Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer Michael 'Laxmivan' Kubitzky

Michael began his yoga journey at the age of 20 when he left his profession as a studio musician and joined a bhakti yoga monastery. For the next 10 years he travelled Australia, New Zealand and India as a celibate monk, studying the traditional yogic canons and engaging in strict daily yogic sadhanas of meditation, kirtan and service. Then after another 6 years as a traditional Vedic (Hindu) priest, he took an interest in the more physical aspects of yoga.

He successfully completed a 3-year diploma course with Satyananda Yoga before finally finding his passion with Power Vinyasa. Since then he’s been certified by Baron Baptiste, became certified with Anti Gravity level 1 and 2, and founded one of Australia’s most successful regional yoga studios in Newcastle. 

As a seasoned facilitator, Michael has helped pioneer, develop and facilitate many yoga teacher training programs all over Australia, including Power Living, Satyananda Yoga Academy, Hot Power Yoga (Now Yoga Body Works) Flex Hot Yoga (Brisbane), Raw Power Yoga (Brisbane) and Power Yoga Canberra.

Michael really is a teacher of teachers. He brings with him great integrity and depth, forged by more than 31 years of strict, yet joyful daily practice. His teaching is full of compassion, humour and authenticity, with a deep respect for tradition, but without being over zealous.

He currently lives in Murwillumbah with the loves of his life - Tulasi - his partner of more than 21 years, and his two gorgeous young sons, Abhi & Vallabha. Despite the calls of the world, Michael still gets up early every day to maintain his dedicated 2 hour meditation practice, plus jumping around on his yoga-mat as a bonus.


Michael's credentials in a nutshell

  • Started professional life as studio musician (Bass player)
  • 16 years of ashram life as travelling monk and priest
  • 3-year yoga diploma with Satyananda Yoga 
  • Main passion: Power Vinyasa
  • Certified by Baron Baptiste
  • Certified as a Level 1 and 2 Fundamentals Anti-Gravity teacher
  • Founded one of Australia’s most successful regional yoga studios in Newcastle
  • Facilitator on yoga teacher trainings all around Australia

Expertise for interviews

  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • Power Yoga
  • Yoga mindset and spiritual strength
  • Committed yogic practice
  • Successful business in  the yoga world
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“Practicing strong asana (yoga poses) and also pranyama (yogic breathing techniques) took my regular daily meditation practices to a whole new depth and level”
“Just because something’s taken very seriously doesn’t mean that it can’t be great fun! In yoga we learn to take our practices seriously, but take ourselves lightly - Enlightenment!!”
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Yoga Teacher Trainings

Laxmivan co-facilitates our YTTs Level 1 and 2. Find out more:

Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training (200hrs)


Level 2 Yoga Teacher training (300hrs)

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