Johanna Siskar

  • hood River, OR United States

About us

This Yoga adventure started in January 1999 at the beautiful Expanding light, Ananda Ashram in the mountains of Grass Valley California, where Johanna Siskar found her natural love for teaching, studding under the gifted Gyandev & Diksha McCord. Through the years, Johanna have been greatly influenced by brilliant Iyengar teachers like Bob Metzler, and Master Teacher Santhanam, from whom she still learns volumes to this day. Johanna started teaching in March 1999 at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in California for 5 years, at the same time she started teaching at Yoga Place now known as Yoga Works 1999 2002, in the spring of 2002 she open her own Yoga Shala, with a couple of classes per week plus many private Yoga classes, she also worked with special populations, and in 2004 also offer Thai Yoga Therapy to her students until the end of 2006. December 26th 2006, Johanna and her husband Gary create a Yoga and healing resort on the beaches of Mancora Peru; the place is called Samana Chakra a fusion of native northern Peruvian heritage, Yoga, luxury and peace, directing Samana Chakra to this date and teaching Yoga there full time until January 2012.

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This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

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