John was first exposed to yoga as a child in the late 1960s and dabbled with it sporadically over the next two decades. In the mid-1990s he commenced a regular practice predominantly in the Mysore style of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, participating in workshops and training programs under such luminaries as Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sadie Nardini and Matt Giordano. Additionally, he spent many years under the tutelage of Andee Frizzell.
John is a certified RYT 200 Registered Yoga Teacher, having been schooled over 200 hours by Hasu Marney Coulter, an initiate of the Kripalu Lineage, at Yoga by the Sea (an affiliate of the Amrit Method of Training).
His philosophy is that the microcosm of the mat is a reflection of the macrocosm of one’s life. “Our life experiences will manifest on the mat and what we cultivate on the mat will ultimately seep into our everyday life.”
He believes that yoga is a gift that provides each participant the opportunity to find harmonious balance in all aspects of life.