Joanne Spence

Joanne Spence is a dynamic and experienced yoga teacher known for her ability and passion to lead, encourage, and motivate teachers and therapists. She has 25 years of social work experience and an extensive knowledge of how simple mindful movement and breathing affect mood. Joanne is a Yoga Alliance Advanced Yoga Scholarship recipient and a Yoga Journal Seva Award winner for selfless acts of service to others. She is the director of Urban Oasis Pittsburgh, a yoga therapy studio, and the founder and executive director of Yoga in Schools, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching life skills through yoga. She also works as a part-time yoga therapist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.