body-mind awareness to your work day.