How Can I Help You?
We live in stressful times and life is busier than ever. How can you manage and move through the overwhelm of life's unending challenges? I can help, with flexible, integrative or individual services in mindfulness, yoga, nutrition and personal counseling. Learn more about these services or keep scrolling to learn about other programs I offer. Contact me if you're ready to take the next step!
Mindfulness in Education: Plugged into Mindfulness
This program was originally designed to train school teachers mindfulness techniques so they can be more present and relaxed in the classroom, then share mindfulness practices with their students. Plugged Into Mindfulness has also been adapted for counselors and their clients, and even for a corporate setting, training mindful leaders … Learn More...
Unstuck is a structured, personal development program that includes training in mindfulness and overall wellness, with sights on helping you live the life you imagine, with greater peace, confidence and happiness.
Looking for general counseling/coaching, mindfulness training, yoga sessions or nutrition and wellness counseling? I offer individual sessions where we can work flexibly on any or all of these things.
Train With Me
I offer an integrative, compassionate perspective on yoga and meditation in all my trainings. My 200-hour yoga training is registered with Yoga Alliance and I am a continuing education provider. My Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training is certified with the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists. Check out my YA-approved 300-hour Yoga Training too! Whether you choose to teach or whether you want to dive into self-improvement and deep practice just for you, learn more.
Research shows that mindfulness practices improve cognition, attention, and empathy. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies say mindfulness practices make them more effective. I offer individual, flexible programs in yoga, mindfulness and nutrition. I also work with a partner to offer Mindful Ascent, a mindfulness and executive coaching program. Learn More...
I'm also available to give engaging, interactive, content-filled talks or keynotes to your group, organization, or association. Topics range from mindfulness to communication to women's empowerment to wellness, or I can customize based on your needs. Available for speaking engagements in my hometown Pittsburgh, PA area and worldwide.
Women's Wellness & Empowerment Programs
Are you living the life you want, with purpose and meaning? Do you long for support around your personal goals? Want to work toward becoming your healthiest self - mentally, emotionally, and physically? My next face-to-face series starts in September. An online program is available for those not in the Pittsburgh area or not able to make the timing of the in-person sessions. Custom women's empowerment programs are also available for corporations, schools, bridal showers, or other small groups. Learn more...
I've been there...stressed, overwhelmed, feeling like there's no way through. And for the last 20 years, I've studied and practiced powerful techniques, from mindfulness to healthy eating, from yoga to positive psychology. These disciplines continue to help me over each hurdle life presents, through every obstacle. They can help you too.
I've made it my purpose and life's work to share my knowledge and experience - to help you learn how to reduce stress, take simple steps to be healthier, get to know your body through movement, find balance and ease even amidst life change and challenge, and become a happier, healthier person overall. I would be honored to help and support you on your journey to a healthy body and a peaceful soul.
“Thanks to meditation sessions with Joni, I have been able to reduce the stress I felt in my daily life. I react to things with less anxiety and worry, plus I have more energy than ever”
~ Warren, Pittsburgh, PA
“Joni's classes have really helped me to slow down and to be more aware of my body....more mindful of my thoughts and feelings. I feel stronger physically and feel empowered emotionally....better equipped to handle the challenges of every day life.”
~ Susan, mother of two
"Joni brings a unique mix of inspiration, serenity, and compassion to our yoga classes. She also provides specific instructions to the varying capabilities of the students in class, so that no one feels left out. Her particularly insightful and effective classes have helped my mind and body feel more connected and coordinated than they used to."
~ Don S., student from one of Joni’s Corporate Yoga classes.
“Since I started taking Joni's yoga classes, I've come to fully appreciate this form of exercise and relaxation so much that I try to make it part of my daily routine. Her approach to teaching yoga is rewarding to the mind and body, whether you have been practicing for years or are just getting started.”
~T.M., Sports Announcer
“Joni's classes are the most deeply relaxing thing in my life.”
~ Henry, yoga student
“Joni's healthy living program is much more than just learning how to eat nutritiously. She helps you look at all aspects of your life and learn how to find balance... I've changed a lot of my eating habits and I’ve lost weight. Plus, Joni taught me how to manage stress more effectively.”
~ M. Hogle, Pittsburgh, PA
“Joni is an instructor who lives, breaths, eats and sleeps the tenants of Yoga. Her instruction is gentle, kind and nurturing. She is always welcoming, quick with a warm smile, and willing to listen to her students requests, questions and concerns both Yoga and non-Yoga related. She is truly a knowledgeable and kind soul.”
~ D. Trombold
"Joni helped me better understand my nutritional needs. Her comprehensive approach helped me take more ownership of my health and wellness. She helped me incorporate meaningful and lasting changes. What’s more, Joni is an amazing diagnostician, and she helped me refine my asana practice to reduce niggling injuries and continue to open my body and therefore my spirit."