About John

berkhamsted yogaJohn Grimes 

I have always been interested in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and how it helps maintain health and aid recovery from various conditions and illnesses. I am drawn to yoga because it addresses our whole being and was developed to provide harmony of the mind, spirit and body. 

My interest in yoga started over 20 years ago when I was looking for ways to cope with a stressful job and for help in recovering from serious illness.
Yoga very quickly became part of my daily life and was instrumental in my recovery and reducing my stress when I returned to work.
Over time, I found myself being drawn more and more to my Yoga practice and wanted to know more and to be able to share this knowledge with others. Eventually I decided to leave the software industry and become a full time Yoga Teacher.
I studied at the Yoga for Health Foundation which trained yoga students to teach both general and remedial yoga and whose mantra was “yoga for all”. It was a registered charity and famous worldwide for the work it did with people who have chronic illness or disabilities to help them improve their health and well-being through yoga and meditation. The Foundation has now closed but The Yoga for Health and Education Trust has carried on the work and values of the Foundation.
Most recently I have trained with the Yoga Bio Medical Trust and Yogacampus to become a yoga therapist enabling me to adapt yoga practices on an individual basis for people with health problems such as lower back pain and high blood pressure.
Although passionate about the benefits of yoga to anyone who practises I also believe that life should not be too serious and try to incorporate some fun and laughter in everything I do.
2003 – Qualified Yoga Teacher – Yoga for Health Foundation
2005 – Qualified Remedial Yoga Teacher – Yoga for Health Foundation
2006 – Foundation Course – Association of Yoga Studies (Vini Yoga)
2006 – Yoga Therapy Foundation Course – Yoga Bio Medical Trust and Yogacampus
2010 – Yoga Therapy Diploma – Yoga Bio Medical Trust and Yogacampus
2010 – Registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
2017 – Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists