Johanna is a lifelong meditator and practitioner of yoga. She is a student of Integral, Sivananda, Alignment, and Yin Yoga. She is a Registered 500 Hour and Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and Certified in Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark.
By the age of 5 Johanna was taking adult yoga classes with her mother and was taught the Transcendental Meditation Technique for Children. She moved to Iowa from Florida at 8 years old, to a large Transcendental Meditation Community, practicing yoga and meditation regularly. At age 17, she qualified for and was taught Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Advanced Meditation Technique, the TM Sidhis.
At age 19, Johanna became interested in healing body work and became certified in Reiki. She continued her studies in Ayurveda, an ancient vedic healing system, and graduated with a certificate in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy from Maharishi International University. She spent the next few years going to college at Maharishi University of Management, while also working at The Raj Ayurvedic Clinic.
In her early 20's Johanna was diagnosed with a Deep Vein Thrombosis as a result of a childhood accident, during her recovery, she relied heavily on her yoga practice to maintain her strength and flexibility without over-stressing her body.
Years later after a successful career in software development and a move back to Florida, Johanna took the opportunity and followed her dream of becoming a RYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher and RPYT Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher at Pose By Pose Yoga School. She then completed her YTT300 at Yogi Hari's Ashram where she fully immersed in Sampoorna Yoga, a direct lineage of Sivananda Yoga, becoming a RYT500 Certified Yoga Teacher. Johanna loves to keep expanding her knowledge and experience and has since been certified in Yin Yoga by taking a YTT50 course with the famous Bernie Clark. She is currently Co-owner of Yoga CO-OP of Citrus and owner of Lake Hernando Yoga.
When not doing Yoga, you can find Johanna playing in the beautiful Florida Springs or going on mini adventures with her husband exploring the nature coast.