Joann Wu Shortt, RYT200

Originally from New York, Joann has been drawn to the joy and beauty of yoga for over 15 years. Yoga enables her to return to her self in the present moment, to practice in community with her daughters and friends, and to go upside down. Joann’s teaching is influenced by her experiences bringing yoga to teens in residential treatment programs and as a scientist researching families, romantic relationships, and emotions.

Joann offers grounded classes that connect breath with movement and emphasize classic asana to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance.

Joann’s training includes a Vinyasa Yoga 200-hour RYT in Costa Rica with Satyavani Kelli Harrington and Michael Bittner, and an Ashtanga Yoga intensive on Oahu with David Swenson.

Joann thanks her teachers past and present, near and far, for their inspiration and encouragement.