Joanne Ransom, M. Ed., is a Professional Level (500 hr.) certified Kripalu yoga teacher. She is a lifelong student of yoga, meditation, and life. She incorporates what she has learned from her many years of study at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, from a variety of other yoga traditions with senior teachers, and from many years of meditation practice, into a unique and creative approach to teaching yoga. Her classes emphasize the intelligent use of principles of alignment to prevent injury and to optimize the organic flow of energy available to us. She is interested in balancing strength with flexibility, alignment with surrender, knowledge with mystery, and in empowering students to live their best lives on and off the mat. Joanne is also a Counselor and massage therapist in private practice.