About me

Joanne Smallwood

I have been a devoted yoga practitioner since my early twenties and I have taught internationally for over 16 years. After completing my Teacher Training in 2005 at The Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto with Ron Reid and Diane Bruni, I traded the infamous Canadian winters for warmer shores of India. I spent 12 years practicing, learning and teaching in India, the motherland and birth place of yoga.  This was a time for growth, constant learning and transformation – my love of yoga, teaching and practicing, evolved.

I lead Vinyasa flow classes that are dynamic, fluid, energizing and self-motivating. Filled with technique, alignment and a systematic approach to building strength and balance, my classes offer an array of intelligent sequences covering a wide variety of themes. I have a keen eye for reading bodies and helping people work through limitations to build a stronger more powerful, transformative practice.

My Prenatal and Restorative yoga classes provide a space to share my love for deep relaxation as I guide my students into a state of bliss.

I also offers ‘sound meditation’ sessions for deeper rejuvenation. Using Tibetan Bowls as instruments for sound vibration, one can reach a state of stillness and calm, in which sound nourishes the nervous system allowing the entire body to relax at a deeply profound level.

I relocated to Dubai in 2017 and I am available for private yoga and sound mediation sessions.  If you would like to arrange an appointment for a 1:1 session with me please contact me on the contact page.

Joanne and One Eyed Baba at Kumbh Mela
[10to8booking organisation_id="fff919dc-e6cb-43f8-85f5-718a299a63b4"]