Joanna was inspired and encouraged to follow the path of yoga teacher training after many years practicing and enjoying yoga classes. Her love of dynamic flowing sequences led her to pursue Astanga Yoga Teacher Training which she completed in 2004 with Brian Cooper and Nawajyoti at Union Yoga in Edinburgh and Shanti Griha in Scoraig, Scotland.
She continues to deepen her yoga practice and draws inspiration from workshops and intensives with a wide range of well-known yogis such as Sri Dharma Mittra, David Swenson, Matthew Sweeney, Paul Grilley, Kausthub Desikachar, Shiva Rea, Liz Lark, Claire Missingham, David Sye, Simon Low, and Sarah Powers.
Joanna holds certification of 300Hrs in Prana Flow Energetic Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea – her main inspiration! She has also completed 4 day Intensive Yogabeats TT with David Sye. She has also been accredited with the Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 500 hours and Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance UK – which indicates she has over 10,000 hours of Teaching Experience.
She is currently acting as mentor to future Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance UK, and also as Assistant to Shiva Rea and Mentor to future Prana Flow Teachers with Shiva’s Teacher Training programme at Samudra, USA.
Joanna hosts and organizes Yoga Workshops with many of her inspirational Teachers in the UK and has also organized over 25 successful Yoga Holidays and Retreats in Europe including Spain, Turkey, Crete, Italy, and in the UK – Champneys Springs Spa and the Lake District.