Michael Ravenwood’s Teaching Biography & Experience


Michael Ravenwood was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the Philippines & Singapore before coming to live in America. 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. 20 years ago, he achieved a degree in Psychology with Honors while also taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & Global Spirituality. 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 & Lead Performer of his performing arts company SkyFireArts, Michael writes Spoken Word pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. He has been teaching Dance & Meditation at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dojos, Dance Studios, and Privately for the last 7 years.

Teaching Experience

SkyFireArts Poi, Sword & Staff Meditation Workshops – SkyFireArts Dojo – Los Angeles, CA

SkyFireArts Staff Meditation Workshops – Aerial Revolution Cirque Academy – San Diego, CA

Poi, Sword & Staff Workshops – Spirits Fire Gatherings – Dockweiler Beach, CA

SkyFireArts Staff Meditation Workshops -Emerald Village Flow Dojo – Vista, CA

Jedi & Fire Sword Workshops – Ignight Flow Conference 2012, 2013, 2015 – Joshua Tree, CA

SkyFireArts Staff Workshop – Lightning in a Bottle Festival 2013 – Temecula, CA

Jedi & Fire Sword Workshops – Lucidity Festival 2012, 2013 – Santa Barbara, CA

Jedi Training Workshop – Elevate Films Jedi Retreat – Glen Muse: Ojai, CA

Flow Temple Staff Workshops – International Dance Academy – Hollywood, CA

SkyFireArts Meditation Workshop – Lightning in a Bottle Festival 2009 – Santa Barbara, CA

Meditation Workshop – Fire Dance & Drum Weekly – Palais de Tokyo: Paris, France

Michael Ravenwood instructing large classes at festivalsMichael Ravenwood instructing large classes at festivals.