Trauma-Informed Yoga with Joanne Spence

In this episode I interviewed Joanne Spence.  Joanne is the author of Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Toolbox for Therapists: 47 Practices to Calm, Balance, and Restore the Nervous System and the new card deck, Trauma-Informed Yoga Card Deck: 52 Self-Guided Practices to Calm, Balance, and Restore the Nervous System. Joanne has taught yoga in prisons, hospitals, schools, churches, and sometimes street corners. Her sub-specialties are treating adults and children with chronic pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia. She has over 30 years of clinical experience, ten of those years as the first yoga therapist at Western Psychiatric Hospital. Joanne’s poetry appears in Agape Review, Macrina Magazine, Enfleshed, and Pittsburgh Theological Journal. She calls Pittsburgh, PA home where she empty-nests with her husband, Doug, and flirts with the idea of homesteading.