Michael's main passions are his spiritual practices of hatha yoga (he's a certified Jivamukti teacher), Five Rhythms/ecstatic dance, and Bhakti Yoga. He discovered his musicality and voice through the practice of devotional chanting & has made it a consistent personal practice since he was introduced to daily chanting at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas in the late 90's. Living in NYC at the time, he was delighted to discover the kirtan community, and took every opportunity to sit with the likes of Krishna das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, Shyamdas, and others. He feels grateful and blessed to be able to share his practice and medicine with others by leading kirtan – to have the opportunity to create an uplifting communal experience of group prayer. He sings some traditional tunes with his own embellishments, but mostly traditional mantras set to his original music. He sings with a sweet, heart-felt yearning – weaving a soundscape of hypnotic harmonics, joyful celebration, and fierce intensity. He humbly bows at the feet of his Teachers, and wishes only to be a sincere ripple radiating from the grace of Source.