John Sevehem

I do yoga myself every day. For me, practising yoga means being in contact with my best self. The motto for my classes is: “You will leave feeling better than when you arrived.” In gym yoga it is easy to believe that you must fight and achieve perfection in the positions. But yoga is not about performance at all, rather it is about achieving harmony, by synchronising your movements and breathing and being aware of your body.

I came across yoga when working at a large company in the business sector as an economist and engineer. I found yoga and meditation to be an effective tool for turning pressure and stress to harmony and presence. Today I am keen to teach this to others in a simple and fun way.

Over the years I have had the chance to practise several different yoga styles such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa flow and Yin before discovering ISHTA. I am a qualified teacher of ISHTA Yoga* (500h), having studied with, among others, Ulrica Norberg and its founder Alan Finger, New York. I am also a teacher of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. I am continuously furthering my training – most recently with Chad Hamrin, USA. My foremost sources of yoga inspiration right now are Mona Anand, NYC and Sandra Insoha, Paris.