IYI Endorsed Teachers

In order to be endorsed to teach Insight Yoga, each of the teachers below completed our entire 500-hour program, which included residential retreats, trainings, daily meditation practice, assigned readings and writings as well as regular sessions with their assigned mentor. Upon completion of the program, these teachers submitted an hour-long video of one of their classes that integrated the themes of Insight Yoga for review and endorsement.

We encourage you to practice with these esteemed teachers. For additional information to be displayed, please select the teacher’s name.

Joanie Cartal, E-RYT 200 and RYT 500

Palo Alto, California



Joanie’s love for yoga and meditation blossomed over thirty years ago while studying Transcendental Meditation with the late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Since then, Joanie has practiced in the Hatha traditions of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara and Yin Yoga, studying with many master teachers. Whether teaching an energetic Vinyasa class or a soothing Yin class, Joanie uses adjustments and verbal cues to take students into safe alignment, while anchoring to the breath and emphasizing a deep connection to the inner landscape of the body. Dedicated to deepening her own explorations of ancient traditions, Joanie creates a nurturing space for students to reconnect with their innate, inner wisdom. Joanie is also a Certified BodyTalk and PaRama Practitioner and BodyTalk Access Trainer.





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