Juan Gamboa

HOMETOWN
Manila, Philippines

PHILOSOPHY
"life is a balance of holding on and letting go." Rumi.
I strive to give good yoga - a balance of strong asana, breathing and a mind that is truly present and engaged. Each sequence is unique - a juicy blend of yoga (vinyasa/ashtanga) and movement of all kinds. In class, we strive to tap in to the most Pure version of ourselves so that we can connect to one intention.

CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power (Open), Hot Power 2, Hot Power 2/3

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
200 Hour Yoga Alliance

MENTORS
Schuyler Grant

BEFORE YOGA
Wall Street Research Manager and Biotech/Pharma Scientist



Juan Gamboa instructs the following:
  • Hot Power Yoga (2/3)
  • This is an advanced level power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures.

  • June 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Flight Lab: Part 1 - Flight Fundamentals
  • Join Pure Yoga and Juan Gamboa for a four-week intensive on arm balances and inversions.
     
    Flight Lab is a series of technique-based modules designed by Juan Gamboa based on his 16 years of practicing yoga and teaching students all over the world This series is broken down into 4 workshop-type classes that will help students find their wings and take flight.

    Thursday, June 1st
    Week 1: Flight Fundamentals 

    where do we start. how do we start. what are the preparatory poses or shapes need to be part of one’s practice to prepare for flight. Wall-assisted and partner-assisted inversions will be examined.

    Thursday, June 8th
    Week 2: Ground Control

    we will study the limbs (arms, legs )of the yoga practice - let’s lay the ground work, so to speak, of your inversion. We will look at how limbs, bandha's and breath intertwine to provide a strong, safe foundation and a spirited practice.

    Thursday, June 15th
    Week 3: The Sequence

    we will breakdown entry and exit into various inversions

    Thursday, June 22nd
    Week 4: Flight Plan

    a master class culminates from all the practice, self study and preparation (weeks 1 thru 3.) we will incorporate or attempt unassisted forms of inversion work) If time permits, this class will be the less workshop-y of the three and the most flow-based practice

    SCHEDULE

    June 1st - June 22nd 

    Thursdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT JUAN GAMBOA

    The first yoga class Juan took came at a time when he needed to manage stress from a challenging corporate job in big pharma and while attending graduate school in 2000. His mind could not focus, and body was incredibly inflexible. He didn't come from an athletic background or formal movement training, and found the idea of sitting/ standing/moving while on a yoga mat to be pointless! Juan was in for a huge surprise. Yoga cracked him open - It's helped him get stronger and more flexible, but also mentally sharper. There is a strong mind/body connection that practice allows him to explore and deepen every time he steps on his mat.

    Years after that first yoga class, Juan completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance training in 2008 at Sonic Yoga in NYC. This came during an extremely difficult transition in his life - he was laid off from his Wall Street job in the beginning of the financial crisis. Juan came to his mat once again facing different challenges, and once again it offered a safe place to reflect and open himself to endless opportunities.

    Juan currently teaches as a senior teacher at Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga in NYC, and serves as a Lululemon Ambassador for the Lincoln Square store. His love affair with yoga continues - the breathing, the inversion work, the transitions and the mind/body connection it continues to deepen. He am enormously grateful for the global community of teachers and students who inspire him everyday through their own journeys on and off the mat.


  • Vinyasa (2)
  • Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

  • Hot Power Yoga (2/3)
  • This is a vinyasa power yoga class taught in a room heated to 100-105 degrees. The heat will provide for a detoxifying sweat while you flow through an athletic and dynamic sequence of postures.

  • June 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Flight Lab: Part 2 - Ground Control
  • Join Pure Yoga and Juan Gamboa for a four-week intensive on arm balances and inversions.

    Flight Lab is a series of technique-based modules designed by Juan Gamboa based on his 16 years of practicing yoga and teaching students all over the world This series is broken down into 4 workshop-type classes that will help students find their wings and take flight.

    Thursday, June 1st
    Week 1: Flight Fundamentals

    where do we start. how do we start. what are the preparatory poses or shapes need to be part of one’s practice to prepare for flight. Wall-assisted and partner-assisted inversions will be examined.

    Thursday, June 8th
    Week 2: Ground Control

    we will study the limbs (arms, legs )of the yoga practice - let’s lay the ground work, so to speak, of your inversion. We will look at how limbs, bandha's and breath intertwine to provide a strong, safe foundation and a spirited practice.

