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Joanna Brooks

Rufus King High School

Registered Yoga Instructor| Owner--Embody YOGA

Joanna first developed an interest in yoga as a teenager; over the years, she experimented with various forms of physical fitness and dance before returning to the practice in 2011. Joanna started her business, Embody YOGA, with the mission to share the practice of yoga with people of color by offering classes that are accessible, affordable and culturally relevant. Since its founding in 2015, Embody YOGA has served and educated over 400 students, the majority of whom identify as people of color. Nothing brings her more joy than to witness her students develop a personal relationship and connection to the practice of yoga. 

Joanna also holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, with an emphasis in child and adolescent counseling from Marquette University and has a deep commitment to working with young people and connecting with people through yoga.

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