Fashionable Yogi’s Q&A: Johnson Chong 

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In the event you’ve walked into considered one of our yoga studios and practised with Johnson, likelihood is you walked out having skilled an unimaginable bodily problem that quieted down any ego that adopted you to your mat! We love Johnson for by no means failing to convey the depth to our lessons and on the identical time leaving us feeling a deep sense of tranquillity. 

Johnson’s lessons reliably give us new methods to progress our asana follow, however extra importantly, his lessons remind us that it’s not about our expression of a pose, it’s concerning the steadiness we will discover inside these poses. 

We sat down with Johnson to speak about his yoga journey, his influences, and what retains him impressed! 

 

1. WHO MOST INFLUENCES YOUR YOGA TEACHING STYLE, AND WHY?

My lecturers from NYC, Courtney Bauer, Rima Rabbath, David Life, and Sharon Gannon, are amongst a number of the lecturers who’ve influenced my educating type, significantly initially of my journey. 

Courtney taught me concerning the immaculate artwork of language and detailed cueing along side bodily and energetic anatomy. Rima, David and Sharon from the Jivamukti custom taught me concerning the spirit of the yoga custom and making historical knowledge relevant within the modern-day. 


3. WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MOMENTS UNDER ONE OF THESE TEACHERS?

My trainer Courtney informed me that I’m not a yoga trainer – I’m a healer. It was a profound second in how I heard these phrases. Firstly, I recoiled on the duty of what that title carried, however then it shifted the best way I checked out providing my work. Every class, every second, is to be current in fixed service to the therapeutic within the room.


4. WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR AS A YOGA TEACHER, AND WHY?

My lessons are like a trial by hearth impressed closely by the ashtanga-vinyasa follow, my pilates background, with non secular musings peppered in. I imagine the yoga follow is the method of looking for and experiencing grace whereas underneath strain. 


5. WHAT ASPECT OF YOGA ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED BY?

I’m at all times impressed by the therapeutic capability yoga has. Regardless of the way you’re feeling, should you permit the follow to take you on a journey, by merely deepening your relationship with the breath, and zooming out of the monkey enterprise of the thoughts, you’ll at all times depart feeling extra elevated than whenever you left. It’s fairly superior.


6. YOUR PERSONAL SELF-CARE RITUAL?

I do a yearly intestine cleanse/reset. Massages 2-3 instances a month. Weekly Epsom salt baths. Morning detox rituals like tongue scraping, scorching water lemon and ginger. I follow yoga, pilates and go to the fitness center to combine alternative ways of motion. I select my social experiences fastidiously so I don’t really feel drained. I don’t drink alcohol fairly often. I dance.

 

7. WHAT YOGA POSE CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

 Cut up Pose – Hanumanasana

 

Apart from his regular educating schedule, this October you can even be part of johnson for considered one of his therapeutic workshops – shamanic journeying & previous life therapeutic. 

Impartial Bay studio October 9, 2022. View occasion right here.

Bondi Seaside studio October 22, 2022. View occasion right here.

These intimate workshops are restricted in house so don’t wait to guide! Register through the hyperlinks above, or at your native studio. 



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