Michael Gannon - Personal Biography
Yoga found Michael after ten years of chaotic deal-making in the American advertising and music business. Through his yoga practice, he was awakened to incredible balancing benefits that would gradually change his life path. After studying in India with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, learning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of the traditional Ashtanga yoga system, he was authorized directly by Jois in 2001 to teach. Since then, he spends the year traveling and teaching workshops, trainings and retreats in the Americas, UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Michael's unique teaching style of the original vinyasa system makes yoga's transformational powers—physical, mental and spiritual—available to all. He has imparted this unique teaching style by training over 200 teachers worldwide in his GAVY Teacher Apprenticeships.
Michael founded the Yoga Dealer brand in 2005. He also created the instructional breathing audio program, Awaken Your Life Force and Quiet Your Mind; three DVDs, Opening Your Heart: Elements of Backbending, Opening Your Lotus: Elements of Sitting, and From Earth to Heaven; and three yoga practice posters utilized by practitioners around the world.
Michael's latest release is Ashtanga Yoga with Michael Gannon, the first Ashtanga app for the iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch, and soon to be released for Android.
When The Yoga Dealer is not traveling, he spends time at the feet of his three most powerful gurus, on the beach in Mexico—his daughter and two sons.