Derek Johnson – Yoga Instructor

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in Bensenville,  Derek ran cross country in high school and enjoyed practicing and studying Pilates, jazz dance, ballet, tai chi and yoga in college.  With a love of movement arts, Derek registered for and completed Moksha’s Foundational Yoga Teacher Training in 2004. Shortly after teaching he was drawn to lifting weights.  After years in the gym and teaching yoga,  he grew a fascination towards handstands and very quickly developed an obsession. He soon realized how arm balances brought more potential for growth within his practice.

Today, Derek is known for his strong, slow vinyasa style that blend elements of pilates, ballet, and tai chi for the perfect balance of functional strength, mobility, and flexibility. He firmly believes that whichever type of movement you choose, it should not only make you stronger physically but should bring happiness and reverberate throughout everything you take on in life.