Joanne is a Yoga Teacher, qualified in 3 different styles; Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin.
Before her introduction to Yoga, Joanne’s interest in natural health and wellbeing led her towards the study of various Holistic Therapies. The healing potential of reflexology, aromatherapy and massage was evident in the Clients she treated, however Joanne recognised the need for many of her Clients to also improve their physical health through exercise. Having practiced Pilates herself since her early 20’s, and knowing the benefits of this mindful form of exercise, Joanne trained to be a Pilates Instructor in 2007.
9 years later, feeling overwhelmed with work and a busy home life, Joanne discovered Yoga, just at the right time. Yoga aligned perfectly with her passion for a holistic approach to health and became an essential part of her daily routine, bringing peace and clarity to everyday life.
Joanne went on a Yoga retreat in Ibiza in 2017 and obtained certificates from the British Wheel of Yoga in Foundation Course 1 & 2 in 2019 & 2020. It felt like a natural progression to train to become a teacher and to share the beautiful practice with others. So, Joanne embarked on a multi-disciplined Teacher Training course in 2020 with Same Star Yoga in Dedham.
“Yoga to me is peace. The beautiful, physicality of a Vinyasa flow; the union of the breath in a Hatha practice; or the healing stillness of Yin, all bring about a sense of peace and connectedness with your true Self. It brings a feeling of clarity and focus into life, enabling us to live in truth, with love and compassion for ourselves and others. And the beautiful thing is Yoga is for everyone. The physical practice is just one part of it. The power of the breathing practices and the various meditation techniques and the beautiful moral and ethical codes of conduct can be practiced by all and with the most uplifting and positive effects on your life and those around you.”