Yoga/ Yoga Therapy/ Teaching Testimonials
"Johanna is an amazing healer and yoga therapist. This was my first time trying yoga therapy and I am obsessed. Johanna incorporated sound healing and message into the yoga therapy session and it was absolutely incredible. I was able to fully relax while letting my body move as it wanted to with the guidance of Johanna. I was fully dropped in and felt a remarkable sense of healing. If you're on the fence about working with Johanna or hesitant to try yoga therapy, I urge you just to go for it because it was one of the best things I did. You will be glad you did."
-Mary Tamul, Life Coach
"Johanna is an incredibly gifted and well rounded teacher and being. She has lead some of the most creative sequencing I have experienced in a Yoga class and does so in a way that is both approachable and encouraging. She has helped me to become aware of engaging my muscles in ways necessary for safety and injury prevention, which has helped to elevate my practice immensely.
In addition, Johanna has a gift for creating safe spaces in which to connect and open oneself to community. This is a wonderful boon to her classes, as the practices of Yoga and AcroYoga can be challenging at times and Johanna has helped me to move through this vulnerability with grace and confidence. Lastly, I have ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS heard from Johanna in the days following a workshop or series as she reaches out to express her gratitude for my presence and check in with me about my experience. She is incredibly caring and open to feedback on how to adjust classes to best suit the needs of her students. All of this attests to her commitment to be the best teacher, healer, and leader that she can be."
-Matt Robillard, yoga teacher
"I highly recommend Johanna's acro yoga classes! They are fun, welcoming and good for the soul."
"I just completed a five-day customized yoga/massage/energy retreat with Johanna. It met all of my expectations and more.
The artwork, candles, aroma, and sound current of her studio have an immediate calming effect. Johanna is an excellent listener. During our sessions she addressed all of my questions, and she responded to my physical issues. She has a vast amount of experience in several modalities. We were able to approach my problem areas on multiple levels – through yoga, acroyoga, energy work (reducing blockages), breathing techniques (opening channels), massage, dance, and journaling.
Johanna is a genuine, gentle, calming presence. She knows when to ask questions, and she knows the right questions to ask. She made thoughtful suggestions that always resonated with me. I found I was comfortable sharing with her from the start, which doesn’t happen often with me.
As a result of this retreat, I left much more relaxed than I was at the beginning. Both body and mind are still benefiting from Johanna’s healing touch."
"Johanna is the real living deal, and a dear friend! Every class or workshop takes you to new heights, literally. Been an acro yoga student of Johanna’s for years. Come play and discover what your body and soul have in store for you!"
-Alec Butterfield, yoga instructor
"I love my morning yoga with Johanna. It sets a contemplative tone for the day."
"Johanna, you were beautiful to watch and learn from. Thank you!" -Yahna S
"Johanna is just plain awesome, hands down! Great presence, loving, kind, compassionate and aware- every work session should begin with Johanna leading yoga and meditation! Thank you!"
- Laura S
"Johanna was very organized and responsive to the group."
-Rachel R, massage therapist
"The course was well-thought out in so many ways. Meeting the needs of us, the guests and the intentions of the department. Johanna- WOW you were beautiful to watch and learn from."
-Tracey M., massage therapist
"Johanna clearly put a lot of work into this training and it showed. It was interesting, entertaining and thoughtful."
-Dan D., massage therapist
"Johanna is amazing. Her knowledge, passion & presence were gifts to us all." -Amy T, licensed massage therapist
"I really appreciate the obvious care and attention Johanna put into this training. She did an excellent job."
"My experience with Johanna was amazing! I have arthritis issues and she was gentle and soothing in those areas. The flow of her hands was like a wave washing over my body and at one point I told her I felt as if I was having an out-of-body experience! She is professional and very healing. 5 stars for sure!"
"Johanna brought me to a deeply relaxed space- an ethereal, other-worldly place, really- which was particularly impressive since I walked in with so much zingy zany energy that I wasn't sure I'd be able to relax at all. Technically speaking, her massage was perfect, coming from a connoisseur... but it was really the energy she brought which dropped me into my body so profoundly. I would recommend her to anyone. We are lucky to have her in our midst!"
-Kelly Blazer, yoga Instructor, massage therapist and psychotherapist
"Highly recommend any of her yoga classes and bodywork! I've gotten massages at multiple places and after going to Johanna, I refuse to go anywhere else. She's easily the best masseuse I've ever had, with her massages being both relaxing and healing. I purchased a prenatal package while pregnant and she was saving grace to my back and feet. Can't say enough great things."
"I'm always disappointed with superficial spa-like massages. Johanna is the real deal and thats why I love her massages. She knows how to get to all the parts of my body that hurt and often finds and fixes thing I didn't even know need fixing! I always feel good after our sessions. Most importantly, I know she cares. You can't go wrong with Johanna!"
-Karden Rabin, Licensed Massage Therapist
"Johanna's massage was by far the best I have ever experienced. She is extremely sensitive, kind, caring, and intuitive with her touch. She listens deeply to her client's body, and the result is a healing, safe, therapeutic gift."
-Gwendolyn Shapiro, yoga instructor and psychotherapist
"Johanna provides excellent care to her guests/clients. She is focused and is very concerned with the care you are receiving. My results were excellent. The reflexology I received even provided me with back relief for the following three days."
-Laura Kurowski, Licensed Esthetician
"Not only are Johanna’s massages delightfully enjoyable but the lasting benefits are amazing. She has helped me through difficult times of pain and stress, and has been very sensitive to my unique needs with scoliosis. She has an incredible way of tuning into my body's needs and will often notice areas of tension that I myself am unaware of. Her style is flowing and graceful, strong and powerful. Thank you for sharing your passion and talent, you have helped me so much!”
-Rebecca Duke, School Psychologist
"Johanna brings great sensitivity and creativity to her work as a massage therapist. She creates a healing environment that makes it easy to let go of worldly concerns. Her touch is strong and assured and she is extremely attentive to individual concerns and preferences. I could not recommend her more highly."
-Karen Levine, Psychotherapist
"Johanna is one of the most qualified and exceptional massage therapists I have had the fortune of receiving bodywork from! Every massage has helped me deeply relax, relieved pain and left me feeling whole and ready to meet the world in a more positive way. I would highly recommend Johanna's work - you won't be disappointed!"
-Linda Jackson, Owner at The Centre for Acupuncture, Herbs & Massage
"Johanna's massages consistently leave me feeling so peacefully energized that sometimes I can't help but wonder 'what if everyone in the world could have a massage by Johanna once in a while?'"
-Martin Fabian, Medical Professional
"SHEER BLISS!" -Mary E.
"Johanna was mindful, careful and PRESENT. I felt she was giving her 100% to our time together."
"Before my last session with Johanna, I was suffering from emotional anxiety and physical pain from sitting uncomfortably for long periods of time working at a computer. During the session I felt soothed and nurtured. Johanna went into the areas where I was experiencing pain with sensitivity and depth, listening to my body and responding with exactly the right amount of pressure to encourage me to let go. The next day I felt energized and at ease in my body." -David M.
"I have never had such a healing massage. Johanna seems to sense the troubled areas and heals them. I have started regular visits and can't wait until my next massage.... simply the best!" -Michael A.