Michael Ravenwood

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 he has studied Chi Kung (Qi Gong) in addition to Tibetan & Yogic systems of contemplation. 20 years ago, he acquired a degree in Psychology with Honors while also taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & Universal Spirituality. 10 years ago, Michael began to blend 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 SkyFireArts, Michael writes Spoken Word pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. As its Lead Performer, he uses a high voltage protective suit to wield 10 foot arcs of electricity from a massive Tesla coil. He has been teaching Dance & Meditation at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dance Studios, and Privately for the last 7 years.

Workshops & Presentations

  • SkyFire Sword Performance

    90 min | Warriors Way

    This workshop is designed to introduce people to the practice of fire sword dancing as a path to creative realization & fulfillment. The principles of meditation, martial and performance arts are combined with a passion for dance to introduce students to their bodies as living works of art. As practitioners gain familiarity with blending handwork {techniques of object manipulation} & footwork {stances, steps, and leaps}, we practice moving our bodies and the swords to music. What results is yoga {union} between the practitioner, their sword and the beat of the music, opening the door to freedom & improvisation. If you have them, please bring anything that could be used like a sword {no edges please ;-}. If you do not have any, come anyway, as I have some to share...


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