Jon Musgrave (he/him) is a LGBTQ-friendly bodyworker and yoga teacher based in Union Square, Manhattan. He studied therapeutic massage at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, and has been practicing massage in NYC since 2012.
He a manager and founding member of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective, the only cooperatively owned yoga center dedicated exclusively to therapeutic yoga. He has studied Iyengar yoga since 2011, and has focused primarily on yoga for back care and scoliosis with Deborah Wolk, Julie Brandwein, Debby Green, and Wendy Baranello at Samamkaya since 2014. He has also studied in workshops with Elise Browning Miller, Karin Stephan, Sri H. S. Arun, Jaki Nett, Rita Manos-Lewis, Cator Shachoy, and Kevin Gardiner. He has also assisted Deborah Wolk's Yoga & Scoliosis class at Samamkaya since 2017.
In addition to massage, Jon is the Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble Society of New York City. His interest in bodywork began during his Bachelor's degree in Tuba Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CU where he studied the Alexander Technique with James Brody to help deal with the chronic pain associated with two childhood falls, and which became worse during the demanding schedule of a college music major.
He has continued to study the Alexander Technique since 2004, primarily with Witold Fitz-Simon in NYC and Jerry Schweibert at the Conductor's Retreat at Medomak. After completing his Master's degree in Wind Conducting at Ithaca College, Jon decided to take a break from music and attend massage school to be able to further study the body and to help people live with less pain. He now lives in NYC and lives a dual life of massage and music.