John Bultman is the Ashtanga Yoga Program Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He has been practicing Ashtanga yoga daily for over 12 years and has been studying science, the arts, and spiritual practices his entire life. John is one of 27 KPJAYI Certified* Ashtanga Yoga Teachers worldwide and has made 10 trips to India where he is a student of Shri Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krisna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, in Mysore, India.
Prior to joining the University of Virginia and the CSC team, John taught Geology full time at a college in Asheville, North Carolina for 7 years. He has completed the ten Asian Classics Buddhist courses; studies on Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads; and various courses on Buddhist Tantra.
John received a BS and MS in Geology with a focus on structure and tectonics under the direction of distinguished professor and Penrose medal winner, Robert D. Hatcher. He hopes to share what his gracious teachers have taught him with humility, warmth, and patience.