After studying mechanical engineering in Karlsruhe Michael Rieser worked 35 years as an engineer at BMW in Munich on exhaust gas purification for engines. He is a father of two sons born in 1991 and 1993.
In 1987 Michael was initiated into Kriya Yoga by Rajarshi Peter van Breukelen. Since 1991 he and his wife Gerti have been organizing Kriya Yoga programs in Munich.
The encounters with Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda between 1991 and 2002 and with Guruji Paramahamsa Prajnanananda since 1994 were great blessings.
In 2023 Michael was authorized by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda to teach Kriya Yoga.