© 2016 by Integral Alignment LLC


Integral Alignment is dedicated to optimizing 

the evolution of consciousness and culture.

Michael Stern

I believe we live in a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, and that each of us is invited to participate as conscious co-creators of our future.

My mission is to build a new culture based on the synthesis of cutting-edge science, timeless wisdom, and social justice. My vision is of a world where everyone has the support they need to realize their potential and contribute their unique gifts in the spirit of service.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University, my pursuit of diverse world-views and cultural immersion led me to teach English in Spain, practice kickboxing in Thailand, and study Buddhism in Nepal.


My travels convinced me that we are all on a journey of becoming who we are meant to be, individually and collectively, and I committed my life to the study and practice of an interdisciplinary approach to cultivating the highest possibilities of human potential.


Upon returning home, I became certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor and completed one year of professional training as an Integral Spiritual Mentor.


In 2012 I co-founded Integral Alignment as a platform to host thought-leaders and spiritual teachers from around the world, and build a community of practice dedicated to pioneering the next stage of human development.


I also founded and facilitated the NYC chapter of WePractice, a community of practitioners exploring Collective Wisdom and relationship as a path of healing and awakening.


My interest in organizational development and social innovation eventually led to a role at 1 change, a boutique consulting firm delivering holistic leadership development programs to high-performing senior executives and key talents in global corporations.

Now, as a coach and facilitator, I serve as a guide in the view and practice of Conscious Evolution, an integrative path to deeper meaning and purpose, presence and passion, freedom and wholeness.

I find joy in stillness and movement, cooking and eating, drumming and dancing, traveling and nature, mixed martial arts, and the utterly transformative journey of fatherhood.


Born and raised in New York City, I currently live in Portland, Maine, with my partner, Erin, and our magical daughter, Isla Wren.