Joanie imbues the studio space with gentle, grounded yet joyful energy. She has been practicing yoga since the 1970’s in the Hatha traditions of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara and Yin yoga. She completed her teacher's training in 2005 at Avalon Art and Yoga of Palo Alto where she mentored under John Berg and Ben Thomas, both visionary instructors.
Under the tutelage of Sarah Powers, and many other senior instructor’s, she received her 500 RTY status from the Insight Yoga Institute which encompasses Yoga, Buddhism and Psycho-spirituality. She is currently on staff at the institute as an endorsed instructor and mentor the program.
Yoga is her passion, Joanie has been teaching full time over the last ten years.