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“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

– Hippocrates

Our dreams, relationships, careers, and passions – all that we could become – is built upon the foundation of our mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Fluctuating energy levels, emotional turbulence, general lack of fulfillment, and the inability to move steadily toward one’s goals and consistently expand one’s purpose – all are the result of a failure to prioritize and maintain life’s greatest blessing: our health.

This failure, very much the norm in our modern society, creates a broken relationship between mind, body, and spirit.

If we are to claim the vitality that is our birthright, if we are to lead purposeful lives, if we are to be of service, then our health must become our priority and daily practice. Otherwise we inevitably fall short of achieving what we intuit we’re capable of—or, we accomplish what we thought was important to us only to find it ultimately unsatisfying.

Vitality, happiness, fulfilling work, and harmonious relationships are the fruits born of a strong commitment to the practice of health. Holding fast to this commitment is a confronting endeavor that is difficult to maintain alone.

It is my life’s purpose to support and facilitate your healing journey.

Services

1-ON-1 MENTORSHIP

I work 1-on-1 only with clients who are truly committed to optimizing their mind, body, and life experience. For this limited group of clientele I offer deeply transformative holistic health journeys, specifically tailored to the client’s unique needs and aspirations. Through dialogue, teaching, immersive experience, symptomology reports, psychological/biomarker testing, and progressive lifestyle modifications we will mend the mind-body relationship to align purpose, will, thought, and action – building a rock-solid foundation of vital energy to fuel purposeful expansion in the most meaningful areas of your life.

"Michael is a kind and patient man who has an incisive ability to ascertain the deep truth in the nuance of every life challenge. His techniques are unique and attainable for anyone who is willing to practice. He has taught me how to embrace the impermanence of it all and welcome the changes."
- Blaine Lourd (Founder & Co-CEO Lourd Murray Wealth Management Firm/Published Author)
"My experience with Michael was deeply healing. Each session was carefully constructed so that I could feel more and more connected to myself. Nothing was forced. The layering and timing of each phase of Michael’s teaching was masterful – nothing before I was ready; all at the right time, and with just the right amount of discipline and care. Our meditations, breath work and martial arts exercises helped me attune to my body and notice, but not be led, by the chatter of my mind. And, because of this newfound awareness, I wasn’t able to grip to old behaviors, like emotional eating or not getting enough rest, in ways that I had before. I was able to make real changes and become a much healthier me. This experience was a gift all the way through – a deeply rich and life altering view into the beauty of what life can become."
- Jenny Lewis (Lawyer/Speaker/Podcaster/Women's Empowerment Coach)
"My work with Michael has been extremely helpful for my physical health, mental stability, and peace of mind. I have built skills and tools that I plan on using for the rest of my life. As I’ve become a more present human being, the improvements I’ve made are noticeable by friends and family. Learning how to cultivate concentration, awareness, presence, and peacefulness are the most valuable things I could ever learn. I am grateful to call Michael my teacher and my friend."
- Andrew Bosse (Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist)
"In working with Michael the tension in my body relaxes, the noise in my mind clears and my connection to the unseen deepens. His methods help me to be more present in each moment, allowing for my intuition and my heart to lead the show, which I’ve found is far greater than what my mind can create."
- Rana Wilson (Artist/Healer/CPA)
"Cathartic at first and then continually more rewarding over time - that is how I would describe working with the teachings of Michael Holt. It can be a shock to the system when first working with Michael; digging deep into your body, mind and breath to find the trust, embodiment, and strength. For me, through my work with Michael, I have found a more conscious connection to both sides of my masculinity: the savage and the saint. I also feel more focused on the path I am on and why, which has helped greatly with my self-doubt. Finally, through continued daily practice, initiated by Michael, I have discovered a sense of calm and control in my body and mind which I haven't felt in a long time. I didn't know I needed to work with Michael, but now I can whole heartedly say it has changed who I am for the better."
-Abe Mitchell (Actor)
"I found the Tribe men’s intensive challenging, uncomfortable and deeply rewarding. Initially, I wondered if the intensive would impose a top down, societally fabricated caricature of masculinity. Instead, I found the intensive a call to discover what authentic masculinity means to you, as an individual; embodied with depth and integrity by the teachers who live what they speak."
- Logan Freind (Yogi/Studio Manager)
"My experience in working with Michael and The Tribe awakened a masculine power in me I didn't even know existed. It feels good. Any attempt to put into words how much Michael Holt has helped literally every aspect of my life would be a disservice to his work. Working with Michael has irreversibly improved my life, full stop."
- Augustus Schiff (Writer)
"I've worked with Michael personally for years. His teachings have made me a more skillful, present, and available human being. As an entrepreneur, I was excited to share his methods with my company. The team loves our group sessions; it's been a big boost to our collective energy, creativity, and health.The best companies today invest in improving their team's physical health. The best companies of tomorrow will do the same for their team's mental health; Michael's work is at the leading edge of that movement."
- Amit Kapur (Tech Entrepreneur/Former COO MySpace)

