Michael began his meditation practice in 2009 after being introduced to MBSR through the UW Health Mindfulness Program. He has been teaching in the Mindfulness Program since 2012, offering adult MBSR classes, classes for the BIPOC community and a MBSR Teacher Training Intensive. He has completed teacher training with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Michael is a certified MBSR teacher through the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His interests include offering classes for the BIPOC community, exploring the benefits of mindfulness for overall wellness and quality of life, and how mindfulness can support skillful responding to the impact of racial and social injustice. Michael is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.