Joanne Yanke


Bachelor  of Science  in Kinesiology 

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher + Prenatal

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner

Crunchy Mama who Loves & Trusts Birth & Natural Health

Joanne Yanke lives to share her expertise of health and wellness with others. Joanne has been teaching yoga since 2006 and has expanded her field of knowledge through numerous disciplines of yoga. Her career began as a Certified Personal Trainer and YogaFit instructor while completing her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). This blossomed into a love of everything yoga. Joanne went on a jouney, completing the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with the Maru Yoga in South Korea and 150 hour Intensive at the Agama Esoteric School in Thailand which covered traditional yogic philosophy, spiritualism, chakras, cleansing and healing.  During this journey Joanne also discovered Emotional Freedom Technique as a powerful healing tool for herself and clients. This therapy technique has become a main staple in her birth workshop and for her 'Yoga for Fertility' class in particular.

Joanne experienced the benefits of prenatal yoga herself and the tools it provided to aid in natural birth. Joanne was blessed with the amazing experience of a home water birth with her son in April 2012 and a very fast recovery with postnatal yoga.  A desire to delve deeper into holistic energetic healing modalities has led Joanne to BodyTalk.   Joanne loves how BodyTalk works to address the whole person physically, emotional, spiritually and energetically. BodyTalk takes into account all aspects of the person; their environment, emotions and belief systems and helps the body to release them so physical  and emotional health can be restored. With Joanne's passion for all things baby she quickly discovered how BodyTalk can help with fertility, pregnancy, birth and baby.


Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology '06 - University of Saskatchewan

Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP) 2004 

YogaFit Level 1 (YogaFit International) 2006

Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 hour (Yoga Alliance) Power Vinyasa Yoga, Maru Yoga Institute, South Korea 2009

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with David Swenson 2009

Agama Yoga School Thailand 150-hour course Traditional Yoga philosophy/practice 2009

Aura Wellness 200 hour Pre-Post Natal Yoga Teachers Certification (with honors) 2011

Yoga for Specific groups; Senior & Chair, Athletes & Children- Namaskar Yoga 2014

BodyTalk Fundamentals Training  February & March 2014

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner- International BodyTalk Association, May 5, 2014

BodyTalk Advanced Training- Module4(7), Module 3