Joanne has been an avid student of yoga since 2000 and is the owner/manager of Wake Forest Yoga Studio, LLC. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Lighten Up Teacher Training Program with Lillah Schwartz in 2008. She received her 500 hour yoga teacher certification from The Triad Yoga Institute with Terry Brown in 2015. Joanne takes annual workshops with Iyengar certified teachers such as Bobbi Goldin, Roger Cole and John Schumacher. She is a current member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the South East (IYASE). Joanne graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS degree in Pharmacy and is a licensed pharmacist. Joanne combines her knowledge of physiology and anatomy with the alignment principles of yoga to provide a unique experience for each individual student. She encourages students to move with the breath in a lighthearted and joyful way, which brings lightness to the body and freedom to the mind.