Joanna discovered yoga in 2005 as a means of supporting her athletic lifestyle, not realizing how profoundly nourishing the practice would grow to be for her mind, heart, and soul. Her BFA thesis show in 2007, titled “Bringing to Light”, was dedicated to exploring this awakening. She completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training with Tom Gillette and Shannah Green of Eyes of the World Yoga in 2015, and has been continuing yoga and movement education ever since, most recently completing Shri Yoga’s Path of Service training, and an additional 200 hours in Prana Flow with Coral Brown in 2017.
Joanna's classes emphasize the core fundamentals of a safe and sustainable vinyasa yoga practice, connecting with breath and heart. She brings a deep curiosity for learning and a compassionate spirit to her teaching, and aims to serve as a guide for students to open to the deep wisdom of their own bodymind. Outside of the yoga studio, her passion for mindful movement extends to surfing, slacklining, dancing, and rock climbing. As an artist, educator, community-builder and certified life coach, yoga is the thread that connects the physical, psychological, and spiritual intersections of her many passions.