Meet Joanne

Joanne started attending my class about 5 months ago and is now a regular.  I chose to spotlight her because of her transformation.  After only a few classes I began to see changes, not only in her posture, but in her whole being. 

What brought you to yoga?

I came to yoga as a  “life line” back to health after suffering from burn out from years as a caretaker of my husband who has Dementia.  The stress of taking care of him left me with stroke-like symptoms that resulted in a four-day hospital stay.  Thank God everything checked out OK, but I knew I had to make some changes to my life.

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How has your yoga practice made your life better?

My yoga practice has given me better posture that, in turn, has relieved a lot of my body aches and pain.  It also cleared my mind and helped me manage my stress so I am more open and in touch with my surroundings.  I also have more energy.

What is one of your favorite poses?

I love them all, but if I had to choose, it would be svasana.

Do you want to share anything else?

Making time for yourself is not selfish.  It's necessary to survive and to help others. I am an 86 year old  mother of seven just learning to make a more meaningful and joyful life.