Michael Jaidev DeNicola

Michael Jaidev DeNicola


Michael Jaidev DeNicola is a certified teacher, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace instructor with ten years of experience teaching. He taught middle school math and science for two years in Los Angeles, led wilderness expeditions for three years in Alaska (Alaska Crossings, SAGA, Academic Travel) and taught yoga and outdoor education in various camps, including Khalsa Youth Camp.  

Michael represented Sat Nam Foundation in Greece, where he performed Search and Rescue for Syrian refugees with international rescue teams. Currently, he is supporting Sat Nam Foundation’s non-profit work, leading the Service Exchange teams for Sat Nam Fest, and teaching Kundalini Yoga in Mexico. 

While traveling and teaching yoga internationally, Michael has completed Kundalini Yoga trainings with Gurmukh, Harijiwan, Tej Kaur, Gurushabd, and Karta Singh. He is also certified to teach yoga through YogaEd. He has studied yoga for over 18 years and has been teaching for 10. Michael has also studied Tai Chi, Aikido, and Kalaripayattu for 8 years, including studying under Master Gu on Wudang Mountain, China

Michael’s dream is to synthesize all he has learned from 8 years of international travel and share this wealth of wisdom with our youth in experiential and creative ways.

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