Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style creates space for students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with teachings of true yogic traditions. Her students emerge from their practice with the rich, bright energy that yoga offers. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the joyful study of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Ayurveda (the science of life), and meditation.
As a citizen of the world, she takes her students on adventures to India, Peru, and other places dear to her, infusing much more than asana. Joan is an authentic modern day yogi with a daily yoga practice. Her love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings. She is committed to helping her students live from within their highest potential.
With over twenty years of experience, Joan Hyman is a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher and E-RYT Yoga Alliance 500-hour certified, who weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops and retreats all over the world. As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Mind Body & Green. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and experience on health and wellness. Recognized for her outgoing social energy and ability to connect with people on a deeper level, she was chosen as an ambassador for the Lululemon Athletica store in West Hollywood and represents other successful yoga brands such as Manduka and Solow.
“Joan is a legend. She drives you right into your goals, all you have to do is SHOW UP. She has a wonderful way of easing you into things you never thought you could do, without forcing you there – making you believe you can do them, and haven’t you heard the yoga is mostly mental? Flexibility helps, but it’s how you approach the poses and your attitude towards them that makes the difference. She is a fairly famous yogi, but has not succumbed to the celebrity attitude. Her teaching is pure and loving, and she will take care of you! It only took one class with her for me to get hooked – I try to make her classes whenever I possibly can because they are a treat!” –Testimonial