John Campbell: Master Teacher
Dr. John Campbell is not your typical yoga teacher. He is a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virgina, and a founding member of U.VA’s Contemplative Sciences Center's Directorate. He’s also one of the the few Certified teachers of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide, so honored by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, with whom he studied more than twenty years ago.
Professor Campbell is a translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan-language texts, and he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2009 with a doctoral dissertation on commentarial literature of Tantric Buddhist practice systems. At U.VA, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism, with an emphasis on Tantra and Yoga. He continues to bring new innovations to the University, including an undergraduate exploration of Yoga practice where the conventional syllabus is supplemented by instruction in postural yoga, and he is discussing plans for the creation of an MA degree in Yoga Studies.
John lives in Charlottesville. VA with his three children and his wife, Professor (and performance artist) Claude Wampler.