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WILLIS JOHNSTON

E-RYT 500 

300 Hr. Noah Maze Certified Teacher

200 hr. Certified Katonah® Teacher

Yoga in Action – Off the Mat and Into the World Certified Teacher Davannayoga Teacher

 

About Willis

Since a very young age, Willis has loved movement. He started dancing around age 10 and never looked back. After pursuing a BFA in dance performance from SMU, Willis danced professionally in New York City and Las Vegas with the Metropolitan Opera, The Chase Brock Experience, and Cirque du Soleil.

Willis found yoga in 2009 through navigating the physical and mental challenges of a professional dance career. Since his initial adventure into the practice of yoga, Willis’ relationship with yoga has only grown stronger.

In 2014, he left his dance career and big city life in the United States and moved to his soul-home of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he dove heart first into his 200-hour teacher training with Anna Laurita of davannayoga. Willis began teaching yoga shortly after and has since expanded his trainings, studying 300-hours with Noah Mazé. Willis is also a 200-hour certified Katonah Yoga® teacher. Willis leads yoga classes, workshops, and retreats in Mexico and BEYOND.

Willis believes the practice of yoga offers up an incredible chance for humans to get into their bodies, find a sense of center/agency, and expand into their full potential. Yoga has the power to create great change—not only on a personal level, but also on an interpersonal level.

In Willis’ classes, expect to feel very welcome. Willis holds a space of non-judgement, where you are invited to explore all aspects of your self through pranayama, meditation, and mindful, intelligent movement.