Joan founded Inspire Yoga to build a friendly community of all ages that supports and encourages each other, focusing on strengthening and challenging the mind and body to create a peaceful spirit. Joan started yoga to heal a back injury in 1993 and has since steadily grown her practice. She began teaching in 2001 and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. Joan is a firm believer that the best yoga instructors are those that commit to being a life long student. Joan puts her words into action each say. She has trained with Baron Baptiste, Judith Lasater, Beth Shaw and has completed numerous 200 hour trainings around the United Stated. Most recently she has completed Yoga Ed.’s Early Childhood and Adolescence training in Sounthern California and is now on Yoga Ed.’s team of Trainers. Joan is passionate about being of service and has found the best way for her to do that is through her yoga teaching. She is a wife, mother of two boys and an artist who believes in dreaming big, working hard and the power of love.