testimonials

 
Working with Michael is as much mind opening as it is heart expanding. You can feel his passion and enthusiasm from the beginning and it’s contagious. He has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to offer and he speaks from a place of “truth” that you rarely experience. Skyfire Arts is more than just fire & electricity; it is about consciousness embodied on multiple levels of the human experience. I am excited to immediately expand my daily practice with the very real and practical tools I just learned.
— Jeremy Weinglass
Best class ever!
— Line A., Art of Flow 2018 - 6 Week Series
Michael Ravenwood is not only a passionate and knowledgeable performer and teacher, he is a wonderful person as well. I highly recommend his flow classes if you are interested in learning the techniques and philosophy of flow arts!
— Krystin R., Art of Flow- Intro Workshop- Pyrotrainia Empowerment Retreat 2017
Couldn’t have learned from a better teacher!
— Ian Holaday, Dynamic Equilibrium- 6 week Workshop Series- Aerial Revolution Cirque Academy
Michael Ravenwood’s expertise has benefited my ever transformational journey of life. His intent, gratuity, and calmness has given me better structure and ritual that has become a liberating pillar in my own being.
— FrancisRyanCœur, Ecstatic Flow Arts- 3 day Intensive- Lucid University
Thank you Michael, It was a blessing to have experienced Ecstatic Flow and have the opportunity to meet you and everyone else in the class. Thanks for all of your commitment and effort you put toward the quality of this experience.
— Douglas Scanlan, Ecstatic Flow Arts- 3 day Intensive- Lucid University
Michael knows his craft and is super passionate about flow. He practices it, he lives it, and he loves passing on what he’s learned. I had a lot of fun during the flow course week… I’d definitely take another class from him!
— Alana Robinson, Ecstatic Flow Arts- 3 day Intensive- Lucid University 2016
Awesome class today! Comprehensive, covering the technical aspects of staff and also the inner qualities that help facilitate mindfulness and poise in performance and movement arts….all while having fun and getting a work-out!
— Angelina A., Dynamic Equilibrium- 6 week Workshop Series- Aerial Revolution Cirque Academy
Such a great experience for us all… The multiple formats of martial arts that were presented seemed to even help me walk better, I feel more present in each step… I have some background in staff flow and have been practicing for about 4 years, and now after the visuals and guidance received from your class I feel like I’ve sharpened my stance and conscious mobility with the staff…. I left your class with an incredible sense of gain. I will take this knowledge with me and share it with whom I feel could also benefit.
— Spencer, Ecstatic Flow Arts- 3 day Intensive- Lucid University
I really enjoyed how the workshop combined movement and meditation in a practical way to not only teach the foundation of fire dancing, but to make that mind-body connection even more obvious (also the passion that both you and Tomm have for your crafts is sincere and present - makes a big difference).

In general I felt the workshop was a great introduction to many different worlds that happen to be intrinsically linked. I never really had an interest in fire dancing but I now see the appeal for sure (as I’m sure people who are new to yoga, meditation, qi gong, etc. will leave with an interest in those practices).
— Louis Shin