Meditation is the state of being fully aware in the present moment; to see things as they truly are, without judgement. Through practicing entering the state of meditation, we open up to life’s adundance on and off the cushion, letting go of the uncertainty and fear that keeps us from growing. Each moment of life is an opportunity to practice presence. May these offerings support your self-discovery, awakening, inner peace, and provide the strength to serve others, generously leading with love. – Johnny

Johnny is a E-RYT-500, YACEP, advanced certified yoga and meditation teacher, teaching the last seven years of his 15+ year practice. He is an active contributor to the #1 meditation app Insight Timer, inspiring 1+ million plays worldwide with his healing music, lectures on meditation, and spiritual awakening coursework. His first musical meditation release, The Meditation EP, was featured as a teacher’s resource on Elena Brower’s TEACH.YOGA for its unique blend of rhythms influenced by neurological principles. Johnny has taught sound healing for Kripalu, Lululemon, The Rubin Museum, NY Yoga Magazine, The NJ Yoga Collective, and educational institutions including Ramapo College, SUNY New Paltz, and the Franklin Lakes School District.

Beyond yoga, he is an initiated Gatekeeper in the Q’ero Shaman lineage, and regularly studies naturalist healing practices in chi gong, aromatherapy, and herbalism. Trained in diverse healing modalities, his energy practices and multi-instrumental sound healing invoke powerful experiences for his students. A mixture of modern science, ancient wisdom, and raw love, Johnny is a living example of the internal power we each possess for positive change and the ability to fulfill one’s dreams and dharma.

Johnny expresses gratitude for his teachers Fran Ubertini, Carol Bowman, and Raji Thron, and their courage to bring yoga to America as students of T.K.V. Desikachar, B.K.S. Iyengar, and K. Pattabhi Jois.

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