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Mike's Story

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Michael D. Huggins, CEO, and Wharton graduate who ran a $2 billion business, has tremendous insight and extensive knowledge on the necessary components to successfully take your company in the direction necessary for growth, productivity and prudent risk management. Mike was a global corporate executive who successfully constructed businesses, designed support systems and shaped leadership and team building skills. He also developed processes to leverage the strengths and positive characteristics of managers into a transformative leadership style, motivating employees to achieve personal and corporate goals.


Mike is also a crisis management expert who believes leaders must take nothing for granted--offering a game changing wake-up call, based on his personal experiences. His insights and experience can help protect, restore and increase reputations.


Believing strongly in corporate and personal responsibility through community engagement, Mike founded a nonprofit program serving people impacted by trauma, addiction or incarceration. This organization has served over 60 thousand people and has been recognized as an important leader in trauma-sensitive disciplines.


A sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant, Michael D. Huggins is transforming the way businesses approach risk mitigation and offers the necessary tools for building trust, responsibility, accountability and growth within any organization.​​

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -Wayne Dyer

Giving Back




From 2009 when indicted, through his nine-month 2012 prison sentence, Mike coped by studying and practicing yoga, with the goal of eventually sharing its power.  Beginning first with those in the justice system then adding at-risk populations in recovery, veterans, and others dealing with traumas, Mike’s dream grew and in 2013 he founded the Transformation Yoga Project in Philadelphia.


Its mission to provide tools through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga for stress, tension, addiction, and anxiety relief has grown. It now conducts over 350 classes per month, and more than 65,000 people in three states and 50 locations have participated.


​Mike believes the Transformation Yoga Project addresses a societal need by attempting to close the gap of accessibility. All people deserve access to the wisdom of yoga and to learn how to be at peace with themselves and the world.




Mike's Book

Going Om is a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men’s correctional facility, complete with alarming and surprisingly funny stories. Mike Huggins shares letters he had written from inside, lessons he had learned along the way, and how he discovered his true calling and ultimate sense of purpose.

Yoga gave Huggins the strength, direction, and tools he needed to shift from his role as a corporate executive on the outside to sharing a cell in our often-corrupt prison system. Before long, he started teaching incarcerated men breathing exercises, anger management, and how to take yoga off the mat to be spiritually free.

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Keynote Speaking / Workshops


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In the News

In the News

A Yoga Teacher Shares How Practice Became

His Resource in Prison

Yoga International

January 2020


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Healing The Soul    

True Freedom Is               Within You

Fit for Joy Podcast

February 2021


Yoga & Music: Parallel Pathways

Mike Huggins

January 2017