Joanna’s classes are characterized by a slower pace as well as true instruction, stopping the class from time to time to teach important elements of each pose or to build body awareness.
A yoga teacher since 2001, Joanna’s background is eclectic. She teaches a variety of styles, including beginner level alignment, a Level 2 slow paced Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative as well as somatic movement and meditation. Her teaching is influenced by Iyengar-based teachers, Judith Lasater (restorative yoga), Kathryn Payne (pranayama) and Theresa Elliott (alignment, sequencing and vinyasa). Her primary influences from her early studies also include choreographed multidimentional vinyasa of Lynn Kingston and the accessible, gentle yoga of Kripalu. Joanna is currently studying with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga. Prajna fuses traditional yoga practices (Ashtanga and Iyengar) with the energy body wisdom of yoga and Chinese Medicine, Meditation of Buddhism and somatic movement of Feldenkrais and Hanna.
Joanna’s students run the gambit from total beginners to yoga teachers.
Owner and director of Evolve :: Local Yoga in Leavenworth, Washington, Joanna teaches in Plain, Leavenworth and Cashmere as well as in retreats in Washington State, nationally and internationally. She co-director of Rasayana School of Yoga Teacher Training.
Outside of teaching yoga, Joanna is an avid runner and nordic skier. Her meditation practice is Vipassana based since 2013. She has an insatiable wanderlust and loves to travel.
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Joanna Dunn, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500-Hours
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