Joyce Thompson Bianchi , RYT200
Joyce Thompson Bianchi
has had an interest in health and fitness for over 20 years, adding yoga to her
fitness routine about six years ago.
states, "Ours was a family of natural athletes.
"My father was in the U.S. military.
A strong man, he
was physically fit, athletic and walked proud and with good posture.
I was always aware of the manner of carrying oneself, and so yoga seems natural to me." As her
practice evolved, she
was encouraged to share her
love of hatha yoga with others.
"I was just so taken with the beauty and gracefulness of yoga," she
Having modeled as a teenager, she
later was a fashion model in Milan, Italy.
She earned a B.A degree in Telecommunications from CSU-Fresno and worked in radio and television as a news writer and also voiced news stories.
has appeared in television commercials and voiced radio ads.
has for the past ten years worked in child abuse prevention, a topic dear to her
has been teaching yoga for over four years.
likes people and her
classes reflect her
style is a smooth blend of the different styles of yoga she
studies in an effort to keep her
As a Christian, Joyce views her
good health as a blessing and believes that we need to take care of what God has given us.
"So often, we take our health and our good genes for granted and squander them by making poor lifestyle choices.
Payback for me is knowing that a regular yoga practice -- one which focuses on strength, balance and flexibility -- contributes to my students' good health and well-being.
Medical research supports the health benefits of mindful breathing as well," she
is married and has two sons.
is registered with Yoga Alliance
at the 200 hour level.