Joanne is a recovering social worker and yoga therapist. She has an extensive background in using the body to unwind the mind and helping the most unlikely people find their inner calm. Joanne has 16 years of clinical experience teaching yoga full-time in schools, hospitals, juvenile detention centers, street corners, and even yoga studios. She is the Executive Director of Yoga in Schools (YIS) and the director of Urban Oasis Pittsburgh, a therapeutic yoga studio. She has taught workshops, classes and trainings in 7 countries. Joanne has raised nearly half-a-million dollars for YIS from private foundations. Making a living, making a difference, is her passion.