John Schumacher is the founder and director of Unity Woods. He has practiced yoga for over 35 years and has taught in the Washington area since 1973. John has studied in India with B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s foremost Yoga master, many times since 1981 and is a certified senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. He also spent many years studying with internationally acclaimed teacher Dona Holleman, who strongly influenced his practice and teaching.Cited by Yoga Journal as one of “25 American originals who are shaping yoga today,” John’s clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have made him one of the country’s leading yoga teachers. He has written for a variety of publications and has appeared in numerous local and national media, including U.S. News and World Report, W Magazine, Yoga Journal, Washingtonian Magazine, the Washington Times, The Washington Post and others. He has spoken about the practice and benefits of yoga on radio and television, and was the closing keynote speaker at the 2002 Yoga Journal Conference.John has taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers over the years. He continues to travel throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean to conduct workshops for students and teachers of all levels.
A couple of newsletters back I wrote about how the Unity Woods logo came into being and what my thinking was in creating it, and the significance of the various components.