John Manacmul is the co-owner and yoga teacher at OCYS. He has been practicing yoga for over eight years. Following his initial teacher training at CorePower Yoga, he ventured out from the vinyasa style and explored a more alignment-based approach with Megan Bello at Orange County Yoga Studio. He completed a 300 Hour Advanced Training with Bello in 2013 to further his studies of the asana practice.
The rigor and physicality of vinyasa yoga along with the authenticity, integrity and alignment of Iyengar yoga has strongly influenced John's personal yoga practice and teaching style. Committed to always staying curious and being a student, he has studied with a wide range of yoga teachers including Jason Crandell, Dice Ida-Klein and Kathryn Budig. In 2015, he completed his 500 Hour SmartFLOW teacher training certification under the guidance of his teacher Tiffany Russo and teacher’s teacher Annie Carpenter.
John’s classes are described as energizing, challenging and playful, with a focus on alignment and breath. He is a firm believer that a steady practice leads to transformation and growth - cultivating physical, mental and emotional well-being both on and off the mat.