This Yoga adventure started in January 1999 at the beautiful Expanding light, Ananda Ashram in the mountains of Grass Valley California, where Johanna Siskar found her natural love for teaching, studding under the gifted Gyandev & Diksha McCord.
Through the years, Johanna have been greatly influenced by brilliant Iyengar teachers like Bob Metzler, and Master Teacher Santhanam, from whom she still learns volumes to this day. In the spring of 2004, she studied with Saul David Ray receiving the gift of becoming a Thai Yoga therapist.
Johanna started teaching in March 1999 at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in California for 5 years, at the same time she started teaching at Yoga Place now known as Yoga Works 1999 – 2002, in the spring of 2002 she open her own Yoga Shala, with a couple of classes per week plus many private Yoga classes, she also worked with special populations, and in 2004 also offer Thai Yoga Therapy to her students until the end of 2006.
December 26th 2006, Johanna and her husband Gary create a Yoga and healing resort on the beaches of Mancora Peru; the place is called Samana Chakra a fusion of native northern Peruvian heritage, Yoga, luxury and peace, directing Samana Chakra to this date and teaching Yoga there full time until January 2012.
Now teaching privates and workshops in Hood River/ White Salmon at Samadhi Yoga since May 2012, and continuing to return regularly to teach workshops, and classes at Samana Chakra
Johanna’s style of teaching is filled with powerful grace and spiritual beauty. Her students love her strength, clear directions with emphasis on alignment, the transforming visualizations and chanting.