Michael Burgasser

Michael Burgasser, MA, ERYT 500, T500, YACEP

RYT 200/300 Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer


Mike has over twenty years’ experience as a Personal Trainer and Health Educator. He served as a Wellness Program Coordinator for St. Luke Hospital and as Program Director for AT&T Fitness. Mike became interested in yoga in 1996 as a student of Vicki Russell Bell. He was impressed with the physical benefits of yoga, integrating it into his personal training programs. In 1999 Mike met Larry Schultz who introduced a new innovative yoga style of Ashtanga Vinyasa, the Modified Primary. This inspired Mike to study Ashtanga with Tim Miller. He then began teaching Ashtanga Yoga at Cincinnati Yoga School & Bookstore. In 2000 he co-founded It’s Yoga Cincinnati with Indu. Since 2001 he has served as an experienced yoga teacher trainer and 17 years as the Administrator of It's Yoga Cincinnati.  Mike specializes in instructing  Practice Teaching and Methodology to prepare new yoga trainees to expertly lead a Modified Primary Vinyasa class. 


Corporate yoga classes for business and organizations keep him busy nowadays. He works full time teaching yoga and fitness for Mercy Healthplex in Fairfield.  Also he conducts classes and workshops in Medical Qigong and is a Master in Thai Yoga Therapy (Nuad-Bo-Rarn). Only recently introduced in the United States (1990), this traditional healing system of Thailand was taught and practiced by Buddhist monks for the last 2,500 Years!  Also, Mike  developed  Yoga for 50+  program, for It’s Yoga’s mature students. 


Mike brings a sense of playfulness and challenge to his yoga classes. His specialty is hands-on postural adjustments to help students achieve a deeper yoga experience. Mike’s teaching philosophy is “Keep it light and have fun.” 


RYT Certifications:

  • RYT 500 Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Hatha -It’s Yoga Cincinnati

  • RYT 100 Ashtanga Teacher Training -Tim Miller

  • RYT 20 Advanced Yoga Therapy -Doug Keller

  • RYT 40 Yin Yoga -Paul Grilley