Michael Huggins is the founder and Executive Director of Transformation Yoga Project a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization. Transformation Yoga Project teaches yoga and mindfulness as a tool for personal change in the lives of people within drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, the criminal justice system, community transitional centers and VA hospitals. He is specially trained in applying yoga practices for addiction recovery and trauma related issues. Mike is a registered yoga instructor (200 E-RYT) who has been practicing yoga since 2002. He teaches a variety of asana styles including power Vinyasa, stationary, stretch yoga, chair yoga, family yoga, yoga for the back, meditation and many others. He is also a certified fitness trainer. He left a successful career in the corporate world to focus on a variety of community based outreach programs and to further develop his yoga practice.
Since leaving the corporate world, Mike has dedicated his time and passion towards demystifying yoga by breaking down the powerful and positive aspects of the practice in a direct straight forward manner which these at-risk populations can relate to. He has extensively studied yoga and meditation with several highly respected teachers at Kripalu, Omega and other respected organizations.
Mike has been on the board of several non-profits in the greater Philadelphia area. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from Villanova University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.