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.
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.
“Working with Joanne for over a decade has seen 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
~Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist, President/Creator: Mally Beauty