The Heart of Yoga

"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." - B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga connects mind, body, and spirit awakening places within that may have never been stirred. Layers of dust are swept away revealing what is at the heart of who you really are: Your True Self. You are as you always have been: an illuminating beacon of light that radiates love, compassion, kindness, and joy. The journey of Yoga leads you down a beautiful and enlightening heart path. Yoga means "union": of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. This ancient spiritual science offers a direct means of stilling the natural turbulence of thoughts and restlessness of body that prevent us from knowing what we really are. I invite you to watch the following FILM from UPLIFT.


Description of YOGA CLASSES

Gentle Yoga: This class takes a more gentle approach and will be focused around those who may have chronic pain, physical limitations preventing them from taking a "traditional" yoga class, or for those who just want to take it easy. For the most part, this class will stay on the ground either seated or lying down, with a few standing poses sprinkled in. Yin and Restorative yoga may also be taught.  All levels are welcome.

Align & Flow: This class is focused on alignment with some vinyasa flow sprinkled throughout the practice. In living mindful and aligned to our Truth, we are able to Flow through life with the greatest of ease.

Mind, Body, Breath: Yoga philosophy, movement, and breathwork ... this class connects you deeply to Self.

Yoga for Athletes: Designed for athletes and those that are active at all levels. Focus on flexibility, ROM, strength, breath, and concentration for specific sport or activity.

Yoga to the CORE: Focusing on the core will bring strength and freedom to your asana practice as well as your everyday activities. Get ready to feel the burn! Then cool down with a little Yin/Restorative.

Group Yoga CLasses

No Weekly Classes Scheduled at this Time

New to yoga? Not sure what class to start with? Have physical issues that have you concerned about taking a yoga class? Nervous that you won't be able to keep up? Concerned that you're not flexible or strong enough? No need to worry! I am passionate about teaching yoga to people just like you! I have an MS in Exercise Science and a background in dance, therapeutic massage, and alignment based yoga teacher training. I can help you learn the basics and modify poses for your ability and/or conditions to keep you safe and feeling good. I will gently assist you to begin learning yoga from a place of self awareness as opposed to self consciousness so that you are able to embrace all that yoga has to offer. I will come to your home AND you can invite up to 5 of your friends. I can provide mats and all the props. Please share with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga takes a more passive and meditative approach holding and melting into poses for 3-5 minutes. This style of yoga is directed towards the connective tissue, fascia, and joints. The poses are performed mostly on the ground.  It truly teaches you to listen and be with stillness. 

Yoga Lab: Let's break down this thing called Asana and fine tune your practice in this workshop style class! Focusing on alignment, form, and breath in different groups of poses: backbending, standing poses, balancing poses, twists, etc. culminating into a peak pose. 

Restorative Yoga: Center your breath and body while aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness supported by props or gentle movement for extended periods of time.

Yin Yang Fusion: Movement and stillness come together: Flow from the heart and connect within.

Yoga 101: New to yoga? This is a great class for you! AND if you have taken yoga before, this is a wonderful refresher practice to fine tune your alignment and form. Yoga is more than a physical practice and you will learn the Eight Limbs of Yoga that make Yoga Yoga.

Go inwards, find Your Inner Space, and suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, of ecstasy. -Osho

Private to Semi-Private Yoga

(Up to 6 People)

90 Minutes $125

75 Minutes $105

60 Minutes $85

45 Minutes $65

30 Minutes $45

Contact me for interest in bringing yoga to your work place, event, school, home,  or community.

* Purchase a package of 4 sessions, receive the 5th one free!


"I want to thank you for all of your help in yoga. When I first started, the floor seemed so far away and I really did not know how I could get down to it. Laying flat on my back, standing, walking, and sitting were all mindfully painful activities. Having had some very good yoga instructors, about 25 years before I started with you, made me relatively sure that yoga would be the answer for my locked up, crippled frame. I had been using a chiropractor inconsistently but became too solidified in my soft tissues, swollen and sensitive to pain for chiropractic adjustment positioning to be effective.

At the start of lessons with you, my knee was so visibly swollen, it drew attention and questions. Each step I took produced audible cracking and crunching and I struggled to use my leg in the way that would produce the very least crunching and swelling. Having relatives with knee replacements made me concerned about the health of the cartilage within my own knee as well as wonder if that was where I was headed. As you helped me gain flexibility in that knee, the cracking stopped and swelling went away. Then my hip became the loudest complaint and I recognized that my knee was definitely only a symptom of a deeper problem.

After about 4 months of classes, and numerous releases in the small muscles encapsulating my hip socket, I gained an energy through my full leg which I could only remember I once possessed. Some of the really deep releases gave me unbelievable emotional releases and soreness for days afterwards, but having a past in massage therapy and some training in physical therapy made me understand that this was just a part of the healing process.

