John is a passionate supporter of The Yoga Seed’s mission and believes Yoga can be practiced by anyone anywhere. He knows that service to others is an integral part of his path to freedom and liberation. That is why he actively engages in offering Yoga in high risk environments and for all persons, especially those who have been impacted by trauma.
John started practicing at the Yoga Seed in 2011 when he could not afford to practice anywhere else. In 2012 John began volunteering and a short time later began to teach in our studio.
John currently serves as the Trauma Informed Program Manager. In this role he supports Yoga Seed programs in Psychiatric Hospitals, Prisons and other locations. John was a pilot teacher in our psych program and assisted in the facilitation of our pilot APPLY program. Promoting trauma informed practices is important part of his role as a manager and educator.
John also serves as a facilitator of Yoga Seed’s 200 hr YTT.