With over 800 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training under his belt, and well over 7,000 hours of teaching experience, Douglas Johnson – E-RYT 500, YACEP – is one of Atlanta’s busiest, most experienced and well-trained yoga instructors.
Douglas has had the privilege of studying directly with three of the most innovative instructors in modern yoga and holds Yoga Alliance certifications in the schools that each founded. These yogis are Amrit Desai; Paul Grilley; and Andrey Lappa and their schools are Kripalu, Yin, and Universal respectively.
What often sets Douglas’ teaching apart is a firm grasp of both western gross anatomy and the eastern subtle-body. A long-time practitioner of Zen meditation Douglas has also been teaching meditation since 2000. He has studied both eastern and western philosophy at the university level and has an interest in modern science and medicine. He often brings this understanding to his classes to help illustrate and illuminate complex anatomical, energetic or philosophical ideas in a way that is easy for students to understand.
Douglas currently offers instruction in:Kripalu; Yin; Universal; vinyasa; pranayama; bandha; mudra; yoga nidra; chakra meditation; mantra meditation; and Zen meditation. In addition to currently teaching 16 classes a week he leads retreats, intensives, workshops, trainings and kirtans in and around the Atlanta area.