After about 8 months, my lower back let go of the solidified tissue that was the true seat of my problem. When my spine is now in it's proper alignment, I have no swelling, nor cartilage crunching, and my hip doesn't hurt at all. This provides me with a long, balanced, free-flowing gate. Thank you for giving me my body back. I had become so bound up that I was forced to remain sedentary, thus my physical problems could only compound. Now, I can do all sorts of activities which I thought were gone to me. I miss you and your teachings but will forever be grateful for the instructions you provided me with which enabled me to be free again. Even now, discomfort patterns I can recognize the source of and use your teachings to free myself again.

I hope you get to share your passion with many more needy people that can appreciate your gift. God bless you Joi!" -Carlin G.

​"I have been attending Joi’s Yoga classes for several months now. Several friends recommended yoga as an alternative to the gym as I was not happy with the bulk I was gaining in my arms. I was hesitant as I don’t see myself as a “yoga” person. Joi offered a beginners class on a donation basis and I finally talked myself into going with nothing to lose. I kick myself for not listening to my friends and attending sooner. From the very first night Joi was warm and welcoming. She gives her classes a personal touch, so in a room full of strangers you feel like you are among friends. She is funny, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Throughout each class, she gives moderations and gentle corrections, each class seems to have a spiritual theme rooted in personal growth. After several months we have beginners, intermediate and even experts in the same class, every skill level learns, improves and is made to feel welcome. I have learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed my classes with Joi, she is one of a kind and has made a profound difference in not just my physical health but emotional health as well." -Lindsey M

"On starting doing yoga at Your Inner Space with Joi, I was new to yoga. I had done pilates videos before, but did not have any formal direction, and consequently, had poor form. Joi always talked us {her students} through class; the names of the poses, what to focus on body wise, when to breathe, and how to flow. She would describe the ways your body should form poses, what you should be focusing on stretching and contracting. She's always very patient and helps with any direction anybody might need. Her expertise in physiology really helps her explanations of what you're doing and prevents injury with use of proper body mechanics. Joi has very friendly vibes, and makes you feel welcome and at peace in her classes. With her awesome guidance, I developed a love for yoga and now practice in my own time when I can't make her classes. I would absolutely recommend anybody to go to Joi's classes, no matter what level of yogi you might be." -Jennifer M.

"Joi is an amazing yoga teacher! She is gentle of spirit and still tough  (in the good way... The one in which she gives you the confidence to go where you thought you couldn't)." - Melissa J.

"I started my personal journey with yoga in April 2014 via DVD, YouTube and Instagram videos. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After a few months of trying this and attempting that, I decided I should try out an actual yoga class with a face to face teacher. I went to a couple classes about an hour away from where I live and they were fun but I needed someone who was more hands on. A friend told me about Joi who was teaching in town a few nights a week. After months and months of saying I was going to go, I finally went. My first time in class I can remember I was so nervous. I was scared of the entire experience but Joi reassured me. She would repeat key points about the asanas and say things like, "it's yoga practice, not yoga perfect." Hearing these out loud made me feel comfortable in where I was in my practice. She realigned me, told me where to put my hands, reminded me to breath, and more importantly, made me feel like it was just us in the room. This. This was what I was missing in my practice. Knowing Joi was there to guide me through my practice made me want to do more. After taking a few of her classes, I began to understand that yoga isn't just about the poses or the handstands. It's about connecting with yourself in the present moment. Learning to control your breath, body and mind has opened an entire new view of the world for me. I have found so much peace in knowing that it's okay, whatever happens, I control it. I am the pilot of my vessel. It may seem strange that yoga could affect someone this way, but it has for me. I can't wait to see what else this journey has in store." -Taylor E.

"Joi has been my yoga teacher since she began teaching yoga. She talks everyone thru the poses and gives individual attention. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable with their individual body type and physical limits. She makes every class fresh and teaches from her heart. My body and my soul have been transformed by her classes." - Shawna M.

"Joi is a person that was given a gift to teach. Yoga is a passion that she brings to every class and l love how no matter where your at in your practice she is cheering you on to want to be better. Her classes leaving you wanting more physically and spiritual in the growth of life. Namaste ." Kim M.

"Joi is a kind and gentle teacher.I feel so at ease. I'd recommend her to everyone! One class and you will be hooked. I feel a pep in my step whenever class is over." - Amber L.

"I love yoga classes with Joi! She has a gentle spirit and teaches with love and grace. I look forward to every class!" - Nicolette D.

"I love taking classes with Joi! I always learn something new from the class and leave feeling inspired and light. She really helps you with your alignment. I have been doing yoga for five+ years with many different teahers and Joi's classes have been my favorite. She is an amazing yoga teacher for all levels of yogis!" - Angela W.

"Joi is extremely experienced and friendly. Every class I feel lighter after and have noticed my outlook on life is more positive. She is a great role model and extremely compassionate. Wonderful yoga teacher, the best I've ever had." - Rachel H.