500 Level Teacher, Jock Orton

Limehouse Yoga Cornwall, UK
Jock has been teaching since 2003 and is the co-founder of Lime House Yoga in Cornwall. His journey to yoga came after falling down a mountain snowboarding in 2000, breaking his back in four places and shattering his collarbone.

After numerous unsuccessful operations he began a regular yoga practice that enabled him to heal from his injuries and astonished the medical practitioners who had tried and failed to put him back together!

He went on to train with Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world-renowned Anusara teacher with whom he spent six years studying and teaching. Over the last few years his personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and his primary teacher and friend is John Scott, with whom he practices regularly. He’s also undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson and Manju Jois.

He teaches with a strong emphasis on alignment but above all is playful in his approach. His experience has taught him to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind and body that inspires his practice.

He is also registered as a Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. Jock is also dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge him to be more present in the world and on his mat.