Teacher Bio

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Michael Ravenwood

Michael Ravenwood was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the Philippines & Singapore before coming to live in America. Over 30 years ago, he began studying Martial Arts and has trained in numerous styles including Karate, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu & Tai Chi. It was at that time that he also began practicing Meditation, and has studied Chi Kung (Qi Gong) in addition to Tibetan & Yogic systems of contemplation. More than 20 years ago, he achieved a degree in Psychology with Honors while taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & Global Spirituality. Over 10 years ago, Michael weaved his Yoga & Martial training with a passion for Dance through Fire Performance. Since then, he has become an International Cirque Performer, Dance & Meditation Instructor, Event Producer & Business Owner. As the Creative Director of his performing arts company SkyFire Arts, Michael writes Spoken Word pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. As one of SkyFire’s Lead Performers, he uses giant Tesla coils to throw 10 foot arcs of high voltage electricity. He has been teaching Dance & Meditation at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dojos, Dance Studios, and Privately since 2009. In 2017, Michael became a certified Firewalking Instructor, and is qualified to teach a host of breakthrough empowerment exercises for psychological growth and development.