Joanne Spence – Slow Movement
Bring your blankets, bolsters, pillows, and blocks. This class will slow you down and tap into your parasympathetic nervous system. Ideal for people who suffer from anxiety, busy bees, working professionals always tied to the clock, parents who are constantly on the go, and seniors looking for subtle movement. Settle in and find ease in your body for the first time in a while.
Australian born, Pittsburg based, Joanne holds a BSW, MA, C-IAYT, and E-RYT500 degrees and certifications. She has trained in yoga therapy with Amy Weintraub (LifeForce Yoga), Susi Hately (Functional Synergy), Kristine Weber (Subtle Yoga) and Jill Miller (Yoga Tune-Up). Joanne is a Life Force Practitioner II and serves as a mentor for the LifeForce Yoga Institute. Joanne also formed Yoga In Schools, a nonprofit organization geared towards incorporating yoga practice in the classroom. She is also the author of Absolute Beginners Yoga, Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, Stories of School Yoga, and Trauma Informed Yoga.
Joanne is the author of “Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Toolbox for Therapists: 47 Simple Practices to Calm, Balance, and Restore the Nervous System.” She is also the founder of Yoga in Schools, a non profit organization based in Pennsylvania.