Initially I considered yoga to simply be a physical practise but I have since learnt that it can be so much more! Through a lighthearted, playful and inclusive approach, my classes offer students a chance to explore the physical practise whilst also throwing some meditation, yoga philosophy and breath work into the mix. Let us have an hour to be present, turn our focus inwards and find some calm amongst life’s chaos. I have my 200 hour qualification but love learning so have completed additional training in yoga nidra and am currently training in yin yoga and sound healing.
I’m Jono a Barbadian born yin, ashtanga, vinyasa and rocket yoga teacher. Jono strongly believes that yoga is accessible for everyone no matter your age, gender or level of flexibility. He is an island boy who fell in love with yoga because of the way it made him feel once he stepped off the mat. My classes are a dynamic flow guided by your breath aimed to improve your strength & flexibility while providing a safe space to unwind and challenge yourself. Expect lots of fun and maybe a few drills 🙂
I began my journey to yoga teaching with the year-long 200-hour Ashtanga-Vinyasa teacher training I completed with Jonathan Francis Thompson at Yoga London, in 2018. This, combined with my study into psychology, led me to find comfort in yoga by learning to live in the present moment with more patience and humility. Ashtanga Yoga, to inspire my students of all levels to experience therapeutic and mindful classes, whilst challenging each of them individually. I use a holistic practice to encourage cleansing and toning of the body, mind and senses. I concentrate on breathing exercises to achieve 3-dimensional yogic breath, creating longer breathing cycles to help my students achieve a more meditative state in their yoga practice. My personal practice builds upon combining physical yoga self-practice together with nurturing and restorative yoga sessions and Reiki meditation. Additionally, I sustain a plant-based diet, encouraging a broad approach to healing the body and mind as well as caring for the living world. I believe the most important lesson in yoga is allowing yourself the time your practice needs to mature and for the healing process to work. My public classes consist of a mixture of Alignment Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Yin. I provide clear and effective alignment cues to help my students build up their strength and confidence in understanding the major yoga postures.