Johnny Yuhas is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Yoga Federation. He is a practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and studies under the direction of Saraswathi Jois at the Sri K. PATTABHI JOIS ASHTANGA YOGA INSTITUTE in Mysore India. Additionally, he has completed ERYT200+ hours with the Association for Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India as well as 100+ hours with the Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, California. His work as a Registered Nurse in Southern California supports his passion for offering donation based yoga study and practice. In 2012, Johnny was honored as a lululemon Ambassador in recognition for his philanthropic work in the Coachella Valley. He is the founder of "Poses for the People", a community yoga fundraiser that benefits the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine.
Johnny's classes serve all levels of yoga practitioners. He roots each class with a Bhakti(devotional) heart through mantra and meditation. Grounding the practice space by truly uniting breath, bandha, drishti, asana and community is at the forefront of his intention. Johnny draws on his vast nursing knowledge in applying the principals of anatomy and physiology as they relate to the practice, with added focus on alignment and body function.
The Ashtanga paradigm is a daily source medicine for Johnny as he has worked through his own sports injuries. The primary series of Ashtanga, "Yoga Chikitsa" literally translates to yoga therapy. Not only does the body becomes stronger and healthier but our limiting thought patterns begin to shift as well, creating more vibrancy, peace and joy.