Business Community

CEO Trust – Mid-Atlantic chapter
Presentation topic: Corporate Responsibility: Professional and Personal Responsibility  
Attendees: Senior Managers

Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group 
Lectures Series: The Responsible Corporate Officer: The Soft Side of Internal Controls 
Attendees: CEO's

LaSalle University – Lecture Series – Philadelphia, PA
Presentation topic: Mind Body Approach to Career Development & Personal Ethics  
Attendees: undergraduate students 
Economic Development Council – Best Practices Conference at Lankenau Medical Center
Presentation topic: Mindfulness in the Real World
Attendees: healthcare providers


The Knauer Theater for the Performing Arts (West Chester, PA)
Presentation topic: Personal transformation in unlikely places 

Attendees: general community

Canyon Ranch

Mind, Body, Spirit Network (Manhattan, NY) 
Invited panelist to present: Life changing Ah-Ha moments 
Attendees:  Canyon Ranch member event


Ultimate Success Camp Life (Bear, Delaware)

Presentation topic: Where You Are Doesn’t Define Who You Are 

Attendees: Motivational change workshop  

Recovery Community 

Transformation Yoga Project (link)

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (oversees prisoner reentry and recovery services) 
Presentation topic: Yoga Therapy for Recovery
Attendees: Executive Directors of prison/recovery reentry programs


Economic Development Council – Best Practices Conference at Lankenau Medical Center

Presentation topic: Yoga for Recovery  

Attendees: addiction counselors and social workers

Onward Behavioral Health 
Presentation topic: Yoga as a Tool for IOP Therapy (Intensive Outpatient Program)

Attendees: counselors


Criminal Justice System

Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit at the Philadelphia Convention Center
Presentation topic: Yoga as a Means for Healing Inside and Out
Attendees: community activists, government officials, business leaders

Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association: Annual conference at Pocono Mountains, PA

Penetration: Mindfulness for Correctional Officers

Attendees: Joint conference for Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic Corrections and Parole workers. 


The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary & Museum
Presentation topic: Prison Yoga 
Attendees: business leaders, community leaders and yoga instructors 

SCI Graterford Prison

Presentation topic: Prison Yoga in Maximum Security Prison
Attendees: prison warden and management team

SCI Graterford Prison
Presentation topic: Trauma and Yoga as Therapy
Attendees: life sentence inmates


Yoga Community

Namas Day Yoga Conference at WHYY TV
Presentation topic: Yoga in Action: Community Service   
Attendees: yoga instructors


Transformation Yoga Project – numerous workshops

Presentation topic: Yoga for Trauma & Recovery

Attendees: yoga instructors, addiction counselors and social workers

Mike’s story brings a riveting dose of reality about the criminal justice system as well as lessoned learned for personal transformation.

Topics including:

  • Corporate responsibility 

  • Coping when things fall apart 

  • The forgotten society within the criminal justice system 

  • Where you are doesn’t define who you are

  • What does white privilege and non-dualism real mean?

  • Self-empowerment and the power of choice

  • The power of yoga and mindfulness in prisons 



In the News

Main Line Today

2019 Healthcare Heroes

May 2019

Main Line Today

How This Once-Incarcerated CEO Found Purpose in Prison

November 2017

Main Line Today

Finding Freedom in a Maximum Security Prison by Teaching Yoga

December 2016

Elephant Journal

Eastern State Penitentiary Brings Yoga To Famed Prison Yard



Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

April 2015

Give Back Yoga Foundation

Collection Underway for Yoga in Youth Detention Centers

August 2018


Yoga Therapy Helping Some Kick Their Addiction

October 2017


Yoga Helps Heal Inmates

November 2016


Free Yoga for Veterans

November 2015


Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System

November 2017

Yoga Service Council and the Omega Institute

Yoga program helping prisoners practice mindfulness

May 2017


Bringing Balance and Breath to New Beginnings: Transformation Yoga Project and Local Yoga Studios Introduce Trauma-Informed Yoga

September 2016

Natural Awakenings of Bucks and Montgomery County

Transforming Yoga: Healing Through Empowerment In Prisons And Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

April 2015

Huffington Post

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