Fashionable Yogi’s Q&A: Johnson Chong 


When you’ve walked into one in all our yoga studios and practised with Johnson, chances are high you walked out having skilled an unbelievable 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 courses and on the similar time leaving us feeling a deep sense of tranquillity. 

Johnson’s courses reliably give us new methods to progress our asana apply, however extra importantly, his courses remind us that it’s not about our expression of a pose, it’s in regards to the steadiness we are able to 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 academics from NYC, Courtney Bauer, Rima Rabbath, David Life, and Sharon Gannon, are amongst among the academics who’ve influenced my instructing type, notably firstly of my journey. 

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


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

My instructor Courtney advised me that I’m not a yoga instructor – 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 way in which 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 courses are like a trial by hearth impressed closely by the ashtanga-vinyasa apply, my pilates background, with religious musings peppered in. I consider the yoga apply is the method of searching for and experiencing grace whereas beneath strain. 


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

I’m all the time impressed by the therapeutic capability yoga has. Irrespective of the way you’re feeling, if you happen to enable the apply 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 all the time go away feeling extra elevated than once 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 apply yoga, pilates and go to the fitness center to combine other ways of motion. I select my social experiences rigorously 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?

 Break up Pose – Hanumanasana

 

Other than his regular instructing schedule, this October you too can be part of johnson for one in all 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 ebook! Register by way of the hyperlinks above, or at your native studio. 

Written by Katie Tetz
Studio Enterprise Supervisor | Ever Inspiring Author & Yoga Instructor for Energy Dwelling Australia

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