Inward Office instructor

Joanne Wu, M.D.

   Joanne began her yoga journey through competitive racing in marathons and triathlons in 2005. She had always been an athlete, and had a passion in fitness and health. She used yoga and competitive racing to cope with stress and keeping healthy during medical school and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As her clinical experience grew in medicine, she sought to use yoga and other mind/body exercises such as pilates, hooping, aerial yoga as modalities to not only keep people fit, but well. She is 200 hr certified through Yoga Alliance and trained in an Anusara inspired program. She also took courses in PiYo, Thai Yoga Massage, Iyengar, Restorative yoga to diversify her other fitness trainings in pilates, pilates reformer, spinning. She practices various forms of yoga outside of anusara including power vinyasa and bikram. She even took focused trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine Center so that she can teach yoga and chair yoga to seniors and at Kripalu for yoga for scoliosis. She has attended trainings with Simon Park, Seane Corne, Sianna Sherman, Jason Magness and Elise Browning Miller. Joanne believes in balance, and continues to learn various styles of yoga and mind/body medicine, to better serve herself, her students, and her patients. She currently works at Unity Health at the Unity Spine Center and remains faculty at University of Rochester School of Medicine who teaches medical students how to become more diversified, compassionate, and holistic. Joanne also has had additional trainings in Reiki 1, osteopathic manipulations, active release techniques, craniosacral therapy, and has completed training at Harvard University for acupuncture.

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