JJ Cook is a 500hr certified yoga teacher trained under Tamal Dodge and Kristin Cooper. Having always been involved in competitive athletics growing up yoga found JJ while he was playing semi-professional basketball in Wilmington, NC. He has been practicing ever since and has been teaching full time for 3 years now. He has worked extensively with Homes of Hope Orphanage leading multiple service retreats to India and has taught underprivileged youth for years through a non-profit Yoga Village. His passion for yoga lies in the area of asana research, intelligent sequencing, promoting endless learning and delving into the magical ways that yoga can enhance one’s life off the mat. JJ encourages students to safely deepen their practice while upholding a light hearted frame of mind.