Michael Harris

From the moment you enter Michael’s class you know you are in good hands. His deep insight, knowledge and experience as a long time practitioner and teacher will help encourage you to explore your yoga practice in the most expansive way for you.

Michael started his practice in 1987 after vascular surgery and not expecting to survive. Through dedicated practice he was able to reverse his condition (and other lingering injuries) to not only survive, but to thrive. He studied multiple traditions of yoga, and initially started leading Ashtanga classes in the early 90’s. Michael received teaching certifications from Erich Schiffmann and later being certified by Nischala Joy Devi in Integral Yoga for in depth medical conditions.

In 1998, Michael attended the fourth Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training for 11 weeks with Bikram & Rajashree Choudhury. He quickly started his first studio in Portland (1999) and later opened the Bend studio (2004). Michael also ran or led 30 Original Hot Yoga Teacher Trainings. In 2012, Michael wrote a #1 bestselling book about his yoga healing experience, “Falling Down Getting UP.”

Today, Michael continues to practice and teach yoga whenever possible. In addition, he works closely with authors and thought leaders on the development of marketing strategies. Every chance he gets, Michael is off exploring the great outdoors discovering new remote places to hike.