Joanne Ransom M. Ed. is a Professional Level(500 hr.) certified Kripalu yoga teacher. She is a lifelong student of yoga, meditation, and life, and incorporates what she has learned from her many years of study at Kripalu Centre For Yoga and Health, as wells as from a variety of yoga styles with senior teachers, into her own unique and creative approach to teaching yoga . Her classes emphasize the intelligent use of principles of alignment to prevent injury and to optimize the organic flow of energy available to us. She is interested in balancing strength with flexibility, alignment with surrender, knowledge with mystery, and in empowering students to live their best lives on and off the mat. Joanne is also a Counselor and massage therapist in private practice.