About The Founder
Mike "Yoga Mike" Massey
Licensed Yoga Instructor & Bodywork Therapist
From Injury to Purpose
After suffering from a football injury in 2008, Mike Massey, widely known as Yoga Mike, entered into an unexpected phase. Riddled with pain and doubt, Mike was inadvertently introduced to the world of yoga by his wife, Taheera. Mike received his yoga certification in 2014 from David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund; owners of South Boston Yoga. During his yoga training, Mike developed a special set of skills and a personal approach to delivering yoga to his community. As a life-long Roxbury resident, Mike has experienced all of the ups and downs the city of Boston has to offer. Knowing the intricacies of the urban lifestyle has given Mike a unique style - so much so that he often works with the Boston Public School system to encourage and help heal the youth.
During 2017 Mike started a Registered Yoga School under his brand: 33 Degree Yoga, a company that he runs and operates with members of his family and community. He started the RYS in order to certify other community members to become yoga instructors. The more he works with the community, the more he understands how much mindfulness and wellness are needed.
In 2019 this understanding led him again to the teachings of David Vendetti. Except this time, David teamed up with Richmond Dickson, to start the N.E.S.T. (New England School of Therapeutics). After an entire year and 650+ hours of study, Mike became a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in structural integration.
Mike is very vocal about his only regret when it comes to practicing yoga. His only regret is: “I wish I started doing yoga as a child..." this is the very notion that fuels his passion to teach yoga to young scholars. Mike teaches with the understanding that the long term benefits of yoga will help shape the community and the yogis he works with; into amazing people and active members of the entire global community that we all share.
YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours
RYS - Registered Yoga School
MA State Massage License
License # 16735