A Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist from Yoga Therapy Toronto, a certified yoga teacher, practitioner and educator, Joanna teaches many styles of yoga, including Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin and has trained with Diane Bruni, Hali Schwartz and Tracey Soghrati and Felicia and Ante Pavlovic. She has received specialized training in trauma work and has certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through the Justice Research Institute in Boston and Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, where she has studied with renowned trauma expert Bessel Van der Kolk and JRI Yoga Director David Emerson. She encourages students of all ages to honor their bodies, to find contentment in any pose without judgment, and to listen to one’s inner teacher. In her teaching, Joanna places great emphasis on the breath as a means to deepen and enrich your yoga practice and enhance your awareness of the connection between mind and body. Joanna is currently pursuing a certification and training in the Gestalt method of psychotherapy.