John has been practising yoga for 22 years, and teaching for the last 7 years. His goal as a teacher is to help people use yoga to achieve deep transformation at all levels of their being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
In addition to teaching at The Yoga Corner, John teaches two classes a week inside Auckland prisons, and chairs the Yoga Education in Prisons Trust, whose goa is to teach yoga practices to people stuck in the criminal justice system. “The yoga tradition offers incredible resources to people trying to dig themselves out of a hole. Physical healing, learning to deal with past trauma, escaping addiction, and doing the hard work of personal change.
John’s classes offer a gentle but challenging physical practice that resonates through the other layers of being.
John trained at the Hot Yoga studio in Wellington, has trained with James Fox of the Prison Yoga Project in San Francisco, and is most of the way towards a 500-hour yoga teacher qualification, through Power Living Australia.
When he’s not teaching yoga, John works on reforming the criminal justice system, chairs the council of the NZ College of Chinese Medicine and is parent to his teenage son.