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John Mackey

John is a total believer in the rejuvenating power of the body. His childhood interest in science and energy flow propelled him to pursue its application to the human experience. An avid nutritionist and organic gardener, for years he taught nutrition, chemistry of the body, and stress reduction courses at his Arkansas food cooperative. He uses energetic healing, myofascial release, and meridian meditation routinely for both his and his family's well-being.

This naturally progressed to a yoga journey which began in 2008 Fargo, North Dakota, while attending meditation classes, then adding Iyengar, Hatha and Ashtanga classes at the same studio. He loved the combination of alignment, strength, flexibility, and meditation. After moving to Austin, John has been a daily student of yoga, and finds a fulfilling practice whether it be Gentle, Hatha, Yin, Meditation, or even stronger flow practices. For the past several years he has been facilitating Chair Yin classes with the elderly, for bone and muscle strengthening, with attention to posture, alignment, and movement safety. Results have been fantastic, with all who tested improving their scores -- from osteoporosis to osteopenia, or maintenance of normal bone density. Even my own scans reveal improved T-scores of one point every two years. I firmly believe that we can return our bones to their youthful density.

A teacher for over nine years, John has facilitated over 4,000 classes, workshops, and private lessons. He emphasizes the double ABCs – Awareness in Alignment, Breathe the Body, and Cultivate Compassion. Classes will embody focused bone strengthening, energy work, aligned movement, or balance.

John Mackey
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