Michael Ravenwood was born in Tokyo, Japan and began studying Martial Arts & Meditation over 35 years ago. More than 25 years ago, he acquired an honors degree in Psychology while taking courses in Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine & wisdom traditions from around the world. Over 15 years ago, Michael discovered his true passion by blending Storytelling, Martial Training & a Passion for Dance through Fire Performance.

Since then, he has become an International Cirque Performer, Event Producer, Business Owner, Speaker & Personal Empowerment Facilitator. As CEO & Creative Director of his performing arts company SkyFire Arts, Michael handles business & writes poetic pieces that convey life affirming inspiration with pointed humor. As one of its Performers, he wears a high voltage protective suit to wield 10 foot arcs of electricity from a massive Tesla coil.

He has been teaching the Art of Personal Empowerment & Fire Dance at Festivals, Cirque Schools, Dance Studios, and Privately for over 15 years. Michael became a certified Firewalking Instructor in 2017 and, in 2019, he offered an hour-long Talks at Google presentation at their LA HQ. His lifelong commitment is to empower people to realize their highest potential through the play of flow arts & sciences.


Scheduled Workshops

  • Lifestyle Design: Rebirth & Empower

    90 min | Ceremonial Fire & Drum Circle

    Has your groove turned into a rut? Maybe you’ve had challenges finding your groove in the first place? Either way, if you’ve ever wondered how you can press the reset button on your life and feel some real joy on an everyday basis, this workshop is for you!

    The good news is that, even though we only have control over a tiny fraction of what happens in our lives as a whole, this small leverage is all we need to design our lives in the long run. The vital element which makes all the difference lies in the choices we make about how to respond to what happens around us. By cultivating an empowered lifestyle, embodying a centered presence and responding to our lives with intention, there is no limit to what we can create.

    Since everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, we begin by exploring where we each spend our most precious resource, time. Looking at our values, both explicit and implicit, whether held by design or inheritance, we come to understand the stories we believe and how we’re creating our lives accordingly. Through an understanding of the even deeper, universal needs that all of us share, if in different ways, we can discover what may be missing and commit to transformation.

    This interactive workshop will involve journaling, meditation, visualization, breath-work and basic Flow Arts/Chi Kung. The practices we learn will improve the connection between our mind and body, helping us feel whole. The perspectives we consider will reveal where we may be holding ourselves back from what we really want in life, clarifying our path forward. Life is filled with opportunities, and in this workshop we’ll explore how to discover them and live free.

  • The Power Within: Double Staff

    90 min | Movement Lab

    Countless scientific studies have now affirmed our ability to attain optimal states of health and wellness through techniques first developed in ancient cultures. While myriad, these systems all increase our capacity to use the Mind-Body Connection​ AKA “The Power Within”. This workshop teaches practices such as Breath~work, Visualization, Meditation and Double Staff Flow to increase energy, cultivate focus and achieve harmony. Between these practices, the content features perspectives based on the correlations between wisdom traditions & modern science, giving students the opportunity to lead a life filled with gratitude and grace. While training participants in the fundamentals of double-staff fire dancing, The Power Within teaches deeper lessons about how to access the infinite creative energy of life itself by connecting with our inner sense of inspiration, imagination, and truth.