Jo-Ann D’Alfonso – Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Holistic Health Coach
Jo-Ann is a dedicated, compassionate, and conscientious yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist and Holistic Health Coach living in Ottawa, Ontario. She has spent more than 25 years as a leader in the wellness and lifestyle sectors. She has earned her certification in the Kripalu tradition and a certification as a Yoga Therapist. She is presently completing her 1000-hour Yoga Therapist Certification with the Nosara Yoga Institute of Costa Rica. Continually advancing her studies, she has also just completed her LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety and an advanced training in Pranayama and Self-Awakening Yoga. Jo-Ann is versed in Thai Yoga Massage, Pranassage techniques, postural analysis and structural alignment.
In addition to teaching yoga classes, Jo-Ann is certified to see clients one-on-one and to facilitate group programs. With the intention to support her clients to begin a journey forward in their own self-exploration, healing, and transformation, she offers Yoga Therapy programs specifically tailored to individual needs. By assessing, supporting, and responding to clients on a one-on-one basis, she is able to identify the priorities and practices most suited to both physical healing and personal growth. The goals of Yoga Therapy include eliminating, reducing or managing symptoms that cause suffering; improving function; helping to prevent the occurrence or re-occurrence of underlying causes of illness; and moving toward improved health and wellbeing. Yoga Therapy supports the treatment of cancer, grief, diabetes, obesity, anxiety and depression, pain management and rehabilitation, weight management, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, PTSD and more. Jo-Ann emphasizes the intelligent alignment of joints so movements in all of life’s activities are fluid and bio-mechanically sound. Her sensitive approach is rooted in deep respect for the intelligence of the body-mind connection and the human capacity for inner-guidance.
Jo-Ann has helped to organize international yoga conferences while serving as Director of the annual Atlantic Yoga Conference and Co-Director of the Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training School (AYTT) in Nova Scotia. She also operated a retreat centre, yoga studio and Yoga Therapy clinic on Nova Scotia’s south shore before moving to Ottawa in 2011. She continues her practice now in Ottawa, and brings to all of her work an energetic and uplifting style, personal conviction, passion, and easy way of communicating with students and clients.
Jo-Ann is also available to visit your facility and offer programs and workshops.
Jo-Ann D’Alfonso’s Schedule:
• Adaptive Yoga 2-3pm
• Unwind Yoga 6:30-7:30pm
• Hatha Yoga 10:30-11:30am