I have attending Lee's Yoga For Men's class for nearly 5 years now! She is a great instructor for us stiff geezers as she knows how to challenge us yet keep us from being competitive and over-doing it. Her verbal guidance and cues help me stay focused and get the most from each class.
Joann’s classes will inspire you with deep teachings of yoga philosophy skillfully woven throughout her classes. She compassionately guides you so students feel welcomed, supported, safe and valued, keeping the teachings accessible to a wide variety of students.
Joann has been teaching Hatha Yoga and Yin yoga since 2017. She is a E-RYT® 200 hour, RYT® 500 hour, YACEP® Certified Yoga teacher. Joann also brings 16 years of Personal training experience, specializing in pre & post rehabilitative work, to her instruction. She holds an ACE Personal Training certification and is a Balanced Body pilates instructor.
Joann’s work with people who want to grow from stress and injury calls her to regularly increase her knowledge. She continues her studies in pain science; yoga philosophy; trauma healing; fascia studies; biomechanics and neurobiology. Joann is also a certified TRE provider (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise) and assists at TRE® provider Level 1&2 certification training programs.
Joann has 3 teenagers and enjoys foraging in the woods, paddling, and anything in the snow and cold (including yoga)!
In her words, “Yoga is my path for growing myself up. By cultivating awareness, acceptance, and aligned action, I am better able to care for my heart, body, and mind and I aim to share these gifts in my teaching. When I first began yoga in my 20s it was for the challenging movement practice and included some weird breathing. Although I thought yoga was exercise, I now see how incredibly diverse, healing, and accessible yoga can be.”