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As Phoenix native, John cherishes the ability to teach and inspire the yogis in his hometown. Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda, inspired John to begin his yoga journey in 1995. His stepfather, Dave Oliver, practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for years and was a well-known and established teacher. John credits Dave for mentoring him and making him the teacher he is today. John has completed both his 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance certifications. He also completed teacher training programs under master Ashtanga teachers, Tim Miller and David Swenson. He continually attends workshops with the best yogis to expand his knowledge of yoga and evolve as a teacher.
John teaches with undeniable technique, he uses clear language and warm laughter to help his students reach their full potential. He has helped open several yoga studios, led numerous teacher training programs and he shares his passion for yoga by teaching workshops throughout the country. He uses inspiring and dynamic cueing when instructing students to focus on deepening their physical attention and remaining rooted to their breath.
John is the proud owner of two mini pigs, three dogs, three cats, four birds, and more tortoises than he can count. By “proud owner” we mean his wife brings them home and he just went with it. When John isn’t teaching he enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole, and his son, Ryder.