Joanna Cantor‘s goal is to help her students unite body and mind in the present moment, leaving them sweaty and calm. Her breath-based vinyasa classes incorporate fluid sequencing and attention to alignment, heating and strengthening the physical body to prepare for relaxation and release. She is knowledgeable about restorative and yin yoga, and breathing techniques that bring about inner focus and tranquility.
Joanna is a graduate of the Conquering Lion Yoga 200-hour teacher training. She has also completed a 40-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute and continues to study yoga as a complementary treatment for PTSD. In addition to teaching group, corporate, and private classes, Joanna has taught yoga and meditation to military veterans; residents of Hazelden Tribeca Twelve, a drug rehab program for young adults; and patients at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She loves seeing firsthand how yoga and other mind-body practices promote healing.
This spring, Joanna will be assisting her teacher and mentor, Annie Piper, in leading trauma-sensitive yoga training through Kula Yoga.
Joanna lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a writer and is currently completing her first novel. She has worked as an editor at Random House and has written for Departures, Fodor’s, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College.