Joanne Hsieh Kane
Intuitive, supportive and compassionate with a healthy dose of “keeping it real,” Joanne is a whole-istic educator and mentor. A 500-hr certified Yoga Instructor with thousands of hours of teaching experience, Joanne began teaching in 1999 while balancing a career in retail. Joanne firmly believes that yoga is a key to finding your true self and found her own truth in 2000 when she chose to 100% dedicate herself to sharing her passion for the practice and began teaching full time. As a School of American Ballet trained dancer, Joanne has always gravitated to the alignment based aspects of yoga – what started as an affinity for the physical alignment of asana (the poses) became a fascination with aligning/re-aligning the whole person- body, mind, spirit and breath.
As a practice, Yoga provides an expansive set of tools for coping, aligning and healing – breathing techniques, asana, meditation, relaxation and philosophy. For more than two decades Joanne has used these tools in her own yoga and life practice, learning for herself what works and doesn’t work, respecting the fact that what works one day may not work the next and that the seemingly unproductive may very well bear the greatest fruit in the long run. As a teacher, Joanne is grateful to have had the opportunity to share this with her students in group classes and privates and in 2020 launched Yoga LifeStyle as a way to take these teaching off the mat and work with people in a new way. These are the guiding principles:
- We are all magnificent beings with incredible potential – this potential deserves to be recognized.
- Yogic principles and practices serve to heal disease and dis-ease we all experience.
- Through proper alignment, intelligence, intuition and motivation we can connect to the best aspect of our Self and move toward our passions, soul’s calling and heart’s desire.
Joanne is a co-founder and co-owner of Yoga Life in Port Washington, NY. In 2019 she began Aliveness Yoga, a weekly practice of yoga, psychology and spirituality, with Dr. Jen Nardozzi, a psychologist specializing in eating disorders. In 2020, Joanne joined Dr. Jen’s Food and Body (FAB) team as a Whole-listic Life Educator. FAB is a a step-by-step outpatient program for those struggling with disordered eating.
Joanne is the mother of two strong and resilient young women, Caitlin and Ella. She resides in Port Washington, NY with her yogi husband, Drew.