Joanna discovered yoga in the mid 90’s while she trained for triathlons and marathons. She used her practice to keep her injury-free but soon discovered the hidden benefits: peace of mind and ease of breath. Marriage and three beautiful daughters later, Joanna left the corporate world for good to take her first 200HR teacher training under the guidance and direction of Graham Fowler at Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta, GA. After moving back to NYC, Joanna completed Yoga Shanti NYC’s 200HR Teacher Training (twice!) as well as the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Training, which entailed 300 hours of training and clinical rotations at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital Oncology unit.
Joanna is forever grateful to her teachers Jenny Hudak, Joyce Englander Levy, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee for their unending support and encouragement.
And we are grateful for Joanna’s unending devotion to Yoga Shanti NYC since we opened in March 2014.