Joanne Wolf originated this yoga practice in 2005. In January 2013 after an illness, she made her transition to non-physical. We honor her legacy, this wonderful Svaroopa Yoga teaching, the practice, the website, and offer information about her here.

Joanne Wolf, MSW, RYT was a social worker with more than 40 years experience in health and mental health.  Her own serious back problem led her to yoga, which helped her so much she has a deep desire to share it.  She taught  for thirteen years.

Joanne was  certified as a teacher in three styles of yoga and as a yoga therapist.  She focused on teaching only Svaroopa® Yoga because she found it to be the most effective in relieving pain and releasing tension in both body and mind. It also facilitates going deep within the self.

She believed yoga can be modified to benefit everybody, regardless of age, size or level of flexibility!

She was a member:

  • Yoga Alliance – Registered Yoga Teacher 500
  • International Association Of Yoga Therapists
  • Svaroopa® Association of Teachers

View Svaroopa® credentials at

She had trained as:

Svaroopa® Yoga:

Yoga Teacher
Yoga Therapist
Embodyment® Therapist
Medical Yoga Therapist
Yoga Pain Clinic Leader
Deeper Yoga Teacher
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher
Gentle Yoga Teacher
Yoga for Your Back Teacher
Meditation Teacher
Half Day Workshops – Teacher
Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Integrative Yoga Therapy – Yoga Teacher and Advanced Yoga Teacher

Training  (1000 hour yoga therapy program)

Kripalu Yoga Teacher – Certified
Yoga of the Heart Cardiac Teacher Training
Arthritis Foundation PACE Program Instructor
HeartMath Provider
Reiki Master Teacher