Mike is a wandering holy man of the 21st century. He practices and teaches Vedic Astrology, Yoga & Philosophy, as well as acting as a guide for unique pilgrimage adventure tours. He resides in Varanasi, India with his astrology guru Sanjay Tripathi and studies with local scholars including the legendary Mark Dyczkowski. He has dedicated his life to using his knowledge and experience to empower others to seek the ultimate truth of their existence, recognise the the miraculous beauty of life, and attain freedom by raising their conscious awareness.
Mike is a gifted Jyotisha specializing in Kundali interpretation for self knowledge to help people recognize their own individual nature and their connection to the cosmos. Jyotish is the science of light; the eyes of the vedas; it shines a light on life so that we can see ourselves more clearly.
Vedic Astrology offers insight into both linear time and the cycles of time that we face as individuals. Mike offers prediction of past present and future, as well as offering traditional & contemporary remedies to help people get the most from life.
Mike has been studying philosophy his whole life. Since 2007 he has dedicated his life to the philosophical quest for truth along the pilgrimage routes and holy towns of India and around the world. And has made his home in Varanasi, India where he studies Vedic Astrology, Kashmiri Shaivism, and Indiaology in general.
In addition to offering occasional philosophy classes, many people find great comfort, understanding and empowerment thru his philosophical counselling sessions where clients are encouraged to use speech and conversation in order to clarify their thoughts, open their mind and overcome mental blockage.
Mike has lived a nomadic life since he was a small child travelling across Canada to the mountains every summer. He still travels extensively to teach and to visit places or knowledge and pilgrimage around the world. His most recently pilgrimage carried him over 1500km by foot in order to honour the great Naramada river goddess. His fascination with tribal cultures takes him far from the typical tourist trails and into the less accessible jungles and mountains where people are still living an authentic tribal lifestyle.
The next pilgrimage is planned to begin in October or November 2021. If travel restrictions have been lifted then you will all be invited to join him for another 1000km walk along the Narmada river.
Yoga & Traditional Healing
Mike grew up with martial arts, Judo and the Kung Fu. His first trip to India in 2007 was to follow the Buddhist pilgrimage routes and study in Varanasi (near deer park where Buddha gave his first sermon). He took his first yoga class in Varanasi that year and began learning about hindu culture, vedic science and Indian philosophy. He follows the classical approach to yoga which emphasises meditation, breathing, steadiness of posture, and the use of knowledge and experience for empowerment.
Mike’s healing journey began with his own chronic sciatic pain and unbalanced lifestyle that was the cause of so much spiritual & mental suffering.
The pain led him to an understanding of the physical body as well as the various interconnected subtle bodies eventually curing himself with yoga, awareness, and meditation.
In addition to classical yoga and vedic astrology, Mike has studied Yoga Therapy, Thai Massage, Ayurveda, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and takes some influence from Shamanism.