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Jonathan Villacres

Founder | Instructor | Sound Healer | Plant Medicine Ceremonialist

“I’ve always been a physically active person. As a kid, I swam competitively and enjoyed playing soccer and water polo. As I got older, into my 20’s, my interests shifted. I began to party a lot, and I was not treating myself very kindly. A big scare from a near car accident would awaken what I considered an epiphany; one that made me realize I was falling further apart from a positive relationship with myself. I began to mend the broken relationship that I had with myself through physical exercise. I became interested in all different types of physical movements for a constructive release. This led me to Yoga, and the humble beginning of my personal practice. It was yoga that taught me mindfulness and the power of breath control. It was life changing. Yoga allowed me to repurpose my life.”

Jonathan received his certification to teach yoga in the summer of 2014, and immediately began his journey as a yoga instructor. Since, he’s taught for CorePower, FFC, Zen Yoga Garage, Lakeshore Fitness, Xsport and Essence Of Life. Jonathan has been a dedicated student and teacher; traveling the world to continue his yoga education, in advanced sequencing, teacher training facilitation, workshops and sound baths. In 2017, Jonathan traveled to Riobamba, Ecuador to study Ashtanga Yoga. Upon returning home, Jonathan’s vision of his yoga teachings were clear; create a connection between practicing yoga and nature. Partnering with his cousin Brian, in 2018, the pair created Yoga On The Beach Co.

Jonathan’s classes are accessible to all levels; mixing elements of Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Jonathan also layers in live instruments such as crystal singing bowls, melodies from a hand pan. flute, drums and more.

 

Classes are designed with careful intention and thought, allowing for an inner and out of body experience. Jonathan’s goal is to create an affordable, judgement-free outdoor yoga community, on beaches and lakes around the world.

Follow him on Instagram, @j.villacres & @yogaonthebeachco

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