Trainer Profile

Joni Wellness, CIYT

Joni has been in the field of wellness, practicing and teaching yoga for over four decades. She is an Intermediate Junior I, CIYT.  She apprenticed with many senior Iyengar teachers including Mary Dunn, Aadil Palkhivala, Joan White, Judy Brick Freedman and Peentz Dubble. She continues her studies with the finest Iyengar Teachers including Theresa Rowland at Studio Yoga in Madison, NJ. Based in Manhattan for over 20 years, Joni taught classes and Teacher Trainings at the top NYC yoga studios, and internationally, including four years at Jivamukti Yoga Center. She has healed many of her own injuries and loves passing on the practical shortcuts and efficient techniques of her field(s).  She has been quoted in numerous articles about yoga, is the author of many articles and a Wellness CD, and has Free Wellness Conference Calls. Joni has also served as a hospice volunteer, doula, massage therapist (for the Joffrey Ballet and to the stars), Health Coach and Community Drum Circle Facilitator.  She is currently in the 2-year Newark Leadership program, is the Coordinator for the Children’s Mala of the NJ Global Mala, and lives in Newark with her Westie rescue dog. www.joniwellness.com
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