Michael McCarthy is an internationally recognized Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist, Healer and Spiritual Guide. Through his teaching of yoga, Thai healing, pranic energy and meditation, Michael cultivates a space of growth, inner connection and wisdom empowering his students. Offering a transformative practice, he builds strong asanas and focused pranayama breath, drawing from his deep and diverse areas of study and practice.
Michael completed an intensive Therapeutic Massage training in the United States in 2007 and quickly established a strong client base and reputation for being an amazing massage therapist, creating a space where people can better understand and connect with their own physical and spiritual energy. His spiritual journey has taken him to Thailand many times, studying Yoga, Thai Massage, Tok Sen, Buddhist meditation, Thai Acupressure, Tantra, and energy balancing techniques, spending hundreds of hours studying under the guidance of widely known Thai Healing Masters in Chiang Mai including Chongkol Setthakorn, Paul Butte and Adjan Nat.
After returning to the United States, Michael completed Yoga Teacher Training with the oldest program in the Midwest and began to incorporate Thai Healing Theory into a Yoga format, teaching Yoga, Thai-Yin, Thai Yoga Adjustments and Thai Massage courses at studios, conferences and yoga retreats throughout the United States. Michael’s training in Ashtanga served as the foundation for his strong teaching of Vinyasa, Yin, Pranayama, Meditation and Chakra Balancing.
Michael was a main presenter at Wanderlust Tahoe in 2012, a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers and renowned speakers. He is widely known as a Yoga Teacher bringing deep self-connection to his students. As a Postural Adjustments Specialist, he deepens the yoga practice with Thai Yoga adjustments, empowering students to fully feel the power of the practice. Michael holds certifications in Yoga Teaching, Therapeutic Massage, Thai Massage, Thai Acupressure and Energy Healing, and continues to study with Master Teachers around the world, deepening his teachings of the holistic, peaceful and balanced fusion of Thai Massage, Yoga and Energy Work.
Michael’s mission is to spread ancient eastern philosophies, serving as a guide to help his students achieve self-realization and self-acceptance through the practice of yoga. His life work continues to grow as he spreads his healing message through Thai Massage and Postural Adjustments, and strong yoga teachings at studios, retreats, festivals, workshops and around the world.
Breathe & Be
Ancient breath work and a balanced yoga practice is what you will find here. This master class as all the elements that Michael loves teaching. Breath work in our asana practice is a key staple to elevating our energetic body, consciousness, and a euphoric high that heals our entire being. Flow & Yin • Breathe & Be
Thai One On
Partner Up! It’s time for some Thai bodywork. This workshop is a fully lead sequence of ancient Thai massage techniques performed on your partner. Each person will have equal time of learning the sequence and receiving. Michael guides everyone as he works on his partner. To date, Michael has taught thousands of people Thai massage sequencing. Experience this ancient healing modality interlaced with some knowledge and light-hearted humor.