John Schumacher — John Schumacher is the founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center, Washingtons premier yoga studio. He has practiced yoga for more than 40 years and has taught in the Washington area since 1973. John studied in India with . Iyengar for 33 years, and is a certified advanced Iyengar Yoga teacher, one of only 13 teachers in the . to hold that level of certification. John also spent many years studying with internationally acclaimed teacher Dona Holleman. Johns clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have made him one of the countrys leading yoga teachers. Yoga Journal described him as one of 25 originals shaping yoga in America. John has written for a variety of publications and has appeared in numerous local and national media, including . News and World Report, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Times, PBS, Yoga Journal, and many others. He has spoken about the practice and benefits of yoga on radio and television and at conferences and events around the nation. In 2007, he was a keynote speaker at the first NIH conference on alternative health. In over 40 years as a teacher, John has taught thousands of students, including many of the Washington areas most prominent yoga teachers. He continues to travel across the . and throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, where he conducts workshops for students and teachers of all levels.