Joanna started practicing yoga in a studio in Athens in 2005. Unwilling to miss a class, she knew that she had found a beautiful practice, both physically and mentally.
Since 2009 she has completed workshops and advanced studies with first-generation teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage including Manju Jois, David Swenson, Eddie Stern, Laruga Glaser, Kristina Karitinou, Rolf Naujokat, David Garrigues.
She completed two teacher training courses in Ashtanga Yoga and a 300-hour course in Advanced Vinyasa Yoga in India.
She completed a 50-hour Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Tune-up course with Noah Maze and a 40-hour course on hands-on adjustments with David Swenson. Both courses have added a lot to Joanna's teaching skills.
She is fully dedicated to her practice, always looking for a teacher and remaining a student.
She practices and teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and loves handstands. She likes to inspire people to adopt the yoga practice as a therapeutic method of self-transformation and self-discovery.
In her class, she emphasises the bandhas and breath, that allow us to make our practice more than just physical exercise. She gives modifications for all body types as she believes yoga is for everyone and everyone has his/her own limitations. The yoga pose is not about how it looks, but how it feels.
She is funny, caring, inspiring and gives full attention to her students. She will take your practice to the next level with precise verbal cues and amazing hands-on adjustments. Since 2015, Joanna has taught in more than 20 yoga teacher trainings. In the 200-hour training, she teaches Vinyasa Yoga and teaching skills. In the 300-hour she complements Rachel Barryman, who is the lead teacher of the 300 hour TTC.
Joanna is a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Therapist, and has a degree in Economics.