Joanne taught aerobics and fitness classes for over 20 years and was passionate about running. It was running that first awakened her to the connection between body, breath and spirit and the clarity of mind that comes with that connection. A sense of compassion and a desire to serve others led Joanne to pursue a nursing career. Joanne is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is thrilled to see the shift occurring slowly but surely in Western Medicine with the integration of Eastern philosophies and integrative medicine.
Joanne is certified in Reiki 1 & 2. In 2006 Joanne was studying at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA with Dr. Susan Taylor for a certification as a meditation specialist. She took the class to deepen her own meditation practice and possibly integrate the practices learned to assist her patients in the home care field. During the training, Joanne was reintroduced to Yoga and came to better understand the connection between Yoga asana and meditation. Joanne began practicing Yoga regularly at the Yoga Center of Medford, NJ and in 2011 completed the 200 hour Yoga teacher training, and then continued into the 300 hour training at the Himalayan Institute.
Joanne is eager to share the peace and tranquility she has found from a regular yoga practice and help others to experience the transformation that yoga can bring to life.
Joanne Baer, RYT 500, Ayurvedic Counselor