Props recommended for Buddha Body Yoga classes and workshops:

  • yoga mat (2 if possible)
  • bolster (rolled-up blankets or firm pillows can work) 
     see this video
  • 1 chair (2 chairs for intermediate and advanced classes)
  • strap (could be a belt or even a long scarf)
  • 2 blocks
  • 2 sandbags ** for Advanced Classes **


We recommend this round bolster.You can also make your own bolster using a heavy blanket or pillow. See video above. 

Yoga mats are a personal choice based on height, and budget. We recommend having two yoga mats. Any of these will work nicely. 

Michael recommends two yoga blocks. These are standard large yoga blocks, which measure  5″ x 12″ x 6″. See Michael’s Giant yoga blocks below for comparison. 

For advanced students, we recommend two sandbags. You can begin with two 10lb sandbags. For comparison, see the 15lbs sandbags below. 

The Stretch Out Strap® has multiple loops that permit deep, gradual stretching of major muscle groups with greater safety, control and effectiveness than is possible unaided. 

Folding Chair

We recommend you buy a yoga chair, like this affordable one Michael recently purchased. 

Please note: Michael no longer recommends using a standard folding chair because in recent experience they have not been sturdy enough to hold his weight. Therefore are not safe for our students. 

Many students ask about the giant size blocks Michael uses in his classes. Here they are. The measurements of these blocks are: 6-1/2” x 9-1/4” x 13-1/2”

This thick heavy blanket can also be used in place of a bolster. See this video of how to make a bolster:

These are the sandbags Micheal uses in his advanced yoga classes. He recommends two. 

The basic yoga strap. This Quick-Release style strap is great for anyone who doesn’t want to hassle with threading a D-Ring or Cinch buckle.

Free your hands and slip this unique & colorful carrier over your shoulder! Fits most yoga mats.

This traditional round meditation cushion is filled with organic buckwheat hulls that can be removed as needed for easy height adjustments.