"One of the best decisions I've made was to attend the Awakened Warrior Teacher Training. I am very grateful for meeting Michael. He provides a comprehensive 200 hour program that touches on all aspects of Yoga and ensures each student develops confidence to teach a full class independently, upon graduation. He also provides tremendous value in assisting individuals with personal growth, human development and tools to improve one's personal health. I feel that the value that is given and the amount of time Michael gives to each student is above and beyond. His dedication to his practice is shown by his expertise in asana, mantra, history of yoga and the philosophical/psychological components of Yoga science. He also covers the importance of business practices in regards to teaching yoga, which is crucial in running your own business".


Aaron M.
Woodland Hills, CA


"Finally a teacher training that worked with both my personal and professional schedule! This was a 6 week consecutive course, which was held on Saturdays and Sundays. You wouldn't imagine how much content we studied in the 200 hour course. Everything from the chakras, the doshas, the gunas, Indian philosophy and ayurveda to anatomy, Thai massage, props, adjustments, assists and finally dominating the headstand! Overall, the training was a perfect mix of the physical and the spiritual.
Michael is kind, strong, knowledgeable and always encouraging. He is a busy professional but always answers every one of my texts or emails. His California team also includes two Suzy, who helped personalize the experience and gave students added attention AND affection!

I was with 5 other students and we had a nice, clean, private yoga studio at Crunch Fitness in Simi Valley. Michael has also been instrumental in helping his students get hired as yoga instructors by Crunch. I don't think any other independent or non-corporate trainings offer this help to transition from student to teacher. It also helped that our final exam was to guide our classmates through an hour long practice. Other trainings (I've heard) only require a 15 minute demo for the exam, so this in and of itself was a high expectation, which helped boost my confidence as well as my capability. Thank you Michael!!


Annabelle S.
Los Angeles, CA

New York

"It was so exciting to have Awakened Warrior Yoga Teacher Training at The Temperance Center these past 6 weekends! Michael Baez and Denise Rivera are fabulous teachers, who bring their heart, soul, and unending knowledge of yoga, its philosophy/spirituality to the trainings. Having done my own yoga teacher training with Michael, I know how much you learn in the training and the attention you receive, since the trainings tend to be small. I feel so blessed to know Michael and Denise, and have them be part of our team here. They really are beautiful kind, loving souls, and I can't wait to have them back for more yoga teacher trainings!"


Bronx, NY

"If you are looking to do your yoga teachers training - this is the place to do it! Michael's Awakened Warrior Teacher Training was an amazing experience and I am so lucky to have been able to do it. My teacher for most of the training, Denise, was incredibly kind and knowledgable. The program is great for all kinds of teachers - whether you want to teach gentle yoga or make people sweat! Plus, The Temperance Center is such a beautiful space to elevate our experience."


Yonkers, NY

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