Joan is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher; she holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia and has completed her Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode. Joan started yoga in 1985 in Canberra and committed to the Iyengar methodology in 1989. She began teaching in 1996 in Canberra and joined the teaching staff of Yoga Mandir in 2012. Currently she teaches at Queanbeyan Yoga Room. Joan practised with Geeta Iyengar and teachers from Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India in February 2014 and attended the Abhijata Srindgar Iyengar convention in Sydney in May 2015. Joan also acts as a part-time administrative assistant at the Institute.