Jonny’s lighthearted teaching is filled with calm instructions, while reaching a crescendo throughout each posture. All with a smile. He emphasizes form over depth and offers modifications of postures when needed. During each practice, Jonny encourages others to be present, honest, mindful, and aware of how they feel, while breathing through a pain-free range of motion.
It was in 2009 when Jonny took his first Bikram yoga class in San Francisco. He found mental clarity, solace, and experienced the best, non-interrupted sleep in years. After fifteen years in a profession in finance (while daydreaming of the next yoga class each day at work), Jonny left the corporate world in 2014. He practiced hot yoga and traveled frequently, and soon realized the yoga was something he wanted to serve others. Jonny attended Evolation Yoga’s 250 Hour Hot Primary Teacher Training (Bikram Method) in Santa Barbara, CA in the Fall of 2016, under the guidance of Evolation co-founders, Mark Drost and Zefea Samson, and became 200-RYT certified in November 2016. Jonny received his certification from Barkan Method Hot Yoga to instruct Hot Vinyasa Level II & III in April 2018.
When away from the hot room, Jonny enjoys playing classic rock from his extensive vinyl collection, experimenting with global recipes, and strolling the Beltline.