For as long as Jonathan remembers, he has always had a strong awareness of ‘Self’ and the mind-body-spirit connection.
A Martial Artist with over 20 years of experience training, competing and teaching, Jonathan recognizes the importance of self-care. “It’s all about longevity and I intend to be able to move & play until my last breath”.
In 2009, Jonathan was first introduced to Yoga while attending St. Lawrence College for Fitness & Health Promotion. Yoga was the balance that Jonathan had been seeking and January 1st, 2012 he traveled to India to complete a 250hr course in Yogic Education at Yoga Vidya Gurukul. Since then, he has continually been studying, practicing & teaching breathing, movement, self-care, and meditation as a certified yoga instructor and fitness & wellness professional.
To further support his desired lifestyle, Jonathan began focusing his martial arts training on Systema (Russian Martial Art), which is more of a holistic way of life. Systema teaches principles (as opposed to techniques) pertaining to breathing, posture, movement and relaxation. Since 2013, Jonathan has been integrating Systema into his yoga classes, personal and group training, Thai massage & body-work sessions as well as Stand-up paddleboard classes. “Systema offers pragmatic tools for helping people become mindful and relaxed in every waking moment”. Prior to arriving full-time in Costa Rica December 2017, Jonathan was accredited a full instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev (Systema HQ, Toronto, Canada).
In 2015, Jonathan became certified in Thai Yoga Massage and this has allowed him to offer his yoga classes and personal clients even greater hands-on support and harmonizing. It is Jonathan’s passion to help others become strong and balanced in mind & body through improving internal conscious connections and therefore deeper states of continual relaxation
Jonathan is a skilled holistic wellness professional who meets people where they are at the moment. He is committed to helping others raise their vibrational frequency so that they too can be happy and free to live life to the fullest!