About John Paul Gauer


I’ve always been attuned to other's energies, but I didn't always have a way to manage being an "empath." Through my personal exploration of many forms of healing, movement and meditation,  I’ve been able to better harness my ability to see people clearly and listen to them deeply while maintaining my own groundedness. 


I believe anyone can use the mind, body and breath to settle into a more relaxed state, promoting the ability to practice intense focus and connecting with their highest self. My hope is that with time and practice, my students will have an overall greater sense of well-being.


John Paul has studied yoga since 2005 and completed his first 200 hour training at Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2009. In 2014, he had the fortune of spending four months in India traveling and studying Indian traditions including yoga. Since then he has incorporated his continuous learning in yin, restorative, hatha, yoga nidra, InnerYoga and mindfulness meditation (Cultivating Emotional Balance) in his teachings in wellness centers, his work in the corporate world and in daily living.  He continues to supplement his practice and teaching with continuing advanced studies with senior teachers as well as by finding inspiration in other movement, healing and knowledge disciplines.



Photographer: Melanie Hwang

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