Yoga found Michael after 10 years of chaotic deal making in the American advertising and music business. Through his yoga practice he was awakened to incredible balancing benefits that would gradually change his life path. Gannon spent 10 years studying with the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, learning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system. He was authorized directly by Jois in 2001 to teach, and Gannon then spent the next 13 years travelling and teaching Ashtanga in over 40 countries on 5 continents.
His personal practice and that which comes from sharing with so many other people worldwide lead to the organic evolution of his own experience of Power Vinyasa Yoga.
Weather in Ashtanga Vinyasa or Power Vinyasa, Michael’s unique teaching style makes Yoga’s transformational powers — physical, mental and spiritual — available to all. He has imparted both of these styles by training over 500 teachers worldwide in his Teacher Trainings since 2002.
Gannon on location at yoga event. Michael founded the Yoga Dealer brand in 2005. He has also created the instructional breathing audio program, “Awaken Your Life Force and Quiet Your Mind”, three DVDs “Opening Your Lotus — Elements of Sitting” , “Opening Your Heart — Elements of Backbending”, “From Earth to Heaven”, and three Yoga practice posters used by practitioners around the world.
2011 brought “Ashtanga Yoga with Michael Gannon”, the first Ashtanga Yoga app for the iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch and Android.
When The Yoga Dealer is not traveling, he spends time at the feet of his three most powerful Gurus, on their home beach in Mexico — his daughter and two sons.
Oh yeah, and in late 2013, Gannon shocked the yoga world by designing and building one of the most beautiful new yoga schools on the planet, Yogaloft Playa del Carmen (yogaloftplaya.com ).
Originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ellen moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2001. In Playa del Carmen is where she did her first Yoga practice and right away felt that this was her life changing moment. She embraced the practice and science of Yoga daily and became an E-RYT with the Yoga alliance and has been, and still is, studying with many great teachers. As they say; always the student.
Ellen's uniquely designed Vinyasa Flow has become highly popular, drawing students from around the world to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where Ellen is based. Renowned in her field for her strength and helping her students to find their own strength Ellen will challenge you in class, but not without a special focus on safety, alignment, breath and meditation. Bringing into the practice that Yoga is not only asana but a great journey to take and if you let it a way of life.
Having trained with teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Erich Schiffman, Dharma Mitra and Bryan Kest. Ellen now continues her studies with Para Yoga founder Rod Stryker who, amongst other things works in finding “ supreme accomplishment” both in yoga practice and in life.
Interested in personal development and health, Haydee traveled to India in 2012 where she completed her first formal training as a Yoga teacher in Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Her practise allows her to study the limitless capacities of human potential through Yoga. In 2014 she continued her path of training with Ashtranta and in 2015 she completed a course with GAVY 200 Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga A lover of learning and teaching, Haydee enjoys sharing her knowledge of Yoga with love and devotion.
Susana started on the path 17 years ago. Her first introduction to yoga was a Bikram Yoga class and fell in love immediately with the practice. Her path took her to get her first certification in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in Hot Yoga Flow in 2003. She has also studied under Yogi Nasser, in Petra Yoga. Her love for the practice took Susana to different cities and study with various teachers in different styles including Edward Clark, and Bryan Kest. In 2012 Susana moved to Playa del Carmen Mexico and started practicing under the tutelage of Michael Gannon at Yogaloft when the school opened. She is a certified GPVY instructor. Her love and passion for power yoga reflects in her flow giving students a deep and strong practice.
Diana started exploring different styles of yoga in 2012. An ashtanga teacher trained by Michael Gannon recommended she move to Playa del Carmen to practice with Michael at Yogaloft. Diana has since spent 2-years studying with Michael and completed his GAVY 200 Ashtanga Certification in 2016.
Diana now teaches the evening, guided ashtanga program at Yogaloft and she asisted MIchael during the GAVY 200 2017 Teachers Training.