Out of shape and sedentary due to severe lifelong allergies and asthma, John began practicing yoga at Flow Yoga in the Summer of 2010. Starting in his late 40’s and at the insistence of a podiatrist as supplemental physical therapy to help with foot and ankle injuries, John expected to practice just a couple of months. Instead, yoga became a passion that helped him recover from injuries, get into shape and improve his breathing dramatically. Encouraged by his teacher Kelli Audibert, he attended numerous master classes and workshops with Maria Garre and eventually obtained his RYT 200 certification in Prana Flow under the Shiva Rea Samudra Global School of Living Yoga with Andrew McAuley in 2014.
In the Summer of 2013, at age 50, John began studying Ashtanga with Clifford Sweatte. Ashtanga is John’s primary practice and he currently studies with Tova Steiner, an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga teacher. John has studied with, and attended workshops on, many other teachers and styles including Shiva Rea, Universal Yoga with Andrey Lappa and Ashtanga yoga with such senior teachers as David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff and Manju Jois. John believes that yoga has transformed him and that anyone can practice yoga and share in the benefits.