New Zealander by birth, John originally studied Industrial Design both in New Zealand and Australia to graduate with a Batchelor of Applied Science in Industrial Design.
John is a dedicated and direct student of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois since 1989. John was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by Derek Island 22 years ago, while traveling through Europe. Two years later John began his studies with Guruji – Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India, and since then has continued to grow in the practice and share the practice with many other students on the path of yoga.
In 1993 John was certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Shri K Pattabhi Jois. John incorporates design philosophies with yoga philosophies adding a very precise, detailed and colourful metaphorical presentation to his teaching.
His highly individual, analytical and sensitive approach touches deeply the students who work with him – resulting in a strong following. John now mainly teaches “Mysore Style” and “Vinyasa Counting” at Stillpoint with Lucy. Stillpoint is the 3rd Centre that John and Lucy have created together while parenting two children.
They have been pioneers in the yoga world travelling many times to Mysore with two babies. John and Lucy’s teaching reputation is world-wide, presenting workshops internationally for the past 15 years. John, with Lucy, has produced a best-selling book, “Ashtanga Yoga”, and a counted primary series DVD, and is currently writing a series of books based on his personal experience of this practice (suitable for all levels of practitioner).
John is also known for his illustrations/charts (line drawings) of Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Intermediate and Advanced Series, which continue to circulate Worldwide, having been published in chart form and then later in book form in “Astanga Yoga”, by Lino Miele.
John will hold 1 Teacher Training Level 2 in YIS in 2016
May 14th – 28th
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