Mick is a registered SYT Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by the Yoga Alliance UK. Mick’s practice and study of yoga began in London in 1990 at the famous East-West Centre in the City. Mick’s teaching began as a class assistant to Living yoga teacher Ernest Coates, before leading his own classes.
Mick’s practice and study of yoga began in London in 1990 at the famous East-West Centre in the City. Mick’s teaching began as a class assistant to Living yoga teacher Ernest Coates, before leading his own classes. Mick has always been drawn to Sivananda teachings with its concentration on preserving and communicating authentic classical yoga in the west. Setting up YogaLife in London, he was also able to develop his own teaching techniques and class content; finding a particular focus in how yoga could best benefit busy urban living. Mick moved his family to Manchester while working as an architect to rebuild the city centre after the 1996 IRA bomb. Still a professional architect and artist, yoga he says, changed his life and continues to influence how he lives and works. Early in 2011 Mick was privileged to live a month at the International Sivananda Yoga Vendenta Centre where he undertook Gurukula training under Swami’s Krishnadevananda and Kaliasananda; and completing his training as Sivananda Yoga Siromani (teacher of yoga). Mick specialises in helping people start out on their yoga journey. His teaching style is open, encouraging, spontaneous and playful. The style is Sivananda in origin, slow, deep, creative, dynamic and varied. Emphasising, skilful mindful action – the true and authentic spirit of yoga practice.