Born in New Jersey, Dr. John together with his wife Natalie Surie they have 3 children, Sydney, Skylar and Saxon Surie. Dr. John is... Read More
Born in New Jersey, Dr. John together with his wife Natalie Surie they have 3 children, Sydney, Skylar and Saxon Surie. Dr. John is a licensed Chiropractor in active practice since 1997 and has been working with celebrities, elite athletes, and families for over two decades, . From the age of 12, Dr. John has been training in the Martial Arts and has been teaching steadily since the age of 16. Trained primarily in Hapkido, Dr. John has also trained extensively in USA Goju, Kung Fu, Judo, and Shaolin Chin Na.
In 1995, Dr. John had begun practicing Yoga on a daily basis to enhance his martial art practice. It began with Power Yoga and together with his good friend & student he steadily practiced postures in conjunction with his Martial Art teaching and practice. In 2000, Dr. John and Natalie met and started practicing Bikram Yoga together in NYC. Natalie had continued on to attend Bikram's Teacher Training and Dr. John continued his practice at various studios across New York and New Jersey. In 2002 Natalie and Dr. John opened their first Bikram Yoga studio in Westwood NJ (now known as Fire Shaper Westwood). Over the course of many years Natalie and Dr. John have practiced many other yoga variations and eventually decided to transition their two studios away from the Bikram model. In 2009 Dr. John became certified under Jimmy Barkan in The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga and in 2010 Dr. John also achieved a Level II/III certification to teach The Barkan Method of Hot Vinyasa Flow as well as numerous Advanced postures specific to the Hot Yoga Lineage. Read Less
Natalie was born and raised on the Gold Coast in Australia. An Australian native, Natalie has traveled to over 26 different countries and has practiced yoga across the globe. Living... Read More
Natalie was born and raised on the Gold Coast in Australia. An Australian native, Natalie has traveled to over 26 different countries and has practiced yoga across the globe. Living in America (just outside New York City) from 2001 - 2012, Natalie is a mother of 3 beautiful children Sydney, Skylar and Saxon Surie. Married to her husband John since 2002, Natalie had graduated Bikram's teacher training in the fall of 2001 and opened her first studio in Westwood NJ in 2002. Since 2002, Natalie has been faithfully teaching and practicing Bikram Yoga along with a variety of other postures and advanced variations. Natalie welcomes you to join her as she re-defines hot yoga with Fire Shaper. Natalie believes in the limitless power of self and raises her two daughters through the most caring and healthful means possible. She enjoys nurturing her children with love and shares her passions of travel and yoga with them. Now living back in her home country of Australia, Natalie wishes to pass on her passion of yoga and love of life to her students through the teachings of Fire Shaper. Read Less