Michael’s use of Vedic astrology as a tool to coach clients provides deep insights into their lives and circumstances. It is a time-honoured ancient system that supports self-realization. Consultations last between 75 to 90 minutes and are digitally recorded for your later reference.

The four main areas that a consultation covers includes the following:


Clear explanation of your life purpose, providing new perspectives on your untapped potential. Validation of your instincts, affirming the best in you and green-lighting your connection to your deep-self and soul direction.


Exploration of your essential nature and personality; mirroring the real you to create awareness, self-worth and confidence, putting you at ease with yourself, thus freeing you from limiting beliefs. Offering context for the meaning and reasons behind your life experiences.


Creation of practical strategies and actions that guide you to realise your very best, aiming for self-satisfaction, meaning and fulfilment in all aspects of your life.


Identification of specific cycles of time that qualitatively theme your life experience, which help you to manage change and challenge, navigate uncertainty and seize opportunities.




What can guide us in times of change and uncertainty? How can we see things clearly when everything around us is confusing? Can we be certain about our chosen direction, while remaining open to discovery? How can we be true to ourselves and have rewarding relationships and work life?

Michael answers these and other questions in this course on Dharma – the yoga pathway to living a full and healthy life. He describes how living Dharma is achieved through four guiding principles that can help us balance and harmonise our lives — Truth, Respect, Purity and Effort. Past workshop participants remark how the workshops improve their lives, empower their thinking and boost their confidence. Michael is joined by facilitator and co-presenter Lalita Lowsley-Williams, who works alongside him as a life coach and spiritual counsellor.

The workshops include presentations, discussions, exercises, workbooks, support material, videos and recordings. In brief, the course of six workshops covers the following:

Dharma – a model of good living (workshop 1)

What is dharma? How does it work? Why is it important? What are its benefits? How can I use it?

Truth – life purpose and goals (workshop 2)

How can I realise my potential? What is my strategy for realising my goals and dreams? Can I live a fully authentic meaningful life? Can I be more confident and self-assured?  

Respect – vital relationships (workshop 3)

What is the secret of satisfying relationships? Can I improve my relationships? Can I understand and relate with others while remaining true to who I am? What are the top tips for building vital relationships?

Purity – ideals and values (workshop 4)

How can I achieve my very best? What is my highest ideal? Do I have the tools to get there? What are the values and principles that empower my life? What do I need to eliminate in my life? What do I need to embrace more fully?

Effort – passion for life (workshop 5)

Am I passionate about my life? What are my expectations? Am I committed to achieving my best? How do I know what to work on and where to apply my energies? Can I work more efficiently? What practices can I use to achieve a mastery of my life?

Dharma Dynamics – four principles in action (workshop 6)

How do the four principles of dharma work together? What do I do if I am weak in one but strong in another? How can I achieve a balance of all four? What results can I expect when all four are optimal in my life?


The Dharma Dynamics course of workshops is a perfect complement to the two-day workshop on the Bhagavad-Gita below.




The Bhagavad-Gita is a well-known ancient yoga classic from India. It offers practical guidance and timeless wisdom on how to live a successful, meaningful and rewarding life. The Gita is an essential text for yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and those looking for proven principles to help them navigate the challenges of the modern world.

The workshop will present a concise overview of the Gita and the essential subjects it covers. Michael aims to make the Gita accessible and understandable by anyone, and no prior knowledge of the subject is required to gain value and benefit from the workshop. For yoga teachers it provides an understanding of the foundational principles that are essential to the philosophy and practice of yoga. It gives an easy to follow map of the entire subject, highlighting essential ideas that will vitalise your practice, teaching and daily life. Participants leave with simple, effective, life-enhancing tools.

Michael is joined by facilitator and co-presenter Lalita Lowsley-Williams, who works alongside him as a life coach and spiritual counsellor.





Michael is a well-known Vedic astrologer, author, spiritual mentor and life coach with over 35 years’ experience advising individuals and businesses. He is the founder of www.panchang.com a site that helps people make better use of their time using Vedic astrology. His first book Panchang Moon Astrology (Thorsons-HarperCollins) explains the ancient Vedic art of using auspicious timing to empower your important actions and is based on his doctoral work completed at the Florida Vedic College. His second book, Moon Astrology for Lovers, is a practical guide on getting the most out of relationships and understanding your partner. In The School of Braja, Michael explores the magical and healing effects of sacred sound known as Kirtan and Bhajan, the music of India’s ancient Bhakti Yoga devotional tradition.

Michael is a founder of the Cranmore Foundation, which studies the world’s ancient wisdom traditions to formulate new design principles for the creation of deeply sustainable businesses and organisations. Michael has practiced Bhakti Yoga for over forty-five years, living and studying as a monk with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in the 70s. More recently, he was mentored by the late BV Narayan Swami, a respected Vedic scholar and teacher of the path of love and devotion found in the Bhakti texts of India. Michael is accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga teacher.

You can read more about Michael on his website.