Joanna Read

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.



Joanna Read instructs the following:
  • Heated Vinyasa Flow I/II

  • This is one of our Flow classes.
     
    Vinyasa Flow I/II is a moderately paced Vinyasa practice that connects movement and awareness to breath in a dynamic sequence. Classes introduce inversions, backbends and arm balances as well as yoga philosophy for students looking to expand their physical practice and deepen their understanding of the many facets of yoga.
     
    This class is done in a heated room. The heat encourages greater flexibility and detoxification. Yoga experience is necessary and students are asked to bring a towel, mat and water.

  • Core Flow
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    This is one of our Flow classes.
     
    Core Flow classes teach students to move from their center during strengthening Vinyasa sequences. Emphasis is placed on how awareness of the body’s power center impacts and sustains every pose. Cultivation of the core enhances balance, embodiment, confidence and grace.

  • Heated Immersion Flow

  • This is one of our Flow classes.
     
    In this Vinyasa-style class, students explore their personal and physical edge—as well as self-awareness and intention—by cultivating core stability through complex poses (such as inversions and balancing postures) in sequences that invite precision and mindfulness. Yogis stretch and strengthen muscles while energizing the body and stimulating the mind.
     
    This class is done in a heated room. The heat encourages greater flexibility and detoxification. Yoga experience is necessary and students are asked to bring a towel, mat and water.

  • Yoga I/II
  • This is one of our Foundations classes.

     

    This Yoga I/II blended class includes key instruction for beginner yogis, while offering options for experienced yogis to deepen and further their practice. Teachers address various levels while adapting to students' needs.