Meet John Shaw
by Katie Brown, 01-Sep-2019
John Shaw is manning our IYTA stand at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Yoga Fest and will be presenting a Hatha Yoga class at the event.
He says: "I will be teaching a gentle Hatha yoga class to give new and also experienced students the experience of exploring the breath and being in their bodies with movement and stretching."
John began practicing yoga in 1996 with Lesleigh Camm in Toowoomba. With Lesleigh’s encouragement he did the IYTA's diploma of Yoga Teaching in 2000-2001. He then taught with Lesleigh at her school until 2012 when he relocated to the Sunshine Coast.
John now teaches one small class each week and says: “Yoga has changed my life and made me a more confident person and I have made many great friends in that time.
"I was lucky to have great teachers through IYTA during my course with Moina Bower as president.
"Over the years besides Lesleigh, people such as Matthew O'Malveny, Louise Wiggins have been great influences on my teaching and I have been lucky to do workshops with Donna Fahri, Michael Lee, Dr Ananada Balyogi Bhavanni and many others associated with IYTA.”