John Levis is a Certified
Anusara® Yoga Instructor.
his initial teacher training with Todd Norian in 2003. He has
also assisted Todd's immersion and teacher training and continues
to study with Anusara founder, John Friend as well as many senior
Anusara instructors having completed over 1,000 hours of training.
John also had the privilege of assisting senior teacher Desiree
Rumbaugh at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India
in 2007. John also completed the thai yoga certification from
Shantaya Healing Arts with Jonas Westring in 2005.
John grew up playing ice-hockey beginning at the age of six and
played throughout high school. He spent most of the nineties in
the gym, heavily into weight-training. In 1999 he was introduced
to yoga and left the gym for good the following year. He found
that yoga offered a much better work without all that strain on
the body and actually found himself one inch taller after the
age of 30! Since finding Anusara® Yoga in 2002, he has remained
dedicated to The Universal Principles of Alignment™ and has relieved
chronic back pain.
Combining an amazing, therapeutic workout with a life enhancing,
heart opening practice inspired by a tantric philosophy of intrinsic
goodness, John has found his path. This practice helps him to
open up to the full spectrum of life and finds that teaching inspires
and helps others to align with their greatest potential, thus
raising the vibration for all! His classes are fun, inspiring
John teaches yoga fulltime throughout northern NJ. He offers private
one-on-one instruction, therapeutic yoga, thai yoga bodywork,
corporate and public classes.
passion and contagious energy helps his students play their edge
making a meaningful correlation between deep desire and profound
potential. Students learn to thoroughly understand the postures
and their benefits. Linking intention to every breath, his classes
have a harmonious rythm. Approaching the practice with a good
sense of humor and natural playfulness, he encourages his students
to play their edge and unveil their potential.
The inspiration of
this practice has taken John to India, Egypt, Costa Rica and all
over the States as he loves to travel and explore different cultures
and perspectives of life.