Mike Matsumura, YA 500hr E-RYT- In March of 2001, Mike walked into a yoga center in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan wanting to get into an exercise class. He didn’t know exactly what he was getting himself into but he thought it would be a great place for light stretching and a workout. What the class had for him was nothing he had ever experienced in his life. He felt it was not his thing but kept doing it anyway. He tried to keep an open mind and then he started to understand it little by little. That was the beginning of his Yogic Path. In 2002, Mike met his teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, with whom he studied in NYC at Dharma Yoga Center. Mike eventually became a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500-hour advanced certified teacher in Dharma Yoga Levels 1-3 and also became initiated as one of Sri Dharma Mittra’s disciples. Sri Dharma Mittra gave Mike the Sanskrit name “Sadhu Om,” which means the righteous and holy. While residing in Colorado (2006-2014), Mike “Sadhu Om” and his wife, Charlotte “Shakti Devi” Matsumura, co-founded and ran Pranava Yoga Center in Colorado Springs from 2009-2014. Mike has taught over 9100 hours in class settings, teacher trainings, workshops, festivals and privates over his yogic career. He was a guest presenter for the events Spark the Fire in Denver, Yoga Rocks the Park in ’09 and ’10,Yoga Rocks Mountain Fest ’09 at Lyons and ’10 in Snowmass, Colorado, and Friday Night Yoga Club in Denver. Mike was one of the presenters for Telluride Yoga Festival in July 2012 and 2013. Mike also traveled to Austin for the Austin Yoga Festival in October 2012 and Austin Yoga Conference in May, 2013, before moving to Austin in 2014. Mike also taught at the Hanuman Festival in Boulder, Co June 2015 and I Am Festival in Tulsa, OK. August 2015. Besides working on this yogic path, Mike also practices being a vegetarian. Mike enjoys helping everyone to find their own teacher inside their heart.