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Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman


Joan Hyman

Nov 14
Dec 2
Starting at $2195
Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga offers. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combined studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda and meditation. An authentic modern-day yogi, Joan’s love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings. With over 20 years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide, Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings. A leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving. For more information visit


Years Teaching

25+ years


Strong, focused Vinyasa flow


Travel. Retreats. Adventure. Ashtanga.



What inspired you to teach yoga?

I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle and have the time to practice as much as I wanted. Yoga became my passion, and I wanted to share.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Maty Ezraty, Annie Carpenter, Tim Miller, and Lisa Walford

How would you describe your style?

Strong, focused, alignment-based Vinyasa Flow Yoga. A combination of Ashtanga and Iyengar methods Infused with lightness and vinyasa.

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

I am very passionate about leading retreats because I have a strong desire to travel the world and bring people to these remote areas where they can unplug from Western living and re-create themselves while immersing in a different culture. Nature and yoga are two of the best healers, and it's incrediable to watch when these two combinations emerge. The transformation on retreats happens quickly because of all of these elements, and I truly love watching people transform into much better versions of themselves. Retreats remind us of how good we are suppose to feel by allowing our heart space to open up and helping us to connect to a more content place deep within.

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Honestly, I don't have a favorite pose because I enjoy all of them. I do love teaching backbends and inversions the most because I feel they are effective, and it's important to take a slow and methodical approach with them.

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Headstand and Shoulderstand. They always leave me feeling the most balanced and calm.

What are your favorite places to travel?

I am an avid world traveler. My most frequent places are definately Bali and India, because I'm very drawn to the Hindi culture. There is a sweetness found in the heart of these places, and I adore the people, so kind and real. I love Bali's nature and the sounds of the jungle at 5am... so full of life and Prana! India keeps me on my toes and reminds me to stay in the mystery of life!


H. Grosskopf, Goa 2016

Stellar experience! Looking forward to the next one. The help with travel planning from Michelle, Stephanie, and Joan was so great. Thank you for your constant communication leading up to the trip, with helping to plan and answering all of my questions. All of the information and advice came in handy. I felt prepared and I could enjoy myself the whole time and focus on the yoga! 

H. Grosskopf, Goa 2016

Loved it! I am SO glad I had this experience with Joan and the group. I will never forget it. It was the best travel experience I have had. The combination of the location, training, and company was amazing. Thank you! I definitely recommend going a day before and leaving a day after to prepare for the journey if traveling from the US—great advice! The trip to and from Goa, including the flight plan and connections, were perfect. I have never traveled that far alone and never traveled to Asia, so I went in with no expectations, but I could not have asked for a better journey to/from Goa. Thank you!