About The Teacher
Is a yoga teacher and filmmaker who’s early fascination with the spirituality of India and would
lead to a life of training and diligent practice across various traditions and with many extraordinary teachers from the system of Ashtanga yoga, as well as Tibetan Buddhism. In his yoga classes, he synthesize the techniques of vinyasa-based movement for cultivating the harmonization of body, speech, and mind through foundations of mindfulness, intuition, and sensitivity, as developed through meditation. He incorporates a knowledge of functional anatomy into his classes, emphasizing the principles of myofascial and neuromuscular therapies. John-Allen believes that yoga should be challenging, accessible, and ultimately liberating. Postural yoga and
breath practice, in their highest expression, are a skillful means for cultivating the meditative awareness, giving rise to experiential insight into the spiritual meaning of our own humanity. Yoga, when applied with sincerity, can divest us of our artifice, the tethers of the ego, and open our hearts to the raw potentiality of our role as compassionate wisdom-beings in the world. John Allen lives in Tarapoto, Peru and is currently integrating his studies of yoga with the practices and techniques of Amazonian vegetalismo under the tutelage of Dionisio Santos and Aubrey Bamdad.
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