Yoga for Fighters (Y4F) is a yoga system for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) designed by Yoga Master / 6th degree Gracie black belt Phil Migliarese III.

During this challenging time, we have chosen to offer the full library of
yoga for fighters for FREE.

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Yoga + Jiu-Jitsu = Balance

Phil Migliarese III

Phil posing for a “Yoga for BJJ” shoot for Mens Health Magazine.


About the author, Phil Migliarese III

Phil is a 6th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, which he earned training under Relson Gracie and Relson’s father, Grand Master Helio Gracie. He also spent many years studying Ashtanga Yoga and is an authorized instructor under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. Phil is the co-owner of Balance Studios , a chain of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Muay Thai schools with 40+ affiliated schools world wide.  

With 30 years experience in BJJ, MMA, and Yoga, Phil has worked with champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing, along with professional athletes, celebrities and, of course, the everyday practitioners that fill his studio.  

He has received 1000′s of testimonials, several from some of the best and most decorated fighters on the planet!  

Often turned to as an expert in self-defense, BJJ, MMA and Yoga, Phil has made appearances on ABC, Fox, CN8, NBC, CBS and ESPN.  

He has been interviewed and highlighted in some of the most recognizable health, fitness, and fighting magazines, including Men’s Heath, Grappling, Tapout, BlackBelt and MMA Worldwide magazines.  

In the 2007 edition of MMA Worldwide magazine, Phil was featured on the cover and in a two part article which describes his amazing journey in BJJ and Yoga. This article recounts his beginnings with the Gracie family to the car accident that nearly took his life, explaining why he is a lifelong practitioner of Yoga.

Frequently asked questions

Over years of working to perfect Yoga for Fighters (Y4F), Phil has carefully observed his own yoga students and their performance so that he could make sure that every pose was “doable” by every type of individual from the professional athlete to the average man or woman with no previous martial arts or yoga experience… Anyone can do this yoga system!  


Yoga 4 Fighters is built around the needs of competitive athletes, but it is built in a way that anyone can grasp.

This is no-nonsense yoga presented in a way that appeals to people of all body types and mindsets, a program that is stress-free and easy to learn. Y4F’s simplified training sequence makes it a great choice for beginners.

It’s a starting point that students can get comfortable with before attending group classes and trying other styles of yoga. Y4F’s three levels of difficulty mean that any person, regardless of skill level, can train and progress at their own pace.

Phil Migliarese began practicing yoga at 8 years old and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at 11 years old.

One of the  most important important things to Phil is his “Authenticity of credentials’

As a child, Phil wanted to train with the best in the world in yoga and jiu-jitsu. 

Phil is an authorized instructor under K. Pattabhi Jois, who developed and popularized the vinyāsa style of yoga known as Ashtanga Yoga.

Also, Phil is a certified 6th degree black belt under Grandmaster Relson Gracie in the original Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu System.

It’s FREE for a limited time.

They system is usually $19.99 per month, but during this world crisis, Phil has removed the pay wall and is offering his yoga system for free.

Normally, Phil travels the globe teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and yoga.

For now, we must focus on developing a home practice.

Expert Testimonials

"Flexibility is very important not just for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and MMA but for every sport!   If you want to be on the top of your game you have to stretch, and do yoga. Phil’s “Yoga for Fighters” will get you there!  
Royce Gracie
First UFC champ and son of Helio Gracie
"Yoga For Fighters is a great DVD because it was custom-made with the Mixed Martial Artist in mind."
Frankie Edgar
UFC Light Weight Champion Fighter/All-American Wrestler
“Yoga is the best form of stretching and Phil is by far the best person to teach it.”
Relson Gracie
2nd oldest son of Helio Gracie
“Phil’s Yoga helped me recover from a knee injury. My doctor said that it would take a year to be strong on the mat.   "Yoga for Fighters" helped me do it in half the time!"
Ricardo Migliarese
Ricardo Migliarese IBJJF World & Pan Am Jiu-Jitsu Champion