Two Dates and a Dash Podcast

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 31: Author, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Operations Strategist, Michael Huggins

Episode Summary

He always followed the rules, never rocked the boat, and everyone called him "Saint Michael" growing up. He got his MBA from Wharton, became a successful CEO, and then... he went to prison. In a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men’s correctional facility, Going Om is the story of the man least likely to end up behind bars. Follow his journey of learning how to survive away from his family in the dog-eat-dog culture of prison, and the struggles of returning to his community later on. Huggins shares both alarming and surprisingly funny stories, emails that he had sent from prison, and lessons learned during the dimmest days of his life. Struggling to cope in a world where he did not belong, Huggins turned to the practice of yoga for strength and direction. Before long, “Yogi Mike” had a following of inmates seeking his help with physical fitness, anger management, and everything in between. Hard personal truths were realized through his challenging experiences on the inside, true clarity came, and ultimately transformation into living an authentic life. Michael remains active in teaching yoga in prisons, as seen in the Huffington Post, as well as CBS, FOX and NBC News affiliates. He is a frequent speaker on self-empowerment and the power of yoga for rediscovering your true self. He is a contributor to several books focused on best practices for teaching trauma informed yoga to underserved populations.

Episode Notes

He always followed the rules, never rocked the boat, and everyone called him "Saint Michael" growing up. He got his MBA from Wharton, became a successful CEO, and then... he went to prison.

In a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men’s correctional facility, Going Om is the story of the man least likely to end up behind bars. Follow his journey of learning how to survive away from his family in the dog-eat-dog culture of prison, and the struggles of returning to his community later on. Huggins shares both alarming and surprisingly funny stories, emails that he had sent from prison, and lessons learned during the dimmest days of his life.

Struggling to cope in a world where he did not belong, Huggins turned to the practice of yoga for strength and direction. Before long, “Yogi Mike” had a following of inmates seeking his help with physical fitness, anger management, and everything in between. Hard personal truths were realized through his challenging experiences on the inside, true clarity came, and ultimately transformation into living an authentic life.

Michael remains active in teaching yoga in prisons, as seen in the Huffington Post, as well as CBS, FOX and NBC News affiliates. He is a frequent speaker on self-empowerment and the power of yoga for rediscovering your true self. He is a contributor to several books focused on best practices for teaching trauma informed yoga to underserved populations.