In the event you’ve walked into considered one of our yoga studios and practised with Johnson, likelihood is you walked out having skilled an unimaginable bodily problem that quieted down any ego that adopted you to your mat! We love Johnson for by no means failing to deliver the depth to our courses and on the identical time leaving us feeling a deep sense of tranquillity.
Johnson’s courses reliably give us new methods to progress our asana follow, however extra importantly, his courses remind us that it’s not about our expression of a pose, it’s in regards to the steadiness we are able to discover inside these poses.
We sat down with Johnson to talk about his yoga journey, his influences, and what retains him impressed!
1. WHO MOST INFLUENCES YOUR YOGA TEACHING STYLE, AND WHY?
My academics from NYC, Courtney Bauer, Rima Rabbath, David Life, and Sharon Gannon, are amongst among the academics who’ve influenced my educating type, significantly originally of my journey.
Courtney taught me in regards to the immaculate artwork of language and detailed cueing along side bodily and energetic anatomy. Rima, David and Sharon from the Jivamukti custom taught me in regards to the spirit of the yoga custom and making historic knowledge relevant within the modern-day.
3. WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MOMENTS UNDER ONE OF THESE TEACHERS?
My instructor Courtney advised me that I’m not a yoga instructor – I’m a healer. It was a profound second in how I heard these phrases. Firstly, I recoiled on the duty of what that title carried, however then it shifted the best way I checked out providing my work. Every class, every second, is to be current in fixed service to the therapeutic within the room.
4. WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR AS A YOGA TEACHER, AND WHY?
My courses are like a trial by fireplace impressed closely by the ashtanga-vinyasa follow, my pilates background, with non secular musings peppered in. I imagine the yoga follow is the method of in search of and experiencing grace whereas below strain.
5. WHAT ASPECT OF YOGA ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED BY?
I’m at all times impressed by the therapeutic capability yoga has. Regardless of the way you’re feeling, for those who permit the follow to take you on a journey, by merely deepening your relationship with the breath, and zooming out of the monkey enterprise of the thoughts, you’ll at all times depart feeling extra elevated than whenever you left. It’s fairly superior.
6. YOUR PERSONAL SELF-CARE RITUAL?
I do a yearly intestine cleanse/reset. Massages 2-3 instances a month. Weekly Epsom salt baths. Morning detox rituals like tongue scraping, sizzling water lemon and ginger. I follow yoga, pilates and go to the gymnasium to combine alternative ways of motion. I select my social experiences fastidiously so I don’t really feel drained. I don’t drink alcohol fairly often. I dance.
7. WHAT YOGA POSE CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
Break up Pose – Hanumanasana
Other than his regular educating schedule, this October you can too be a part of johnson for considered one of his therapeutic workshops – shamanic journeying & previous life therapeutic.
Impartial Bay studio October 9, 2022. View occasion right here.
Bondi Seashore studio October 22, 2022. View occasion right here.
These intimate workshops are restricted in house so don’t wait to guide! Register through the hyperlinks above, or at your native studio.
Written by Katie Tetz
Studio Enterprise Supervisor | Ever Inspiring Author & Yoga Instructor for Energy Dwelling Australia