For sore bodies that need more attention & care

Specializing in  spinal health & functional movement

Hi and welcome to my website. I'm Joanne Pineau, a certified  yoga therapist with a home-based yoga studio in Thornbury, Ontario. I've been a yoga teacher and yoga therapist since 1997 and I've helped hundreds of people improve their overall health and movement patterns to reduce and eliminate pain.


In the last several years I've narrowed my area of interest and expertise to back issues like back spasms, sciatica, kyphosis and posture improvement. 

Virtual group classes are postponed until September.  

I'm now seeing clients 1-on-1 in my studio. Read protocol. 

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  "...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

Certified Yoga Therapist

I use somatic movements and a therapeutic approach to classic yoga exercises in the Viniyoga Lineage, as 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.​

 My Approach & How     it   Can Help You


How can I help?

Want to get started on your healing journey?

Send me an email or give me a call and we'll go from there.  

I have extensive training beyond that of a Registered Yoga Teacher to qualify me to work therapeutically to guide people safely with health conditions.  As with any exercise program, please consult a physician to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for you.
The information on this Website is provided for information purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical, legal or professional advice whatsoever and should not be relied upon in that respect.
Joanne works from her home studio in Thornbury, or by video conferencing  by appointment times only.