Joana Martinez

Joana is a loving, kind-hearted yogi whose soothing tone and warm energy embrace all those around her. Born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, she has always been passionate about helping others to feel acknowledged and accepted as they are.

Since early in 2000, Joana has been practicing yoga with amazing instructors including Marcos Jassam, Katie Beroukhim, Dina Aires, Stacy McCarthy, Camilla Sinclair, Doris Lu-Anderson and Katie Harris who all have inspired her to be her most authentic self.

In addition to practicing yoga, Joana enjoys working with kids with special needs, teaching them classes in cooking, baking, and art. She loves spending quality time with her two wonderful young adult children and husband of over 20 years, as well as running, hiking, traveling, gardening, gourmet cooking, and designing and organizing spaces.

Yoga has brought balance, grounding, and tranquility to Joana’s life and nothing brings her greater joy than sharing with her students the rejuvenating and healing qualities of a Hatha yoga for the mind, spirit, and body.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce