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 is a RYT-500 advanced certified yoga and meditation teacher, practicing yoga for over 15 years, and has been a prominent teacher in the New York Metro Area for the last seven years. He is an active contributor to the #1 meditation app Insight Timer, inspiring over 930,000 practices worldwide with his healing music. 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 NY Yoga Magazine, The Rubin Museum, Kripalu, Lululemon, and educational institutions including Ramapo College and SUNY New Paltz.
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.
Trained in Breath-Based Yoga and later in Yoga Synthesis, 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. Through workshops and immersions he continuously trains with many influential teachers including Rod Stryker, Elena Brower, Rodney and Colleen Yee, Leslie Kaminoff, Dharma Mittra, and Gary Kraftsow. Johnny currently teaches classes and workshops online as we wait for the world to reopen.
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