From Boulder, Colorado to Bogotá, Colombia, from Tucson to Tibet...
Indeera Johnn is an internationally established instructor of yoga, dance, embodied anatomy, and Body-Mind Centering®. She currently lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California and teaches regularly in Nevada City, the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as across the county and around the world. Her classes, workshops and private sessions offer body awareness, and the creative process of blending embodied movement, healing and spirituality. Indeera’s students range from dancers, yoga students and teachers, somatic psychologists, educators, actors, architects, bodyworkers and people interested in healing, movement and personal growth.
Over the years, Indeera has also performed and taught internationally as a modern dancer, choreographer and movement educator and she pioneered classes in somatic movement education as a faculty member in the dance departments of the University of Arizona, University of Wyoming and Washington State University.
In 1976, her love of movement drew Indeera to Naropa University, an institution that integrates Eastern and Western educational philosophies. There she earned her B. A. in Dance, with an emphasis on Choreography and Dance Therapy. As a student at Naropa she was blessed with meeting her long time mentor, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body-Mind Centering® and was also inspired by the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche. Her education at Naropa coupled with a love of travel set the path for Indeera’s lifelong spiritual and meditative journey that led her to study with Tibetan, Hindu, Sufi, Native American and other indigenous teachers.
In 1989, she became a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and began her training in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, where she studied under Dr. John Upledger and Richard MacDonald, leaders in developing this complementary medicine. In 1994 she became a certified teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and currently assists Bonnie in Embodied Anatomy and Yoga, Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga training programs. She applies Body-Mind Centering® in her own weekly classes and her workshops.
The richness and depth of her experiences in her private practice and teaching of Body-Mind Centering® and CranioSacral Therapy has led Indeera to develop several unique forms of healing movement therapies including Anatomy and Asana, an embodied approach to yoga. Her current teachings concentrate on training dancers and yoga practitioners in optimal alignment and movement potential, developmental movement therapy for parents and infants, autistic children and young adults.