Joe Hessenius

About The Teacher

Yoga flowed into Joe’s life in early 2012. After healing a broken foot, Joe was looking to find a new way to bring balance into his life. Little did he know that his practice would go well beyond the physical body, bringing balance to his mental and emotional life as well. He then completed his 200 hour teacher training in Vinyassa/Hatha at White Lotus in Santa Barbara, California to further his own personal practice.

Life grew, opportunities arose and soon enough Joe was teaching classes on a regular basis. He appreciates how much his own practice has grown from teaching and continues to strive to not only accommodate his students, but himself as well.

Joe has been studying and practising Yin Yoga regularly with his teacher and mentor Samantha Akers, owner of TheraYoga, since 2016. He completed his Level 1 Yin training in October 2017 and has been teaching Yin ever since. Joe has also been working one-on-one with Samantha to continue his growth in Yin Yoga, as well as assisting her to develop and edit her 300 hour teacher training manual and Yin Yoga book to be published by early 2020.

Joe happily lives part time in Northern California, where he teaches yoga, farms/gardens and does freelance writing/editing. He enjoys reading, relaxing, travelling, and pretty much anything outdoors.


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