Joeanne’s yoga journey has followed her from her younger years in dance and acrobatics into her professional life, incorporating many Read More
styles of practice along the way including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram and Yin. Approaching yoga as an addition to acrobatics seemed a natural progression at the time with the intention that it would help benefit her physically. Yoga improved her posture, reduced pain and offered an opportunity to develop strength which was essential.
Years on yoga has evolved for her, enabling her to switch off from the outside world, work and to get back to her inner-self. She now makes time to relax, recharge and restore the body, mind and spirit providing balance to a demanding career and heavy travel schedule. Whether she is at home or on the road, yoga is with her and she maintains her daily practice no matter the location.
Her practice is based on building strength through intentional movement and focusing on the breath to bridge the mind and the body. She believes that this awareness in the body develops inner wisdom and insight that allows mindfulness in health and happiness. She continues her studies by participating in various workshops, classes and courses from various teachers and mentors.
In our busy lives where we’re always on, always in demand and constantly multi-tasking, Joeanne looks forward to welcoming you to the mat at Oxenford.
Rod was born in Melbourne and moved to the Gold Coast over 25 years ago chasing sun and sand. He began his Read More
career as a butcher and moved into Staging and Events before eventually finding his true calling as a personal trainer and sports conditioning coach. He specialises in sport fitness and is a keen AFL player having played locally at various levels over the past two decades. He is an avid gym goer and continues this daily practice as a way to maintain his overall health and wellbeing.
Supporting Joeanne on her yoga path, saw Rod initially trying Bikram Yoga many years ago before ultimately setting out on a journey with her to open their first Fire Shaper studio at Oxenford. After years of team sports and lifting heavy weights at the gym, he can see the benefit of yoga and while the heat is still a challenge continues on his own journey of discovery.
He hopes to bring yoga and health into the lives of many and looks forward to seeing you at the studio.