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Thank you for visiting my website, I am so very humbled. I’ve created a place where you can find everything you need to know about me, my teachings, and my beliefs. I’ve also incorporated references and links to materials that I enjoy and believe will benefit your yoga practice as well.

So what’s with the Twisted Yogi thing? I found that through my amazing life and yoga practice I’m a little twisted. I make mistakes, I have thoughts I don’t like, I say the wrong things sometimes, and I stumble here and there. Through it all, I try to be better everyday, I live the 8 Limb path to the best of my ability, and I get back up, brush myself off, and push forward. I’m me, perfectly imperfect. That’s why I call myself the Twisted Yogi. My mantra is simple;

Be Real. Be Raw. Be Love. Be You. Be Twisted.

As yoga teachers we are constantly placed on a pedestal, as if we have somehow perfected this life. No way, as a yoga teacher, I hold the space, plain and simple, for you. Yes, I study yoga, I create sequences that target specific anatomical structures in the body. I safely guide you through correct alignment of poses. I share my knowledge of yoga philosophy, and I apply my life experience to my teachings. However, I’m a student of life, just like you, and we’re all trying to figure it out, together.

Yoga is such a beautiful and unique experience for each and every one of us. It’s amazing to watch the practice grow, change, and evolve into something completely different. Yet, at it’s root, it is exactly the same as it was thousands of years ago. You will hear so many people, both teachers and students alike, talking about “how yoga should be, what’s right, and what’s wrong.” My advice is to humbly, and lovingly, step away from these people.

I strongly encourage you to listen to your inner voice, find your teachers, practice and study yoga, use what works for you, and leave behind what does not. Most importantly, surround yourself with the people that you love, and who inspire you to live your life to the absolute fullest. This life is so short; make the most of each breath and every moment.

Thank you again for being here. Enjoy the website and if you have any questions please reach out and contact me. Visit my biography page and start exploring. Have a beautiful day, Namaste.

Mike Richardson
The Twisted Yogi

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