joan bliefernicht

Joan has practiced yoga regularly for 15 years ago. 10 years ago she began to teach the Hot yoga 26 pose sequence, then obtained her 500 hour training in Yoga Therapy. 

Joan has had diverse training and has traveled extensively to work with teachers who inspired her.  Her goal is to offer her students a challenge, but at a pace that is compassionate and allows for exploration of the many levels and experiences that yoga offers.

She has attended teacher training intensives with Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Ana Forrest, and others.  She has also attended many workshops with a variety of well known teachers.  Her focus in the past few years has been in Ashtanga yoga and Iyengar yoga, which currently inform her practice and teaching.


  • Ana Forrest Advanced Teacher Training, Kripalu, September 2010

  • Yoga Therapy Certification, Santa Rosa, 2008

  • Yoga Teacher Certificate, Feel Your Best, Wisconsin, 2007