Baptiste Certified Instructor
E-RYT-200 Baptiste Methodology
Jon is a Baptiste Certified Instructor and Co-Owner of Hot Spot Power Yoga. Throughout much of his life Jon had no exposure to yoga, and never realized that it could be accessible to an ex-collegiate football and track and field athlete. After some time of avoiding the gentle suggestions from his girlfriend Leah, Jon finally joined her for his first class Baptiste class. Impressed with how this style of yoga challenged the physical aspects of strength, flexibility, and balance, Jon committed to a consistent yoga practice. It didn’t take long before Jon realized the power of this style of yoga to connect the mind, body and spirit. Witnessing Leah experience her teacher certification and the powerful connections with ourselves and others which the program facilitates, Jon was inspired to pursue a path of continued growth through a Baptiste Methodology Teacher Certification Program as well. Jon graduated in April 2011. Jon has a deep admiration of the transformations that are possible through the application of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga teachings. Through teaching yoga, Jon’s vision is to help facilitate a connection with the student’s authentic self to realize their greatest potential. Today Jon is the proud Co-Owner of Hot Spot Power Yoga with his wife Leah. Outside the studio, Jon works in the research and development of medical devices. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey and Master of Science Degrees from Drexel University. Jon and Leah recently married in 2011 and they like to spend time together with their friends and family, and enjoy traveling, snowboarding, scuba diving, and going to the beach.