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Personal Trainers

JOANNA FERREIRA
YOGA

I would have to say that I really didn’t find yoga, but rather it found me. I started doing Yoga in January 2012. Initially, it was a New Year’s Resolution. The plan was to sign up for a month of unlimited yoga, to help relieve the stress that I was feeling at work, and once all my stress was gone, to go back to my ‘regular’ life—up until this point, the only way I knew how to deal with life’s stresses: running my worries away on my treadmill and the odd bicep curl. After reading many articles and talking to a few friends who had tried yoga, I was ready and open to let this “yoga” do its thing. I had been struggling with this sense of confusion and emptiness in my mind, a longing for more and what else, even considering a career change. As soon as I did that first yoga class, I came out saying “What just happened?!” Having been a runner for 16 years, I never thought that I would feel something even better than that “runner’s high.” Little did I know how life altering that class would be. This class shook me up. I loved it but I wasn’t sure what do to next. All I knew is that I wanted and needed more. I soon discovered that my practice was not only about the physicality and how amazing my body felt but rather the total rinsing and clearing of my mind and spirit. I was learning to deal with difficult circumstances with peace and acceptance and letting go of the things that were not beneficial in my life. That was the care that I truly needed.  After only one class I knew that my practice of yoga was that piece that I needed to align my mind, body and spirit. Soon after, I knew that I wanted to share this joy, this peace that I felt, with others.

In 2013, I completed my Yoga teacher training and became a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance). I specialize in teaching Core/Fusion Yoga (a more Pilates-Based Yoga class) and vary my classes accordingly, whether it be a more Vinyasa Flow Yoga class or a more Hatha Flow class.

The huge transformations in my life have been as a result of coming on my mat day in and out and being around the Yoga community. I am challenged every time I am attending and teaching a yoga class but most importantly, I am inspired to find my inner power and strength and inspired to do the same for others through my teaching. I am thrilled to be teaching at Xtreme Couture and am so grateful to be a part of this positive and welcoming community.

I would have to say that I really didn’t find yoga, but rather it found me. I started doing Yoga in January 2012. Initially, it was a New Year’s Resolution. The plan was to sign up for a month of unlimited yoga, to help relieve the stress that I was feeling at work, and once all my stress was gone, to go back to my ‘regular’ life—up until this point, the only way I knew how to deal with life’s stresses: running my worries away on my treadmill and the odd bicep curl. After reading many articles and talking to a few friends who had tried yoga, I was ready and open to let this “yoga” do its thing. I had been struggling with this sense of confusion and emptiness in my mind, a longing for more and what else, even considering a career change. As soon as I did that first yoga class, I came out saying “What just happened?!” Having been a runner for 16 years, I never thought that I would feel something even better than that “runner’s high.” Little did I know how life altering that class would be. This class shook me up. I loved it but I wasn’t sure what do to next. All I knew is that I wanted and needed more. I soon discovered that my practice was not only about the physicality and how amazing my body felt but rather the total rinsing and clearing of my mind and spirit. I was learning to deal with difficult circumstances with peace and acceptance and letting go of the things that were not beneficial in my life. That was the care that I truly needed.  After only one class I knew that my practice of yoga was that piece that I needed to align my mind, body and spirit. Soon after, I knew that I wanted to share this joy, this peace that I felt, with others.

In 2013, I completed my Yoga teacher training and became a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance). I specialize in teaching Core/Fusion Yoga (a more Pilates-Based Yoga class) and vary my classes accordingly, whether it be a more Vinyasa Flow Yoga class or a more Hatha Flow class.

The huge transformations in my life have been as a result of coming on my mat day in and out and being around the Yoga community. I am challenged every time I am attending and teaching a yoga class but most importantly, I am inspired to find my inner power and strength and inspired to do the same for others through my teaching. I am thrilled to be teaching at Xtreme Couture and am so grateful to be a part of this positive and welcoming community.