YOGA

REFLEXOLOGY

REIKI

Yoga, reflexology and reiki go hand in hand.

Not only have they helped me find balance and harmony in my own life, they have also enabled me to help others find it in theirs.
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ABOUT ME

My healing and yoga journey began in 2000 when I completed my reiki and reflexology trainings.

I earned my first yoga teaching certification in 2002.

I teach yoga at corporations around Manhattan, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small startups and have an established list of private clientele, varying in age from 5 to 91.

Depending upon my clients’ needs, my teaching style ranges from flowing, yet focused vinyasa classes, to chair yoga, to breath work.

I have a soft spot for beginners, who often tell me they’re “too inflexible for yoga”, yet often experience profound changes after only a few sessions.

I teach in well-known teacher trainings and lead yoga retreats to places both near and far.

My life changed the first time I stepped onto a yoga mat.
I had found a way of moving and being that could open my body, yet soothe my soul. After being diagnosed with debilitating sciatica at the age of 24, coupled with the inability to touch my toes for about 15 of those years, I felt trapped in a body that was too old for its years.

At my chiropractor’s suggestion, I started taking yoga classes and quickly fell in love with the connection of movement, body and breath.

I can now touch my toes and am living proof that with perseverance, and a lot of fun along the way, you can make life-long changes to your body and, in turn, your whole being.

The yoga practice has taught me that being flexible is often more a state of mind than a physical state of being, and that everyone, no matter their age or physicality, can benefit from yoga.

Reflexology and reiki are wonderful complements to the yoga practice and as therapies in their own right.

I feel privileged to offer grounding, intuitive and healing sessions for my clients.

When I’m not teaching yoga or providing reflexology and reiki, I can be found enjoying NYC and, often times escaping NYC.

I love hiking and kayaking and long walks with the family dog along the cliffs of Cornwall, in my native England.

CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING

REIKI TRAINING

I completed my reiki training with Mary Mallon in 2000

REFLEXOLOGY

My reflexology training was completed through the New York Open Center in 2000.

VINYASA YOGA

I earned my 200 hour teacher training at Laughing Lotus in 2002.

PRE-NATAL YOGA

After studying with Mary Barnes, I finished my pre-natal training in 2003.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

I studied restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and became a certified “Relax and Renew” teacher in 2005.

THERAPEUTIC YOGA

My therapeutic yoga training was completed with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal in 2010.

URBAN ZEN

After studying with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, I became an Urban Zen practitioner in 2013.

ANATOMY

I completed the “Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers” with Jason Brown in 2017.
“Working with Joanne for over a decade has seem me though the physical and emotional transformations of life. I wouldn’t trade our weekly sessions for the world: her unique combination of skills in yoga, reiki and reflexology bring me so much joy and grounding.”

~Laura Raicovich, former Director of the Queens Museum

INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

The yoga practice has taught me that being flexible is often more a state of mind than a physical state of being.

REDUCE TENSION

Reflexology is an excellent way to reduce tension, promote healing, restore balance and encourage relaxation throughout the entire body.

INCREASE WELLBEING

Reiki is a gentle, hands-on method of energy healing that promotes balance, encourages healing and facilitates relaxation.
“Joanne is the ultimate in peaceful calming energy and impeccable instruction. Her beautiful voice and fluid movements inspire and energize you. Anyone who is lucky enough to be instructed by her will carry her influence throughout their lives. I know I do!”

~Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist, President/Creator: Mally Beauty

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Contact JOANNE
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