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Mindfulness Movement

Mindfulness Movement

Johnny Gillespie
Participate in a relaxing combination of mindfulness and movement set in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s contemplative video exhibition, Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks.

The speed at which we live our lives in the 21st century is staggering and 'stressed out' is the new norm for most of us. As a culture we are required to sit for a large portion of our lives and as the slogan goes, ‘Sitting is the New Smoking.’ Is there a way to sit pain-free and work on your stress levels at the same time? The answer is yes: Practicing mindfulness and movement is increasingly the solution to our stressful and sedentary existence and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Join Johnny Gillespie—founder of Empowered Yoga—for enlightened teachings on breathing techniques and movements done in a chair that can help you remove stress in the mind and the body. All levels welcome. A small reception of wine and cheese will follow the experience.


Johnny Gillespie is a true revolutionary. To state it simply, he has developed a unique operating system to teach people how to move more efficiently and safely. A graduate of the School of Physical Education at West Virginia University, he has been a dedicated student of human movement since 1991. 

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a certified 500-Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. He had the honor of being awarded his meditation instructor certification by David Nichtern, senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage. 

Johnny’s teaching and coaching combine over two decades of experience that fuses personal training, strength and conditioning, yoga, and meditation into one powerful experience.