Hi, my name is John and I am the founder of Yoga For You. I have been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching since 2008. I began studying at traditional Indian yoga schools and I am honored to have studied yoga under some of the most well known and respected yoga teachers in India. I have studied numerous traditional styles and disciplines at various ashrams in north, west, south an east India. I have studied at Tushita, a Buddhist monastery in Dharamsala, The Sivananda centre in Trivandrum, Kerela, Ananda yoga Mysore, Sri Pattabi Jois Mysore, BNS Iyengar Mysore, and Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry.
I lived in Sydney Australia for many years and practicing yoga there was a pleasure as there was so much yoga happening at that time.
I am trained in RYT 200 Iyengar, Sivananda and RYT 200 in Ashtanga. I have done numerous workshops and continue to travel and embrace the teaching’s of yoga so I can then pass this wonderful knowledge on to my students and improve their well being, health and happiness through yoga.
The yoga studio is beautifully situated in a quite serene space in the old convent buildings. It is so quite and peaceful there one can totally escape from the outside world and flow deeply into their own practice. My vision is to increase awareness and knowledge of the benefits of yoga to as many people as possible, so they will have the tools for a life changing experience that will stay with them forever. My goal is for me to be the best teacher that I can be.
My yoga style blends Sivananda, Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa with strong focus on Iyengar alignment techniques that were taught to me by my masters in India.
I places precise focus on improving alignment. Once grounding and alignment is achieved I then initiate physical adjustments, with a dynamic practice while always aware of the core and engaging in the bandhas.
My classes are open to every level of student. Each practitioner will be challenged regardless of experience level. My classes are designed so that each individual will gradually progress as time moves on learning to make peace with their restrictions that are there and then transforming them in ways you couldn’t possibly imagine. The yoga practice is a tool to help marry the mind, body and spirit. When we unify with our being, we surpass the potential we think we have, and begin to live truly with no borders or barriers.
For every strength there is a weakness, and when students practice at home they tend to skip their weak pose or some call it their enemy pose. In my yoga classes I sometimes try to focus on these weak poses and explore why this is so. On a physical level maybe the shoulders are still tight and needs more work or on an emotional level maybe the heart is protective of itself and still refuses to open up. So we work it out, we face it, we practice more and soon the weakness becomes a strength.