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Frozen With Fear

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Sometimes Change is Downright Frightening


Until it is not anymore…


It was nine years ago that I sat with a “true yogi” friend of mine who had agreed to launch my “breathwork” practice.


I had no idea how to share the profound gifts granted me by my teachers. My day job in the financial markets had crashed and I had just returned from a journey to India, which was planned to show me a new clear path for my life.


Within a few weeks of deep meditation, James returned to share that we would be launching a new school called “The Breath Center”. He had even encoded mantra into the HTML of the website to ensure a foundation of service and protection to those who would come for the experience and teachings.


At that time, even though I held a somewhat normal job, I never quite fit in at the office, bypassing sequential offers from co-workers to “grab a drink” or “blow off steam”.


Immersed deeply in yogic sadhana, all I could think about was God, Yoga, Meditation, Fasting, Pranayama and being in service to anyone that would allow me to be.


It had been five years since I had been gifted profound awakening with Ram Dass and all of my traumatic, victim programs had been erased.


I didn’t have clarity on much but I was absolutely sure I had two things. The first was a very deep and intimate relationship with my guru Neem Karoli Baba and second was whatever I was to do next, it had to be in service to man and womankind.


Over the past nine years I have been equally tested and blessed. In reflection, the people that have come to “the work” and those who have stood by my side in building awareness and support of what we do, have been nothing short of super natural.


I always say that super natural is first and foremost, natural, with an “energetic charge” that is higher than average. Lets just call these folks naturally super!

This month, I feel called to pay homage to those who have stayed close to the work; to those who have believed in a higher vision of world peace and communal living. Those who gave all they have and stay connected with us energetically as we move into the next phase of our development and maturity. I’m also planting seeds of abundance and expansion for all of those who “are yet to come”.


You have and will become my family and my partners on path and now I pass you the torch. While it feels very difficult for me to let go and empower others to step into their genius, I know the time is ripe for the blossoming of others full participation in the support of me and this healing movement.


Eventually the “me” will be removed from the equation but for now the lesson is that we must allow ourselves to be lifted in order to create the same opportunities for others.


The Breath Center has been infused with powerful creative energies that are supporting a new phase in the services and experiences coming your way in 2017!


Wednesday, June 7th

Community Breathwork-Ojai Valley Collective


Confirm my space here


Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th

The Breath Center Teacher Training Series #1


Register here


Wednesday June 28th

Community Breathwork – Internal Peace During Times of Disruption




Please Note: Admission Free to Events for All Veterans Active and Non Active with Proper Military ID


What has become increasingly clear as this movement expands is that “the juice” in the work is held in the collective. When we come together to form conscious groups holding aligning intentions for the healing of the self and the world that surrounds us, LOVE floods the experience with reckless abandon.


I’m sharing with you now, if you have not yet experienced these groups and the simple power of yogic pranayama paired with conscious sound scape and shamanism, if your “on the fence”, I gift you now this opportunity to unlock your heart and join us for this rare and intimate celebration of “all that is right” in this world.


I’m very excited to share with you all this June!


Make sure you make it early, I have requested the doors be locked on time to honor the space and those who have traveled distances in honor of their personal processes and intention to get set up and receive the breaths blessings.


Humility above all else



The Death of Obligation – Learn to Transmute Negativity into Creativity

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Obligation is dead!

Learn to transmute negativity into creativity…

Ever made a promise you couldn’t keep?

Ever refer a trusted person to a service provider only to find out later they had a really bad experience?

Have you ever felt obligated to someone for making an introduction that didn’t quite turn out right?

I open and read about 5% of my emails. I have to admit I’ve even felt invaded when I begin receiving emails I did not sign up for. (Sheep Sound…)

We are very fortunate to offer life-changing experiences that make profound differences in peoples lives. Even still, the options available with which to share these upgrades remains aged, in moderate working condition, and faulty at best. In fact, this whole business of growing a strong contact list, creating a pipeline leading to the “large ticket” offering, writing blogs, updating websites, analyzing percentages and revenue to support a sustainable purpose is feeling a bit outdated!

