I’ve been studying yoga with Joanne on Zoom since Covid began in March of 2020. I love that even if she’s teaching class from another continent, and I’m in my living room in Portland, Oregon, it’s never awkward or interrupts our flow (aside from me being a little jealous that I’m not in New York or England)!
Joanne’s Vinyasa class is both energizing and grounding. I always leave feeling more relaxed, limber and calm. My posture has improved, through stretches, balancing and breathing exercises. This is a brilliant guided practice with an intimate feel. We are in the hands of an expert yoga teacher whom I wouldn’t normally have access to, which is so cool, and I’m so thankful!
I have been working with Joanne for 2.5 years, starting when I was pregnant with my son. From that point on, our weekly sessions have become critical towards helping me maintain mental clarity and feeling balanced in both body and mind! She has an immense knowledge of the human body combined with a warm, caring demeanor. I have made huge strides in my strength, flexibility and stress management as a result of working with her.
Joanne Silver is magic. Plain and simple. Her healing touch (reiki and reflexology) completely changes her client’s vibration. She has worked her magic on every member of my family and many of our friends. In fact, my children see her once a week during the school year. It helps regulate them and puts them in a calmer, more peaceful place. They treasure that time and we consider it as important to their wellbeing and growth as any extra-curricular they may sign up for – perhaps more because her energetic support helps them get through their weeks with calmer spirits. There are many people who are trained in reiki and reflexology. But what Joanne also brings is her own energy which you can’t learn. It’s just part of her. She’s so gentle, warm and nurturing that you feel the healing before she even starts her work. I have also introduced Joanne to several friends who are recovering from serious illnesses and undergoing chemotherapy and they have found her to be an important part of their recovery team. She’s been MY birthday/anniversary gift too many times to count and it never gets old.
Fourteen years ago, I started doing yoga and it changed my life. Ten years ago, I was lucky enough to start practicing under Joanne’s guidance and again, for the second time, yoga changed my life. Her thoughtful, wise, expert, funny and always compassionate approach to this ancient endeavor is truly life changing.
Joanne has truly changed my life! She is an excellent yoga instructor for me and my team. Her flexibility to teach weekly classes, at our place of business, over the past two years has greatly contributed to the overall improved health of me and my staff. She has a unique ability to focus on what we need each week, from strengthening to stretching to core work to reiki and essential oils. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get in shape and stay flexible!