My name is John Cahill and i have my Hatha Yoga Certification RYT-200 which i obtained from the Darshana center in West Babylon NY.While in my teacher training we were also taught yoga nidra Meditation which is a lying down form that is very beneficial for stress , and especially sleep because nidra is closely related to sleep.While attending the training i was fortunate to have been taught by some of the finest and most respected teachers on long island .Many teachers have had 500 hr trained, childrens yoga,prenatal ,and many were iyengar trained which strictly promotes grounding and alignment as well as breathwork and the use of modifications to be able to get into postures otherwise unattainable.I have a 50 hr meditation certification in 'Mind of clear light' from True living in East Northport NY.Under the tutledge of Dr Dean telano I was trained in many forms of Meditation including mindfulness ,Mantra,Concentration,Heart centered,Reflective,creative,Walking,Standing,zazen (facing wall),tratak (candle or dot on wall) you can see how intense this training was .The techniques taught included Tibetan, Hindu and Buddhist traditions .Many forms of breath work, mantras and mudras were also included in the training. I am level I and 2 Reiki trained as well. I have gone for additional training in Yoga Nidra at kripalu in Massachusetts, and more recently completed another 10 hr workshop back at the Darshana center in West Babylon. My educational background is that i graduated from suffolk county community college with an A.S in liberal arts and I obtained my N.Y.S. assistant teacher certification. My first article 'Yoga and Meditation a mindful way to lose and maintain weight' has been published in Wisdom magazine new england edition jan - feb .My second article "Yoga benefits for arthritis sufferers" was published in Wisdom may -June N.Y/Tri-state edition .most recently my third article "Back pain: a Yoga perspective" currently live on wisdom-magazine.com. The name of my Yoga buisness is northshoremensyoga.com where i do private lessons at my location or i come to you.To contact me go to the website at northshoremensyoga.com or call 631-560-0283 to set up a private session.