Joan Hyman is a distinguished Senior Yogaworks Teacher, who weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic intuitive place, as she draws upon joyful study of ayurveda (the science of life), chakras, and meditation. With over 20 years experience, Joan is E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, and a dedicated 10 year ashtanga practitioner who is proficient in second series and recently has begun advanced A (3rd series), which is a high level of achievement among Western yogis. Her challenging and upbeat YogaWorks vinyasa flow classes are well liked among the Los Angeles yoga community and she was recently named Lululemon Athletica’s Brand Ambassador for the Robertson Store location. Practicing with Joan is an experience; her instruction is intelligent and light, infused with a strong level of intensity that stems from years of focused study.
Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Temple University, and subsequently discovered yoga in New York City while pursuing a career as a professional dancer. She relocated to Santa Monica, California where she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with the renowned Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter who is known for her Smart Flow and highly intelligent sequencing. She received her Yogaworks Certification in 2006 and took her first trip to Mysore, India to study with the beloved Sri K. Pattihbi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. In 2010, she returned for her second trip to Mysore and traveled extensively throughout India from ashrams in Rishikesh to an Ayurvedic Retreat Center in Kerala. She will return in 2012 with a group of her students to Goa and then adventure up north where she will continue her travels and studies. Joan has also studied with world re-nowed teachers in Sri Lanka, Ubud, Bali, Koh Phangan, Thialand, and Kauai, Hawaii for teachings in meditation, pranayama, and ayurveda.
Joan’s extensive travels reflect her passion for continuously growing and learning to spread her yoga. “I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and stay deeply connected to my yoga practice. This is truly an honor, which I hope I can pass onto others. Namaste!” Joan Hyman’s open heart approach to teaching yoga keeps her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.
For more information about Joan, please visit her website at www.joanhyman.com.