Teachers > Joan Jolliffe
Joan first stepped onto the yoga mat at Pure Yoga in 2003 and subsequently maintained a regular practice whenever class time fitted her hectic work schedule as a design director of an international fashion brand. After years of constant long working hours and stress, Joan started to suffer from arthritis, which awakened her decision to redefine priority in life. In 2016, Joan decided to make a change and left the corporate world. She first went on a yoga retreat with Master Rachel Roberts in Bali. The immersion in yoga helped Joan to reconnect her mind and body, and she enjoyed the equilibrium from within that she had lost for long.
The amazing experience from the retreat ignited Joan’s interest in yoga in a much deeper way. In early 2017 Joan started her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Master Yogananth Andiappan, which established a strong base particularly on the therapeutic side of her yoga practice. The more she learnt, the more she wanted to know – and yoga became a pillar of Joan’s life. Thus, she continued her journey with a 300-hour Advanced Hatha Teacher Training. Joan has been a true loyal Pure Yogini and has been greatly influenced by Master Samrat Dasgupta. Joan finds it a blessing to teach at Pure, where she first started her practice.
Joan’s classes are dynamic and challenging. She emphasises the therapeutic effect of each pose and breathing techniques, targeting the connection of each muscle in one’s body with one’s mind and soul. Joan hopes her students will discover the benefits of yoga just as she has and that they will experience exhilaration and freedom after practising with her.
Qualifications and Certifications
- 4-Day Yoga Anatomy workshop with Leslie Kaminoff (2018)
- Ashtanga weekend workshop with Kino MacGregor (2018)
- Advanced Hatha Teacher Training Levels 1, 2 and 3 (2017-2018)
- 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (2017)
- Certificate in First Aid and CPR (2017)