John's journey to Tantra has been a winding path. Several years ago, he was a frustrated PhD student, getting yet another degree in math (statistics really, but let's not quibble). He knew that his true calling lay on a different path, but he wasn't sure how to find the new trailhead. Eventually, he found the Hoffman Process, and after several months of careful research and consideration, he quit the PhD and enrolled in the next available Hoffman Process.
The Hoffman Process was deeply transformative for John. The Process awakened many dormant feelings and ways of being, reminding him that he had a creative, spiritual life as well as a deeply intellectual life. He was awakened to the deep source of love inside and the realization that he could share that love with the rest of world, through his presence - but how? What was the path of love? He was soon to find the answer in Tantra.
John's journey on the Tantra path, and the path of conscious love, began with his first Beginners' Weekend Workshop. That weekend with Charles Muir and Leah Alchin proved to be another in a series of transformative experiences. Through his Tantra practice, he deepened his spiritual connection and expanded his capacity for love and presence. In his powerful experiences in Tantra, he realized that teaching Tantric sexuality and conscious loving was his calling. Since then, he has practiced and learned the skills necessary to teach, and has earned the designation of Advanced Certified Tantra Educator (ACTE) through the Source School of Tantra Yoga. He has also been initiated in the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic practices of the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).
In working with his Tantra students, John strives to meet them where they are in their life, while guiding them to grow along their own path of love. Since the practice of Tantra is a path of personal evolution, John continues his own practice, bringing new insights to his students. John has also completed a five-month course of study with Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis on the Recognition Sutras, 1000 year-old Shaiva Tantra text. He has also received the blessing of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche to teach the Tibetan movement practice called Lu Jong. His intention with all of this work is to serve the highest good of all of his students and seekers of loving connection.
In addition to Tantra and Hoffman, John has practiced and studied Shamanism with Sandra Ingerman and Renna Shesso, learning rituals for soul retrieval, energy extraction, and psychopomp work. John also co-led the Denver Hoffman Graduate group for over two-and-a-half years, as well as volunteered for hospice vigil work.
He holds a day job in renewable energy, working mainly on smart grid technology, and is grateful to have a life that is full of spirit, love, creativity, and intellect.