TRIBE

I am a co-founder of Tribe, an international community of men dedicated to excellence in leadership and self-mastery. I teach and facilitate intensive workshop experiences where men from all over the world gather to support and challenge one another in the pursuit of life purpose, the realization of true freedom, and the selfless service of living as love. We utilize a mixed curriculum, both ancient and modern, to face our challenges and accelerate our personal development through virtual offerings, live workshops, and local community events.
Learn more about Tribe here.

"Michael is a kind and patient man who has an incisive ability to ascertain the deep truth in the nuance of every life challenge. His techniques are unique and attainable for anyone who is willing to practice. He has taught me how to embrace the impermanence of it all and welcome the changes."
- Blaine Lourd (Founder & Co-CEO Lourd Murray Wealth Management Firm/Published Author)
"My experience with Michael was deeply healing. Each session was carefully constructed so that I could feel more and more connected to myself. Nothing was forced. The layering and timing of each phase of Michael’s teaching was masterful – nothing before I was ready; all at the right time, and with just the right amount of discipline and care. Our meditations, breath work and martial arts exercises helped me attune to my body and notice, but not be led, by the chatter of my mind. And, because of this newfound awareness, I wasn’t able to grip to old behaviors, like emotional eating or not getting enough rest, in ways that I had before. I was able to make real changes and become a much healthier me. This experience was a gift all the way through – a deeply rich and life altering view into the beauty of what life can become."
- Jenny Lewis (Lawyer/Speaker/Podcaster/Women's Empowerment Coach)
"My work with Michael has been extremely helpful for my physical health, mental stability, and peace of mind. I have built skills and tools that I plan on using for the rest of my life. As I’ve become a more present human being, the improvements I’ve made are noticeable by friends and family. Learning how to cultivate concentration, awareness, presence, and peacefulness are the most valuable things I could ever learn. I am grateful to call Michael my teacher and my friend."
- Andrew Bosse (Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist)
"In working with Michael the tension in my body relaxes, the noise in my mind clears and my connection to the unseen deepens. His methods help me to be more present in each moment, allowing for my intuition and my heart to lead the show, which I’ve found is far greater than what my mind can create."
- Rana Wilson (Artist/Healer/CPA)
"Cathartic at first and then continually more rewarding over time - that is how I would describe working with the teachings of Michael Holt. It can be a shock to the system when first working with Michael; digging deep into your body, mind and breath to find the trust, embodiment, and strength. For me, through my work with Michael, I have found a more conscious connection to both sides of my masculinity: the savage and the saint. I also feel more focused on the path I am on and why, which has helped greatly with my self-doubt. Finally, through continued daily practice, initiated by Michael, I have discovered a sense of calm and control in my body and mind which I haven't felt in a long time. I didn't know I needed to work with Michael, but now I can whole heartedly say it has changed who I am for the better."
-Abe Mitchell (Actor)
"I found the Tribe men’s intensive challenging, uncomfortable and deeply rewarding. Initially, I wondered if the intensive would impose a top down, societally fabricated caricature of masculinity. Instead, I found the intensive a call to discover what authentic masculinity means to you, as an individual; embodied with depth and integrity by the teachers who live what they speak."
- Logan Freind (Yogi/Studio Manager)
"My experience in working with Michael and The Tribe awakened a masculine power in me I didn't even know existed. It feels good. Any attempt to put into words how much Michael Holt has helped literally every aspect of my life would be a disservice to his work. Working with Michael has irreversibly improved my life, full stop."
- Augustus Schiff (Writer)
"I've worked with Michael personally for years. His teachings have made me a more skillful, present, and available human being. As an entrepreneur, I was excited to share his methods with my company. The team loves our group sessions; it's been a big boost to our collective energy, creativity, and health.The best companies today invest in improving their team's physical health. The best companies of tomorrow will do the same for their team's mental health; Michael's work is at the leading edge of that movement."
- Amit Kapur (Tech Entrepreneur/Former COO MySpace)

CORPORATE

Creating a culture of health and wellness in the corporate environment is crucial in forming a company that is happy, cohesive, and productive. I offer group learning experiences, consultation, and ongoing support to ensure that your team members understand how to prioritize their well-being with concrete daily practices that they may thrive both in and out of the workplace.

"Michael is a kind and patient man who has an incisive ability to ascertain the deep truth in the nuance of every life challenge. His techniques are unique and attainable for anyone who is willing to practice. He has taught me how to embrace the impermanence of it all and welcome the changes."
- Blaine Lourd (Founder & Co-CEO Lourd Murray Wealth Management Firm/Published Author)
"My experience with Michael was deeply healing. Each session was carefully constructed so that I could feel more and more connected to myself. Nothing was forced. The layering and timing of each phase of Michael’s teaching was masterful – nothing before I was ready; all at the right time, and with just the right amount of discipline and care. Our meditations, breath work and martial arts exercises helped me attune to my body and notice, but not be led, by the chatter of my mind. And, because of this newfound awareness, I wasn’t able to grip to old behaviors, like emotional eating or not getting enough rest, in ways that I had before. I was able to make real changes and become a much healthier me. This experience was a gift all the way through – a deeply rich and life altering view into the beauty of what life can become."
- Jenny Lewis (Lawyer/Speaker/Podcaster/Women's Empowerment Coach)
"My work with Michael has been extremely helpful for my physical health, mental stability, and peace of mind. I have built skills and tools that I plan on using for the rest of my life. As I’ve become a more present human being, the improvements I’ve made are noticeable by friends and family. Learning how to cultivate concentration, awareness, presence, and peacefulness are the most valuable things I could ever learn. I am grateful to call Michael my teacher and my friend."
- Andrew Bosse (Entrepreneur/Venture Capitalist)
"In working with Michael the tension in my body relaxes, the noise in my mind clears and my connection to the unseen deepens. His methods help me to be more present in each moment, allowing for my intuition and my heart to lead the show, which I’ve found is far greater than what my mind can create."
- Rana Wilson (Artist/Healer/CPA)
"Cathartic at first and then continually more rewarding over time - that is how I would describe working with the teachings of Michael Holt. It can be a shock to the system when first working with Michael; digging deep into your body, mind and breath to find the trust, embodiment, and strength. For me, through my work with Michael, I have found a more conscious connection to both sides of my masculinity: the savage and the saint. I also feel more focused on the path I am on and why, which has helped greatly with my self-doubt. Finally, through continued daily practice, initiated by Michael, I have discovered a sense of calm and control in my body and mind which I haven't felt in a long time. I didn't know I needed to work with Michael, but now I can whole heartedly say it has changed who I am for the better."
-Abe Mitchell (Actor)
"I found the Tribe men’s intensive challenging, uncomfortable and deeply rewarding. Initially, I wondered if the intensive would impose a top down, societally fabricated caricature of masculinity. Instead, I found the intensive a call to discover what authentic masculinity means to you, as an individual; embodied with depth and integrity by the teachers who live what they speak."
- Logan Freind (Yogi/Studio Manager)
"My experience in working with Michael and The Tribe awakened a masculine power in me I didn't even know existed. It feels good. Any attempt to put into words how much Michael Holt has helped literally every aspect of my life would be a disservice to his work. Working with Michael has irreversibly improved my life, full stop."
- Augustus Schiff (Writer)
"I've worked with Michael personally for years. His teachings have made me a more skillful, present, and available human being. As an entrepreneur, I was excited to share his methods with my company. The team loves our group sessions; it's been a big boost to our collective energy, creativity, and health.The best companies today invest in improving their team's physical health. The best companies of tomorrow will do the same for their team's mental health; Michael's work is at the leading edge of that movement."
- Amit Kapur (Tech Entrepreneur/Former COO MySpace)

EXECUTIVE PROTECTION

For the high profile client whose work requires travel and engaging with the public, take comfort in leaving your safety in the hands of a trained professional with an extensive martial art background, competitive fight experience, and over a decade of working in private security. More than simply maintaining your safety, we can optimize your work travel by utilizing down time to learn and implement proven techniques and practices to ensure you perform at your highest potential and meet your obligations with a clear and peaceful mind.

Michael is a guide in vitality and consciousness to some of the most elite performers in the world. His extensive background in meditation, martial arts, western psychology, health and wellness, and exercise science combine to form a unique mind-body pedagogy that is trusted by executives, founders, athletes, artists, and entertainers committed to excellence in all areas of their lives. He resides in Venice, California, where he devotes his time outside of his private practice and group facilitation to meditation, martial arts and wellness study, writing, and shamanic training.

Certifications


Villanova University BA Psychology

Holistic Health Practitioner Lvl 1/2/3

Unified Mindfulness: Meditation Teacher under Shinzen Young

Advanced Rank: Inosanto Academy


Instructor Rank Jeet Academy

Instructor Rank Mastro Defence System

Thai Boxing Assoc of America

Tai Chi/Qi Gong Instructor: Sacred Energy Arts


Shamanic Practitioner: Sacred Trust
(Currently in Training)

Wim Hof Method: Instructor

NASM: Fitness Professional

American Council On Exercise Fitness Professional

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