My classes integrate dynamic alignment principles and skillful sequencing. My passion for yoga and depth of the teachings shines through with each thematic class, providing an authentic, heart opening experience wherein students playfully and gracefully unlock greater potential within themselves. If you are looking for vanilla yoga, you will not find it here.

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Are you ready to change your life and your body through yoga? Are you ready to commit to yourself? The time is now! Have a cranky knee or shoulder? Back or hip problems? Realign your body the way nature intended, your energy will realign and your body will heal itself.

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The fastest way to change your life is to change your diet. I started studying nutrition well before I received my Masters in Nutrition Education from New York University in 2000. My body has always been my laboratory and it has done a ton of research.

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So I looked high and low to find a silk pillowcase to sleep on. I had read about all the benefits of sleeping on silk. And I for one was tired of waking up with those creases on my face that seemed to linger past the first cup of coffee. I was sleeping on 800 count cotton and still had the lines.

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Sridaiva 2015 Weekend Yoga Workshop: Introduction to the Bowspring System

  • September 9th, 2015

Desi Phoenix dropbackFriday, Oct. 2: 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.


$250/full workshop (10 hours) or register by September 14, 2015 for early bird pricing and save $25.  Teachers get a 15% by discount calling Decatur Yoga & Pilates.  Individual sessions may be purchased for $60/session.

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The Bowspring has spoiled me to all other yoga. It has completely changed the way I see alignment and beauty. The curves create spaciousness and vitality. The engaged glutes are integral to the health of the low back. Radiant heart allows wholeness, uniformity and buoyancy.  Opening of the throat and belly has amazing benefits for the endocrine system.  The overall shape of the Bowspring vibrates with joy as it reconditions the patterns and tendencies of the nervous system with compassion and awareness.

This 10-hour weekend workshop is a powerful, life-changing introduction to the mind-body training of Sridaiva, in which students learn the fundamentals of the Bowspring ideal template of dynamic posture.

It is truly an all-levels workshop open to teens to elders, and to yoga teachers, chiropractors, bodyworkers, and to all people, who want to take accountability for their state of health and happiness.

What is the Bowspring System of Sridaiva?John Friend Bowspring
Sridaiva is a holistic mind-body approach that utilizes a dynamically balanced posture called the Bowspring.

The Bowspring is an ideal postural shape for all of your daily life’s activities. Consider enhancing your capacity in ordinary tasks like walking, sitting, housework, and even more specialized activities like yoga, jogging, or any athletics.

The goal of the Bowspring alignment is to achieve tensile strength and rooted lightness in any movement, while using the least amount of physical energy. It offers a new view on body alignment that keeps you living healthy at any age; cultivating graceful lightness and whole body strength.

  • Friday, Oct. 2: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 3: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 4: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.


Bowspring Workshop in Sebastian, Florida

  • May 11th, 2015

11193306_10206315499752048_8183862259045018743_nThe Bowspring Technique and Therapeutics in Sebastian, Florida- Saturday May 16

Session 1-  Introduction to the Bowspring: 10:30 am-1 pm
Session 2- Therapeutics:  2 – 4:30 pm

The Bowspring is an ideal shape which can be applied to yoga poses, dance, sports, and most importantly, to everyday postures and movements like sitting, standing, and walking. It provides for balanced tone on both the front and back of the body, resulting in graceful lightness and whole body strength. The practice targets pain-reduction, patterns […]

End of Cycles

The End and the StartYoga philosophy teaches us that most karma is created at the end of a cycle. In a relationship, the beginning part of getting to know someone and falling in love is pretty easy, exciting and natural. You are on good behavior. The middle part is pretty smooth; you are comfortable, you nest, there is a rhythm. Ending a cycle is a whole other ballgame. We are not good at endings. I once heard a Guru say […]

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