I love to teach yoga because I feel empowered and inspired by others growth and transformations on and off their mat! ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! More Connection, Love, Joy and Abundance! From this practice we can LIGHT UP the world!
My first 200 hr training was with Marianne Wells in the Iyengar methodology. I was also taking classes from teachers I felt spoke right to my heart. I was drawn to see what my teachers at Yoga One, a Baron Baptiste Affiliate studio, were up to! I then took Yoga One's Teacher Assistant Training and 200 hr training which led me to Baron Baptiste Level 1 & 2 and Art of Assisting.
Through my practice, I notice how my postures on the mat mirror my postures off the mat. I continue to practice, see and my curiousity keeps growing! With practice, my body, mind and spirit feel more flexible, aligned and strong. My yoga is a daily practice of finding balance in all aspects of my life.
With love and humility, I acknowledge my teachers and communities: My family, Marianne Wells, Southern Om, Yoga One, Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson! All of whom have opened their hearts and caused POSSIBILITIES in my life for which I feel ASTONISHED!
When not at the yoga studio practicing or teaching, you will find me watching my 4 children play sports, helping with homework, doing laundry and looking for something to make for dinner!
Joanna integrates the physicality and mental focus from her passion for sports into yoga poses and athletic sequences. Side effects from her class may include heavy breathing, excessive sweating, and an unexpected urge to take new risks.
In 2013 Hope attended Zanti Power Yoga's Teacher Training and became certified through Yoga Alliance, RYT 200.