Joan began her journey as a yoga
practitioner, teacher and healer in 1972. She is a Certified Professional
Integrative Yoga Therapist. She empowers individuals and groups to take control
of their bodies, minds and lives while improving their overall wellness. As a
Master Yoga Educator she uses many different yoga practices to inspire and
empower students to breathe better, move better and live fuller richer lives.
These practices include yoga therapeutics-(breathwork, mudras, yogapostures, affirmations, meditation and guided
imagery), Ayurveda and specialstress
She has logged over 4,000 hours
teaching yoga teachers and more than 11,500 hours teaching yoga, giving private
lessons and conducting workshops.
Joan is Program Director for a
200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training program; a Yoga Alliance
registered program.She also is a long
time mentor with Integrative Yoga Therapy 1000 hour program and adjunct faculty
at Discovery Yoga.
As part of her ongoing mission
to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level, she
develops and teaches many special interest programs and lessons. She has become
well known for her therapeutic programs to address challenges such as: anxiety
disorders, arthritis, asthma, chronic back pain, sciatica, depression,
hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson disease, pre & post
cancer and heart surgery and multiple sclerosis. She finds special joy in
working with boomers. Joan is a contributor to articles in nationally
Over the years she has had the
opportunity to study with some of the well known Yogis and meditation teachers
including: Joseph and Lillian LePage, Kausthub Desikachar, Rodney Yee, Scott
Blossom, Doug Keller, Anodea Judith, Mukunda Stiles, Anne Green & Todd
Norian, Liz Koch, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Phillip Moffitt, and Tara
She also offers Reiki Trainings
and Treatments as part of her Radiant Wellness practice.
She teaches workshops and
programs including “Therapeutic Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors”, Stress
Management for Healthcare Professionals and “Happy Spine Yoga” for Radiant
Wellness at yoga centers, hospitals, businesses, schools, conferences and
She volunteers her time delivering educational workshops and lectures
at hospitals, hospice, cancer and other support groups.
Joan and her husband
enjoy the outdoors hiking, birding, bicycling and participating in silent