Associate Faculty

Associate faculty are peers who inspire me and, likewise, people who’ve studied in-depth with me. We co-teach online and in person—whether an associate teacher leads their own component, such as movement work at retreats, or facilitates group discussions for online courses.

You can find out more about this international group of collaborators below.

  • Elaine Jackson

    Elaine has been a student of Michael’s since his garage days on Fern Ave. She is a yoga and meditation teacher, writer, and blogger and is curious about everything. She loves conversing online with Michael’s other students and hearing their thoughts about how to embody the practice while still remaining embedded in the everyday world of work, grocery shopping, house-cleaning, and caregiving. She’s inspired by nature, art, film, small acts of kindness, and books of all descriptions. She also loves chocolate and bad puns.

  • Andréa de Keijzer

    Andréa de Keijzer is a movement teacher and performance/photography/video artist from Mexico and Costa Rica, currently living in Montréal. She graduated from York University in 2009 with a degree in Dance and Kinesiology. From 2012-14 she lived in a medical labyrinth after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and labral tears in both hips. These injuries led her to deepen her studies in kinesiology and the Axis Syllabus in an attempt to find dynamic ways of moving that respect the body’s limits and promote safe movement reflexes. Her teaching and creative work are influenced by her studies in contemporary dance, kinesiology, the Axis Syllabus, her video and photography work, urban farming, pottery, and meditation.

    Photo credit: Yuula Benivolski.

  • Kathryn Bruni-Young

    Kathryn has been practicing yoga all her life. She started at an early age learning about the practice with her yogi mom, which sparked an ongoing interest in yoga and other forms of physical movement. She has studied with Richard Freeman and Ido Portal. She practices other forms of movement including gymnastics strength, olympic weightlifting, competitive powerlifting and mobility work.

  • Suniti Dernovsek

    Suniti Dernovsek is a choreographer, performer and movement educator living in Portland, OR. She has been a student of dance, yoga and Buddhism for 20 years. She teaches a warm and generous style of movement that is influenced by her interest in contemporary and classical dance forms, somatics, yoga and mindfulness practice. She brings her love of movement, fondness of detail and her own understanding of practice into her teaching. Suniti met Michael Stone in 2011 when he traveled to Portland to teach a weekend workshop. She has been engaged with his work ever since.