Born in New Jersey, Dr. John together with his wife Natalie Surie they have 3 children, Sydney, Skylar and Saxon Surie. Dr. John had... Read More
...been a licensed Doctor of Chiropractor (D.C.) in the United States of America since 1997 and has worked with celebrities, elite athletes, and families for over two decades. At the moment (not in practice in Australia), Dr. John is living in Australia while he takes his time to focus on his growing family as well as the contribution and growth opportunities that Fire Shaper offers to you. 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. He combines his decades of knowledge, experience and practice to create life enhancing experiences in and amongst his Fire Shaper studios as well as the trainings.
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 New York City. Natalie had continued on to attend Bikram's Teacher Training in Los Angeles 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 New Jersey (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 expand and evolve the yoga experience for their students. 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. After spending some time in India (2013) working and learning with Oneness University, Dr. John enjoys bringing a grounded soulful expression to the teachings and trainings that Fire Shaper has to offer. Since then, both, Natalie and Dr. John have studied with many modern yoga masters in different trainings, workshops and immersions to completely re-define the Hot Yoga experience as it is known today and as it will be known in the years to come. 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