SkyFire Arts Academy

SkyFire Arts Educational Philosophy

Our presentations & workshops empower participants to enhance their life experience by increasing energy consciousness. Through gaining an awareness of how we are currently using our energy, we gain the power to express it in new ways. Our programs focus on developing knowledge of how we conduct energy in our every day lives, and how that translates into our personal experience & the effect we are having within our culture. Our quality of life improves exponentially when acting in alignment with authentic desires, channeling energy to produce intended results and contributing to the maintenance of a beautiful world for future generations. Every person has a natural capacity for health, happiness & fulfillment, and SkyFire Arts educational programs are designed to facilitate their expression.


SkyFire Arts Educational Offerings

Live Workshops

–Ecstatic Flow Arts

This class demonstrates how any artistic or athletic pursuit, in this case staff dancing, can be an opportunity for personal realization and fulfillment. We learn to focus our minds in ways that increase productivity & creativity, as well as how to move our bodies systematically and spontaneously to maintain health and vitality. The initial workshop is a 3 hour intro that establishes the foundation of the practice. Thereafter, the classes are 2 hour sessions in which we refine the techniques and combine them into maneuvers that are performed to music.

–Ecstatic Life Styling

This class encourages students to systematically explore their lives for opportunities to improve efficiency and satisfaction. We move towards spending the most time doing the things we decide are of greatest importance to us, and letting go of patterns which are no longer serving our goals. Throughout the workshop, we establish a concrete plan to remain healthy and happy while supporting our families and fulfilling our dreams. The understanding is that every person has inherent value and potential, and it is by consciously tapping into the things which excite us that life becomes ecstatic.

Private Lifestyle Consultations

SkyFire Arts one on one private classes in energy consciousness are held either in person, or using video conferencing. These sessions begin with a client sharing their experience & getting familiar with how the concepts of the system apply to their lives. Following this, participants set up a realistic life development program and begin conducting their energy towards the realization of their dreams. This option makes our program available to people around the world who want to increase their efficiency and effectiveness by increasing awareness of energy flow. Whether through training in physical practices or guidance in developing value systems, this program offers a wealth of information and support.

Live Presentations

SkyFire Arts offers lectures and talks on energy consciousness, permaculture and lifestyle. With a unique combination of performance art, philosophy, science and mysticism, our Creative Director & his esteemed guests convey a vision of our world in which anything we truly desire is possible.

Corporate Training Programs

Experience our SkyFire Arts workshops in an interactive environment that brings your team together in flow, harmony and fun. Taught by our Creative Director and his esteemed guests, your team will learn creative focus practices, stress management techniques and advanced concentration through our signature movement programs. These events are available at your location or as an immersive 1-3 day experience at a selected venue. This latter option can include delicious and healthy meals as well as spectacular and inspiring entertainment.

Michael Ravenwood – Teaching Biography

Michael Ravenwood was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the Philippines & Singapore before coming to live in America. Over 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. More than 20 years ago, he achieved a degree in Psychology with Honors while taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & Global Spirituality. Over 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 of his performing arts company SkyFire Arts, Michael writes Spoken Word pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. As one of SkyFire’s Lead Performers, he uses giant Tesla coils to throw 10 foot arcs of high voltage electricity. He has been teaching Dance & Meditation at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dojos, Dance Studios, and Privately for the last 7 years.

Michael Ravenwood – Teaching Experience

Ecstatic Flow Arts – Lucidity University 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA

SkyFire Arts Sword Performance – Pyrotrainia Empowerment Retreat 2016 – Vista, CA

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

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

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

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

Jedi & Fire Sword Workshops – Ignight Flow Conference 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 – Joshua Tree, CA

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

Jedi & Fire Sword Workshops – Lucidity Festival 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

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

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

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