Joanne Astley Guelph, Ontario
Joanne is a graduate of 500 hours of teacher training at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto, as well as advanced trainings in restorative, yin and yoga nidra. In addition to teaching in the Moksha community, Joanne has guided yoga classes in mental health care settings to assist people dealing with anxiety, depression and/or eating disorders. All of these trainings and experience have deepened Joanne’s understanding of alignment, breath, compassion and mindfulness, as well as how to make her classes more accessible to all students. Joanne encourages students to move mindfully according to their own needs, while bringing a sense of exploration, playfulness and compassion to their own practice. Joanne has benefited greatly from studying with Toronto teachers, Pat Harada Linfoot, Scott Davis, and Cathy Keenan, as well as from internationally known teachers and authors such as Amy Weintraub, Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron.