Having practiced yoga for 29years, John Heller graduated from the Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training in 2000 and subsequently studied with Ana Forrest in several Teacher Training intensive workshops. John has been inspired and influenced by the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar, Swami Vishnudevananda, Swami Sivanda, B.K.S. Iyengar, Asokananda (Harold Brust) and Suzuki Roshi. He has studied and practiced Zen meditation for five months at Tassajara Zen Mountaian Center and shorter practice periods at Zen Center in San Fransisco. John has also practiced several martial arts which include Aikido, Tak Kwon Do and Kung Fu. As a result, John's yoga practice is Zen in nature and true to the science of Yoga with a warriors heart.
John graduated from The NW Academy for the Healing Arts studying Massage Therapy. Emphasis of his studies were Shedish Deep Tissue, Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Mana Lomi and Thai Massage. His approach and technique is inspired by energy work to promote relaxation, groundedness and well being.
John is a Certified Yoga Teacher and an ABMP Certified Massage Therapist.
Lic # 60317751 and a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner Cert#148/2557
In alternate realities, John is a producer and directer of stage plays as well as a playwrite, Tango dancer and an avid cyclist .