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Michael Schweppe

Michael Schweppe, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and chief of orthopedic surgery at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.  He is a certified Baptiste yoga instructor and is a member of the Baptiste Institute Assisting Team.  His undergraduate education was at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he he served for seven years as an army officer.
Michael uses his medical and yoga background to teach anatomy workshops for yoga students and teachers nationally.  He serves as a mentor for the Africa Yoga Project, and as a board member for the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.  He and his wife live on farm animal sanctuary with six dogs, five cats, an alpaca, three goats, six sheep, ten chickens and five pigeons. In addition to his animal family, he has four great human children, all of whom are yogis!