Specializing in spinal health
& functional movement
For sore bodies over 50, that need more attention and care.
FREE DOWNLOAD - Posture Basics
Hi and welcome to my website. I'm Joanne Pineau, a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).
I've been teaching yoga since 1997 and own a small Yoga Therapy Studio in my home in Thornbury Ontario.
"... Just a short note to say that I got a lot out of the sciatica course. I am putting into practice the postures and exercises to alleviate discomfort and strengthen muscles."
Mary McElroy/ Retired, 1-on-1 Online
"...I will never be able to express my full gratitude to you for the
care and skill you shared with me that allowed me to heal my body and mind.
Simply, all I can say is a very heartfelt "Thank you!".
Susan / Manager
"The class met and surpassed my expectations -
I was not prepared to be able to move that much more easily so quickly."
Sally / Retired
Afternoon Classes in April
Hips, Low Back & Posture
Although these classes are a continuation of the classes in March everyone is welcome to join.
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
April 6 - April 27 @ 4:00- 4:45pm $88
Friday Evening Classes
One Hour of Bliss - Move, Stretch & Relax
A gentle class to de-stress the body with slow gentle movements, stretches and guided relaxation and breathing techniques.
REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Studio Classes are on a pause right now. When they resume, please note they run in blocks, with the possibility of drop-in for a trial class if space available and by prior arrangement only.
Consider taking virtual classes. I offer group classes and private 1-on-1 classes by appointment online.
How it Works
I use somatic movements and a therapeutic approach to classic yoga exercises in the Viniyoga Lineage that in part uses the weight of the body to create strength and is also a very effective form of neuro-muscular retraining that alleviates chronic pain and improves physical functioning, posture and mobility.
This approach stands out from other forms of bodywork (acupuncture, massage, chiropractic) in that it relies upon your participation to provide sensory feedback, not just to muscles and nerves, but to the brain.
Many of my clients reach out to me once they have completed a treatment plan from their physiotherapist and continue to make significant improvements.
Others want to be more pro-active with their self-care and use yoga therapy to supplement the work of manual soft tissue therapies like osteopathy, chiropractic and massage; and clients having experienced trauma and looking to ground themselves after dissociation have included Yoga Therapy as part of their approach to recovery.
Releases chronic musculo-skeletal contraction that results from stress, physical trauma, and repetitive movement that may cause back and neck pain, scoliosis, sciatica, knee, hip and shoulder pain.
Allows the brain to recalibrate the co-ordination of muscles used in daily activities like walking and bending.
Improves posture, circulation, and gradually rebuilds body strength, flexibility and improves movement patterns without making a pre-existing condition worse.
You become more self-aware, develop a more profound experience of the mind/body connection, qwel agitation and anxiety, feel more grounded.
You will feel positive changes almost immediately in your state of mind and body.
Often leads to desireable lifestyle changes and resiliency.
Work with me
I work with individuals one-on-one and in small groups live online and in my home yoga studio in Thornbury and offer group programs throughout the year. I run some of my programs in Meaford through the Meaford Recreation Department.