Root Song Mindfulness

Root Song Mindfulness


Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 7:45 PM | Flow | The Studio | Madison, WI

Thursdays 6:00 | Vinyasa | Monona Yoga | Monona, WI


home practice launch

While having a yoga studio you can call home is important, having an at-home yoga practice is truly next step for a seamless and integrated approach to yoga as a way of peaceful living. A well-planned, personalized home yoga practice can be foundational in taking charge and prioritizing your wellness in everyday life, and will multiply the benefits of your yoga studio class experience. My aim is to guide you in that process. These two 90-minute in-your-home sessions are designed to help take you from a “studio-only” yoga student to a daily practitioner of asana, meditation and mindfulness.

Our first session is all about discovery: We will discuss your emotional, physical and spiritual goals, as well as blocks and limitations. We’ll talk about your space and how to transform the energy to support you in your practice. We’ll talk props and supplies, what you have and what you might need. We’ll practice various yoga poses, and conclude with a Reiki session to identify any energy blocks. Afterwards, I’ll get to work planning your home practice including an energizing flow, relaxing restorative sequence, breath work practice and mediation.

In our second session, we will tie it all together. We’ll go through your personalized yoga sequences and do a second Reiki session. You’ll also receive a written guide for reference, a personalized essential oil blend and custom crystal grid to help define your intention and space.

-$350 (plus travel if outside of Dane County)


In addition to her weekly studio schedule, Joan offers all levels Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra and Restorative in a group or individual setting.


Whether you're just starting a meditation practice and would like initial instruction, or want to add a guided group meditation for a work retreat, Joan will work with you to  create the experience you're looking for. 

RETREATS and Special events

September 7: Harvest Moon Yoga Festival

Join Joan on Saturday morning for Realign: Journey through the Chakras. There are seven primary Chakras or “wheels” of energy found in our bodies. They store experiences and conditioning throughout our development, each affecting us emotionally, physically and spiritually as we live our daily lives and interact with others. Explore, engage, release and bliss out in this 90-minute mix of slow flow, yin, aromatherapy, contemplation, breathwork, guided meditation and the healing art of Reiki, all set to an original soundscape by Joan's main musical endeavor, Avian Aura. Come for the whole weekend and listen to Avian Aura on Friday night! Festival website.

November 2: Remembering Mom: Women’s Maternal Legacy Workshop and Ritual

Details coming soon


Reiki III certified, Joan can conduct individual or small group sessions. 


about Joan


Joan started her yogic journey over a decade ago. What began as an hour of refuge from the stresses of career and family turned into a path of self-discovery, spirituality and education, including a 200-hour yoga school certification through 21st Century Yoga on the Mat with Alex Pfeiffer (Madison, WI). She also hold Reiki 3 certification with Kelly Scholz of Body and Soul Energy.

By facilitating connections with body, self and others in a safe, loving container, Joan feels that modern yoga is a powerful healing agent in our world. In her classes, expect dynamic movement, breathwork, guided meditations, energy visualizations, and for flow classes, a physical challenge. Her goal is for students to leave feeling lighter and stronger physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Outside of yoga, you’ll find Joan writing music, playing various instruments and singing in two local bands, adventuring in the kitchen and traveling with her partner Gary and their two huge pups