MEET YOGA INTERN: JOANNA

Joanna has been a yoga intern at Sangha Space since 2014. Her yoga practice helps her focus and find peace. Joanna’s helpful, willing, wise, and compassionate attitude are great contributions to the studio. You can catch her Wednesday nights at yoga!

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Philadelphia

HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER YOGA?

In 2006 I was looking for a way to exercise that was safe during pregnancy

ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO YOGA?

It’s not about the poses, it’s about the breath and the feeling and honoring your body

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOGA IN 3 WORDS?

Saved my life

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT UTILIZING PARTNER POSES DURING YOGA?

To learn about our own space in relation to that of others.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TAKING CLASSES AT SANGHA SPACE?

I love the instructors, the space, and letting everything go on the mat

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT?

I learn something new every day. I hope that I am always getting closer to understanding my role and purpose in the universe.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSE OR PART OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

My favorite pose changes daily. Currently I love pigeon, but anything that I’ve been working on that I start to really feel progress in (more emotionally than physically) makes me happy

WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES (BESIDES TANGO/YOGA) DO YOU ENJOY?

I used to like reading and going to the beach and spending time with friends, but I have kids now so there isn’t a lot of time for that. I love spending time with my family and unwinding with my husband (and wine!).

IF YOU WERE TO WIN THE LOTTERY, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?

I would spend more time with my kids, more time with my yoga practice, and more time advocating for families living with autism. We would also go on vacation more (which means ever!).

WHAT’S SOMETHING SECRETLY AWESOME ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW?

Ping-pong and parallel parking.

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