For more than a decade, Joe Simek has owned and operated Dragonfly Yoga Studio with his wife Alexis Ridge-Simek. Joe’s yoga practice reaches back to before Dragonfly, but it wasn’t until 2013 that he closed his web design company and formalize his yoga education by completing Dragonfly’s yoga teacher training program, as well as a training with The Vedic Conservatory. Joe has dedicated the majority of his yoga study to pranayama, as he feels called to teach the breathing techniques of hatha yoga. He leads ongoing pranayama classes and a 3-part pranayama workshop at Dragonfly. In 2015, he embarked on Yoga Therapy training with Alexis, studying under Brandt Passalacqua at Breathing Deeply. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University, where he met Alexis in 1999.