In early 2017, John began his journey in yoga while looking for something to keep his mind busy and his body active. Although his predominant training is vinyasa based, he also likes to incorporate Yin postures into some of his classes. Students can find a safe space to be and find themselves in his class. Through the use of mindful movements, conscious breathing and optimal alignment, students will begin to obtain a better awareness for their body as well as cultivate a feeling of centeredness that can be accessed on and off the mat. John feels as though the spiritual side of yoga has greatly impacted his life and he enjoys sharing that based on his knowledge of the Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita. The practice of yoga has helped heal him physically, mentally, and emotionally and he hopes to be able to share that with his students to allow them to reach their full potential.
John Cotone instructs the following:
HOT Vinyasa Flow (Mixed Level)
Vinyasa Flow yoga taught in a heated environment, 100+ degrees 40%+ humidity. HOT Vinyasa classes move through yoga postures and sequences at a rigorous pace. A prior yoga practice and knowledge of basic postures is assumed given the extreme conditions. Come prepared to sweat and move, although traditional yogic chanting, breathwork, philosophy and meditation are often included also. Bring a non skid towel for your mat, hydrate well prior to class and bring water. Also, dry clothes and/or coverup for after class is advisable. We recommend that true beginners should start in Beginner Basics (regular temperature) or Warm Slow Flow before diving into HOT Vinyasa.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin is an internal, passive, colling, and downward practice. We wake up the subtle channels while playing with a contemplative, non- reactive quality in the mind. Poses are passively held for longer periods, working on the deep connective tissue, fascia, and joints Yang is an engaging, dynamic, external, warming, and upward practice. This will strengthen and invigorate the body and mind. We will most often be doing a bit of Yang to begin and will shift into a reflective Yin practice to close. This combination will be sure to leave you balanced, open, and refreshed.
Vinyasa Flow (Level 1)
Level 1 moves through physical postures at a very moderate pace, usually starting with a sun salution series. Level 1 offers verbal instruction in alignment during the flow, but less than you will find in Beginner Basics, and more than you will find in Mixed Level. Often included is chanting, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga philosophy and meditation. All levels of practitioner are welcome at Level 1 classes, including Beginners, although those very new to yoga should bring an understanding that the class will be moving and flowing.
WARM Vinyasa Flow (Mixed Level)
A Vinyasa Yoga class performed at a WARM temperature (90+ degrees) and taught at a regular Mixed Level pace. A prior yoga practice and knowledge of basic postures is assumed as the class moves quite vigorously. The only difference between a HOT Flow class and this one is temperature. Come prepared to explore physical postures, traditional yogic chanting, breathwork and philosophy. Bring a non skid towel for your mat, hydrate well prior to class and bring water. We recommend that true beginners should start in Beginner Basics (regular temperature) before moving into WARM or HOT classes.
Vinyasa Flow (Mixed Level)
Connect movement with breath "vinyasa" as the teacher guides you through traditional yoga asana postures sequenced into a "flow". Against a backdrop of great music, move through physical postures, usually starting with a sun salution series. Often included is chanting, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga philosophy and meditation. All levels of practitioner are welcome at Mixed Level classes, although some knowledge of basic postures is recommended and those new to yoga should bring an open mind and an understanding that class will likely move at a rigorous pace.