Show Notes



Massage Therapist, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, and Nationally Approved CE Provider


Michael has been exploring and sharing exceptional bodywork for two decades... Starting his professional career with a ten year immersion at the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA, he became a senior therapist in their Healing Arts department as well as a core faculty member of their School of Massage.  He is professionally trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Clinical Massage, Kripalu Bodywork, Traditional Thai Massage, Breema Bodywork, Positional Release Therapy and Yoga Therapy. His signature session is in ‘Thai Yoga Bodywork,’ which blends all these modalities into a creative and therapeutic healing art.

    Michael began his studies of Thai Massage in 1998 with an intensive offered by Ananda Apfelbaum at the Omega Institute. He then journeyed to Thailand to meet her teacher, master Pichest Boonthume. Michael has returned to Thailand nine times to further his practice. He has also worked closely with Kam Thye Chow.
   After leaving Kripalu in 2010, Michael relocated to Asheville to teach ‘Clinical Massage’ at AB Tech College and began offering continuing education courses.  Michael has developed a complete Thai Yoga Bodywork certification training including a manual, a DVD & an online video course which has been presented at Kripalu Center and across the country beginning in 2000. He is an approved continuing education (CE) provider, accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB # 451645-11). He also holds a N.C. massage license (#10273).
   Michael is well known and respected for his heart centered approach to his treatments, his workshops and his life. Michael's passion for therapeutic touch and inspirational teaching motivates him to continue to share this work around the world...

We discuss:

  1. The concept of Nam Jai - watery heart.

  2. The role of a retreat leader in Thailand.

  3. The four elements of a good Thai Yoga Bodywork Treatment.

  4. Thai Yoga Bodywork as a spiritual path.

  5. Finding Sabai Sabai within ourselves.

Show Notes:

Thailand Retreat Video | Learn More

Upcoming Training Schedule with Michael | Learn More

Bodhisattva Way | Learn More

Mala Dhara Retreat Center | Learn More

An interpretation of the meaning of Sabai Sabai | Learn More