Teacher Spotlight: John Davie
4,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional
Practicing Yoga since: 1989
Teaching at ASC since: 1992
Why do you love teaching yoga?
I love teaching yoga because yoga can bring out the best in each of us. Helping others find the best parts of themselves is very satisfying. Encouraging others to make progress and supporting them to realize their wholeness is one of the best jobs that one could have.
What is your favorite quote?
Two of my favorite quotes are:
“The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King.
“The Truth shall be the leader of their lives.” – Sri Aurobindo
If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?
Feel love as you do the poses. Feel a Beautiful Feeling as you meditate
What benefits have you received from Purna Yoga?
I have become part of a community of people whose joy is inspiring and whose struggles have helped me grow. I have leaned to become more humble. As my body opened, so has my mind, for it is often the case that we start out thinking we know everything and are not as open to instruction as we think we are. We come to class and with our own agenda and lose sight of the wisdom that others have to offer. As I’ve grown in yoga, I’ve learned to become more receptive. I have come to love myself more and more as I have learned to be more and more inside my body.