Johanna Bell, E-RYT 500
Johanna is known as a teacher of teachers and an inspiration guru who mentors countless yoga instructors on their ever expanding journeys. She is a sequencing specialist devoted to the infinitive creative and connective stream of each individual's truth and is the founder of the Illumina Full Spectrum Sequencing Approach. Her classes incorporate poetry, moving metaphor and music in a rich orchestral way that guides the student on a soulful, sweaty journey into the heart of what it means to be human. As a counselor and healer, she is recognized for her ability to see the light, wholeness and infinite potential within everyone she meets.
Johanna's yoga journey started when she was a wee tot, dancing to express the things that had no words, writing to find the images that evoke. These loves carried with her through the years, from her training as a classical ballet dancer to a degree in theatre with an emphasis in literature to a successful career as an actor, singer, dancer and choreographer in New York. Her dabbling in yoga turned serious when she discovered Sonic Yoga, graduating from its 200-hour program under the guidance of Lauren Hanna and Jonathan Fields. Johanna became teacher and manager at Sonic's Westchester studio, then joined the Sonic teacher training faculty in NYC, where she also served as co-director from 2009-2014. Johanna is also blessed with a 500-hour certification under the guidance of the incomparable Sri Dharma Mittra. She is a Reiki Healer and is finishing study in Kundalini Yoga Therapy under Guru Dharam Khalsa. She is married to the most magical man and fellow yogi, Jim Bell.