Michael Lee

Yoga Philosophy

Michael Lee is an engaging speaker whose knowledge is incredible. He makes the process seem accessible. — Victoria Almquist

Michael Lee led a wonderful retreat. My husband and I learned a lot and got some great tips for moving through life in the coming years. — Lucy Lowenthal

The program was very beneficial to me and oftentimes I thought that this program would also benefit several of my friends, neighbors, and my partner. Michael Lee is phenomenal and his presence itself gives a certain energy and peace to the room that you can feel. — R.G.

At 69 years old and with many years of experience practicing the ins and outs of Yoga and mindful meditation, I experienced during this workshop permission to let my body and heart lead the way. A big thank you to Michael! — Beryl Title



Michael Lee, M.A. Dip.Soc.Sci., E-RYT 500

Michael has a long career in yoga and yoga therapy with a focus on psycho-emotional health now spanning 33 years. Prior to coming to the USA in 1984 to pursue yoga therapy Michael was an academic and consultant in the behavioral sciences. He founded Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 1986 based on his learning and integration of yoga and elements of contemporary psychology, now supported by neuroscience.

Michael is the author of two books Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy—Bridge from Body to Soul and Turn Stress Into Bliss. He is also a contributing author to the American Psychological Association published book Beyond Talk therapy: Using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice. In June 2016, Michael was a keynote speaker at SYTAR for the International Association of Yoga Therapists and in 2018 the opening keynote speaker at Yoga Australia Conference, a presenter at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2018, the Toronto Yoga Conference 2018, the Japan Yoga Therapy Conference 2018, and the first Global Consortium on Yoga Therapy in Sendai, Japan in July 2018. Michael and his wife Lori parent five adult children live in rural Massachusetts.