Mike Burgasser,E-RYT 500, began his yoga practice in 1996, studying with Vickie Russell. He began his teaching practice in 1998. In 2000, he completed his ashtanga yoga teacher certification with Larry Schultz of It’s Yoga in San Francisco, CA. He completed his Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Indubala Bhardwaj at It’s Yoga Cincinnati in 2013.
Mike has taught yoga for several local organizations, including the Art Academy of Cincinnati, AT&T, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Ethicon Endosurgery. In addition to teaching yoga he has worked for a number of years as a personal fitness trainer, a corporate fitness program manager and a cardiac rehabilitation program exercise physiologist. He earned a BA in Psychology in 1978, and M.Ed. in Health Education in 1988. Mike is also one of the founders of the It’s Yoga-Cincinnati. While he has had the good fortune to study with many teachers, it was Vickie Russell that inspired his love of yoga and Larry Schultz that awakened has passion for teaching. Tim Miller and Paul Grilley were also influential teachers.
Mike has a playful attitude and likes to challenge his students. In addition to teaching yoga, he also is a Thai Yoga Therapist and a Medical Qigong Instructor.