Dr. John McGuire, Gentle Yoga Teacher

Teacher – John Mc Guire

My own yoga journey commenced in 1999 as a Student, not a Teacher, when I was on the brink of having to have major back surgery as a result of disc and trapped nerve problems caused by a bad fall while playing squash. The chances of a successful outcome were not good and, as a last resort, the Sports Injury Consultant recommended a three month programme of intensive traction which luckily reduced the pressure on the nerves very considerably …. and to an extent with which I could live. The Consultant recommended that I practice Pilates intensively to strengthen my abdominal muscles so as to provide a corset of protection for my lower back and spine.