To stay mentally fit, one of the practices I like to adhere to is to continually partner with our youth to learn from them, follow current trends of how they prefer to communicate with one another, and to understand what is most important to them. It’s an incredible feat to attempt to keep up! When I was young, those in “the know” sought “convenience”. Now it’s speed, agility, breadth, and ease.

What is most important to me is to continue to offer simple experiences that increase emotional intelligence, create opportunity for extraordinary transformation, optimize other’s performance, and increase trust through intimacy within a safe container.

So when I sit down to work on my website, or design a new email, I am sometimes surprised by the amount of resistance I face. I love this work – so why did I feel stuck? Do I feel obligated to master the art of technology?

Recently I had a business exchange with a brilliant, focused individual who was operating with the Energy of Obligation, and I reflected on what it is that drives us to respond in life.

Here are a few simple definitions of “Obligation”


  1. something by which a person is bound or obliged to do certain things, and which arises out of a sense of duty or results from custom, law,etc.

2. a binding promise, contract, sense of duty, etc.

3. the act of binding or obliging oneself by a promise, contract, etc

4. any bond, note, bill, certificate, or the like, as of a government or a corporation, serving as evidence of     indebtedness.

I have never met a single person passionate about something that has a debt and or penalty tied to it. Debt and penalty may even be key components that reside at the core of fear, greed, envy, theft and all things infertile.

I’m choosing to eradicate the energy of obligation from my life and those who surround me with the intention of creating increased accountability, completion and celebration. The “feeling” of being obligated does not contain enough octane to fuel a worthy life mission and feeling of accomplishment.

Is there a simple way to clear out limiting thought patterns and create a turbo-powered ability to respond leaving lots of time for individual “creative” endeavors?

I am suggesting there is.

I am very drawn to current research on the inner workings of the brain. New findings on the roles of the left and right hemispheres, how to engage the frontal cortex, increased and rerouted plasticity and the simple software upgrades available to support better overall life experience through better health. How do we achieve and maintain transformation on the deepest levels possible?

We are hosting a group training in the coming weeks in Ojai with like minded people who thrive on consistently growing and expanding their knowledge pertaining to cutting edge, performance practices.

Having a client base primarily comprised of life coaches, teachers, pro athletes and high functioning individuals got me thinking about the “privilege of responsibility”.

Whether we are working with top level professionals or those who request support through transition, stimulation, playfulness, commitment, and the length of our attention span are powerfully reliant on our passion.

Please note, this content contains no release or excuse for not taking action in ones life. Responsibility is not an obligation but is being gifted the “ability to respond”. Some of us do not have that ability. Clearly, it is a privilege.

We can, however, shift the way we perceive making promises “with great care”, the importance and weight of “giving our word”, and any feelings around obligation.

To do so, I recommend this innovative & transformational practice to expand awareness around how obligation prevents us from our highest and best intentions, and to increase conscious productivity through accelerated emotional intelligence and the fresh growth required to stay ahead of the competition.

Breathwork for Realignment

Simple Home Practices Here-

I am curious to know if others experience “obligation” internally and “responsibility” externally. Is obligation weighing on my morals and responsibility affecting others?

As I commit to increasing my passion for helping others while patiently waiting for new advances in communication technology, I shed “obligation” and replace it with my grandest creation. My best selling book, #1 Album and World Tour all lie within the fertile soil of my passion to create without “obligation”.

I do this because the truth is I am blessed to share this work with our community and the organizations creating a sustainable future for our children, I love progress, and I am so very grateful to be in service to something that makes a difference.


Coming soon!

Keep an eye out for a special invitation to The Breath Center’s Celebration of Michael’s birthday coming this September.

Also… look out for offerings of live recordings from Shakti Fest 2017!