    Thursday, June 15th
    Week 3: The Sequence

    we will breakdown entry and exit into various inversions

    Thursday, June 22nd
    Week 4: Flight Plan

    a master class culminates from all the practice, self study and preparation (weeks 1 thru 3.) we will incorporate or attempt unassisted forms of inversion work) If time permits, this class will be the less workshop-y of the three and the most flow-based practice

     

    SCHEDULE

    June 1st - June 22nd

    Thursdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT JUAN GAMBOA

    The first yoga class Juan took came at a time when he needed to manage stress from a challenging corporate job in big pharma and while attending graduate school in 2000. His mind could not focus, and body was incredibly inflexible. He didn't come from an athletic background or formal movement training, and found the idea of sitting/ standing/moving while on a yoga mat to be pointless! Juan was in for a huge surprise. Yoga cracked him open - It's helped him get stronger and more flexible, but also mentally sharper. There is a strong mind/body connection that practice allows him to explore and deepen every time he steps on his mat.

    Years after that first yoga class, Juan completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance training in 2008 at Sonic Yoga in NYC. This came during an extremely difficult transition in his life - he was laid off from his Wall Street job in the beginning of the financial crisis. Juan came to his mat once again facing different challenges, and once again it offered a safe place to reflect and open himself to endless opportunities.

    Juan currently teaches as a senior teacher at Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga in NYC, and serves as a Lululemon Ambassador for the Lincoln Square store. His love affair with yoga continues - the breathing, the inversion work, the transitions and the mind/body connection it continues to deepen. He am enormously grateful for the global community of teachers and students who inspire him everyday through their own journeys on and off the mat.

     


  • June 2017 | Pure Yoga 4 Week Intensive | Flight Lab: Part 3 - The Sequence
  • Join Pure Yoga and Juan Gamboa for a four-week intensive on arm balances and inversions.

    Flight Lab is a series of technique-based modules designed by Juan Gamboa based on his 16 years of practicing yoga and teaching students all over the world This series is broken down into 4 workshop-type classes that will help students find their wings and take flight.

    Thursday, June 1st
    Week 1: Flight Fundamentals

    where do we start. how do we start. what are the preparatory poses or shapes need to be part of one’s practice to prepare for flight. Wall-assisted and partner-assisted inversions will be examined.

    Thursday, June 8th
    Week 2: Ground Control

    we will study the limbs (arms, legs )of the yoga practice - let’s lay the ground work, so to speak, of your inversion. We will look at how limbs, bandha's and breath intertwine to provide a strong, safe foundation and a spirited practice.

    Thursday, June 15th
    Week 3: The Sequence

    we will breakdown entry and exit into various inversions

    Thursday, June 22nd
    Week 4: Flight Plan

    a master class culminates from all the practice, self study and preparation (weeks 1 thru 3.) we will incorporate or attempt unassisted forms of inversion work) If time permits, this class will be the less workshop-y of the three and the most flow-based practice

    SCHEDULE

    June 1st - June 22nd

    Thursdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    PRICING

    Members | Free
    (email angela.leigh@pureyoga.com to reserve your space)

    Non Members | $25 per session

    ABOUT JUAN GAMBOA

    The first yoga class Juan took came at a time when he needed to manage stress from a challenging corporate job in big pharma and while attending graduate school in 2000. His mind could not focus, and body was incredibly inflexible. He didn't come from an athletic background or formal movement training, and found the idea of sitting/ standing/moving while on a yoga mat to be pointless! Juan was in for a huge surprise. Yoga cracked him open - It's helped him get stronger and more flexible, but also mentally sharper. There is a strong mind/body connection that practice allows him to explore and deepen every time he steps on his mat.

    Years after that first yoga class, Juan completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance training in 2008 at Sonic Yoga in NYC. This came during an extremely difficult transition in his life - he was laid off from his Wall Street job in the beginning of the financial crisis. Juan came to his mat once again facing different challenges, and once again it offered a safe place to reflect and open himself to endless opportunities.

    Juan currently teaches as a senior teacher at Pure Yoga and Sonic Yoga in NYC, and serves as a Lululemon Ambassador for the Lincoln Square store. His love affair with yoga continues - the breathing, the inversion work, the transitions and the mind/body connection it continues to deepen. He am enormously grateful for the global community of teachers and students who inspire him everyday through their own journeys on and off the mat.