Mukti Michael Buck
Mukti Michael Buck is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the Vedic Conservatory. He is celebrated as an accomplished instructor’s instructor in the art of Thai Yoga bodywork. His 2007 induction into The World Massage Hall of Fame praised him for his career of unconditional loving service to humanity, as demonstrated through his many years of continuous traveling and teaching.
Buck has shared his gifts at the best yoga centers, massage schools, and health resorts nationally and abroad, teaching more than 1,000 hours each year. He has issued initiating certificates to nearly 10,000 pupils in seven countries. He has also documented more than 13,000 private sessions.
A graduate of The Swedish Institute, The Ohashi Institute, and The Anma Institute, where he was awarded instructor certification, Buck received level three instructor status from The International Thai Therapy Association (I.T.T.A.) in 1995.
Each year between 1996 and 2000, Buck sponsored monthlong student learning tours to Thailand to authenticate ancient Siamese culture and Thai massage experience. In Thailand, he received more than 200 hours of formal training from the notable schools ITM and Lek Chaya.
Buck is a formally ordained Hare Krishna Monastic and his most prized credential is as a Vaisnava monastic, including full ashram sadhana (live-in and study vows) fundamental to the Vedic culture’s yogic values. He traveled incessantly as a yogic monk, opening meditation centers and joyfully sharing lessons from the great Vedic classics with thousands of people.
The Vedic Conservatory Bodywork courses are replete with Buck’s continuing devotional service to The Supreme Lordess and Lord, and are routinely infused with the teachings of the illustrious and auspicious Vedic culture.