John Friend is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced hatha yoga teachers in the world with 40 years of practice and 33 years of public teaching. Blending a life-affirming yoga philosophy with universal principles of alignment and a disciplined approach, John’s teaching style guides students to live every moment fully from their hearts.
John has studied with the best hatha yoga teachers around the world including hatha yoga masters, B.K.S. Iyengar and Patabhi Jois. Over the last 22 years, John has taught over 600 workshops in 26 countries. His world tours have included North America, Central America, South America, the UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Anusara yoga was founded by John in 1997. He led the school until early 2012. Anusara yoga is now an internationally recognized teacher-led school of hatha yoga independent of John’s direction and leadership.
Starting in Fall 2012, John is offering public workshops as an independent hatha yoga teacher. He looks forward to bringing universal principles of alignment to aspiring yoga students, regardless of their school or system.
He is not providing certification or licensing in yoga instruction nor is he operating a yoga school. John holds an ERYT-500 with Yoga Alliance. Any classes taken with John will count toward continuing education credits for teachers who are already registered with Yoga Alliance.