Michael Ravenwood

Michael Ravenwood was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the Philippines & Singapore before coming to live in America. 30 years ago, he began studying Martial Arts and has trained in numerous styles including Karate, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu & Tai Chi. It was at that time that he also began practicing Meditation, and he has studied Qi Gong in addition to Tibetan & Yogic systems of introspection. 20 years ago, he acquired a degree in Psychology with Honors while also taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & Universal Spirituality. 10 years ago, Michael began to blend his Yoga & Martial training with a passion for Dance through Fire Performance. Since then, he has become an International Cirque Performer, Dance & Meditation Instructor, Event Producer & Business Owner. As the Creative Director of his performing arts company SkyFire Arts, Michael writes Spoken Word pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. As its Lead Performer, he uses a high voltage protective suit to wield 10 foot arcs of electricity from a massive Tesla coil. He has been teaching Dance & Meditation at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dance Studios, and Privately for the last 7 years. Michael became a certified Firewalking Instructor in 2017, and he is qualified to teach a host of breakthrough empowerment exercises which enhance life experience & improve performance.

Workshops & Presentations

  • SkyFire Arts Academy - The Art of Flow

    120 min | Flow Zone

    SkyFire Arts are practices which develop our ability to use the mind-body connection, enhancing our life experience and improving performance. To address both ends of the spectrum, these classes exercise the capacity to both think and move freely. The physical aspect includes practices from various disciplines such as Yoga, Qi Gong, Kung Fu & Flow Arts (Staff & Double Staff), while the mental aspect includes the study of Meditation, Psychology, Lifestyle & the relationship between Science & Spirit.

    Through the course, students will gain the perspective to feel more at peace with their current position in life, and develop the skills to experience more confidence in the pursuit of their dreams. There is no comparison to the incredible energy which is felt when a person discovers their true inspiration and acts in accordance with it, and SkyFire Arts Academy is designed to facilitate this connection.

  • Science of the Sublime

    60 min | Altar of Spirit

    The inspiring story of a sudden, unexpected awakening experience. Michael Ravenwood shares the moment of his rebirth and how the perspective it’s given him would completely transform the modern world. He tells of how, through a remarkable “coincidence”, he came to be among the only people in the world to dance with real, high voltage electricity. Most importantly, he provides scientific reference for a picture of reality which spiritual teachers have been describing for thousands of years, and offers a path for anyone in the audience to discover the ultimate truth of life for themselves.


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