Michael Sternfeld1 Course • 0 Student
Art and transformation inspired from the depths of consciousness has been Michael's life-long passion. He began his performing career as a professional dancer with modern companies in Chicago and New York, and then continued as a producer/director with over 400 productions in theater, music, dance, audio and video to his credit, including a stint as a producer for the David Lynch Foundation.
While earning his Master’s degree in Vedic Science, he became fascinated with the Ramayana, and he went on to create numerous productions of the great epic over 30 years, including the first complete audio production of the unabridged Ramayana of Valmiki, which stands as the world's longest audiobook. Exploring the relationship between consciousness and the human body, Michael also trained in various body-mind modalities, developing his signature approach to Body-Centered Therapy called Body Presence, an embodied foundation for integrating spirit, emotions and body.
Currently, it is Michael’s joy to make ancient texts like the Ramayana more accessible to Westerners. In addition to his productions, he lectures and teaches courses far and wide on the Ramayana. He also founded Vedic Audio Knowledge (VAK) to bring out more enlightened audio productions, including a production of stories from the Upanishads and a collaboration with Krishna Das called Hanuman’s Leap of Faith.
Michael has been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) regularly for over 40 years and currently lives in Fairfield, Iowa.