Love has everything to do with It

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Heart Hinarios Las Plantas Professors


When looking for a pre-owned car, the first priority is to see what condition the automobile is in. Is it well taken care of, the engine regularly maintained and the exterior clean and free of damage? Has the previous owner put some love into it?

Humanity can be accessed in the same way. When looking in the mirror, what kind of condition are we in? How’s our physical body holding up? Our heart full, head calm and spirit connected?

If the day to day is less than nourishing, could the collective be experiencing the same?  How is the Human Condition? Are we part of something larger? Is there more benefit in focusing on our similarities rather than our differences?

The world stage is littered with questionable content and messaging. If death came calling tomorrow, would the last moments of this life have been spent full and satisfied? More importantly, would there have been enough love?

High functioning individuals understand the importance of the body – brain connection and the wealth of renewable energy held within the chemistry of love. Knowledge nurtures some understanding of energy and focused energy controls matter. Therefore, it may be of some benefit to understand that “true love” creates and releases pheromones, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin all of which have “positive” stimulating affects.

In order to relate and create in a positive way, the energy of love, which can be accessed when practiced regularly, is one of the highest frequencies to begin stimulating positive change and improved condition within the human experience.

Why this may seem far out for some, tapping into the experience of agape or “unconditional love” is within our control. It does not require a partner or outside entity to be accelerated and is fertilized by gratitude.

When I look around, my life is full. I am nourished by my relationships and when times become challenging, I seize the opportunity for growth through humility, a precursor for wisdom.

​​​​​​​This season, The Breath Center will be offering a three-day immersive experience titled,

“Reflections 2017” Bringing Illusion to Truth – Together as One.

The experience supports participants in the exploration of the interchangeable lenses they choose to view the world around them. It is a safe container for the step by step questioning of ones own internal dialogue, gently suggesting “If you spot it, you most likely got it”.

If the collective begins to pull together to see things through compassionate and tolerant eyes, then we may be able to initiate the change we wish to see in our communities.

The experience is spread out over three consecutive days and looks like this:

Day One: The Deception of Perception
Join us as we utilize sacred pranayama
to explore individual experiences of
through which lenses we choose to mold our world views.

Day Two: The Unlimited Power of Projection
Imagine a world where the “individuation” forms an effortless
alliance with divinity. Fear and greed are now obsolete, tolerance and
compassion the highest held principals to ensure fertile soils for future generations..

Day Three: Reflections 2017
Anchored in the present, encouraged to simplify. What are we being shown?
Making room for the new. How granularly are we attached to the story?
What we see is what shall be. Lets gather to co-create something beautiful!

We will be sharing this program in Joshua Tree California in May and September this season with more dates to be added shortly.

If you have benefited from these gatherings please share this years opportunities with family and friends and we look forward to continuing this sacred work together.

Breath Work Therapy Effects on Physical Trauma

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In September 2014, following a large gathering in Joshua Tree California, a 32 year old Man approached me who suffered from a dog attack which severed nerves in his ankle and caused numbness and restricted him to limited physical activity.

Due to many distractions, I was unable to connect with this individual to receive his direct experience.

Sometime later in review of some testimonial footage, I recognized the same gentleman’s face and watched as he shared the story of his injury. 

6 years prior he had experienced an unprovoked dog attack that required multiple surgeries and long-term physical rehabilitation. He had lost most of the feeling in his lower extremity and was visibly emotional as he spoke of his attendance at two of the three-day series of breath work sessions, which were comprised of hundreds of festival attendees.

I watched with humility and gratitude as he spoke into the lens, sharing that all of the feeling in his foot, ankle and leg had been restored and that his physical rehabilitation had not yet been complete until he had experienced the “Accelerated Vital Force” restored to the injury.

As of late, it has been brought to my attention that the regaining of feeling in his foot and ankle could actually have been neural rather than physical and what I had thought to be perhaps revitalized scar tissue that had atrophied due to lack of circulation could have been related to the hemispheres in the brain that are responsible for “feeling” physical sensation.


Here is the video he sent…