About JoElla

"JoElla is a delightfully gifted, engaging, and intuitive teacher"

- Deepak Chopra

JoElla Shepherd, a certified yoga (Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 hour level) and primordial sound meditation teacher, has spent the last 21 years studying, and 17 years teaching, many traditional and modern forms of yoga including: Atma yoga (Saul David Raye), Erich Schiffman, Ana Forrest, Chopra, Svaroopa, Yin, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and, since 2007, Kundalini Yoga.

In addition to juggling a professional teaching and consulting career, JoElla spent 7 years teaching yoga and meditation for The Chopra Center, and spent several of those years teaching internationally with Deepak and the Chopra Center staff.

JoElla has enjoyed extensive global travel including 8 trips to India and, in total, has traveled to more than 27 countries to deepen her understanding of the ancient art of yoga. Through out her journey she has been honored to work with a variety of people including children, small and large corporate groups, and has earned the trust of celebrities and global executives along the way. In addition to yoga and meditation techniques, JoElla has studied Thai Yoga Massage therapy, Integrative Massage, Reiki, and Matrix Energetics.

Having studied with many of the planet's most revered teachers in Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Quantum healing and mind body medicine she is blessed to be able to share her acquired wisdom in a very modern and grounded way.

JoElla holds a Masters degree from Purdue University where she was a Professor of Communication, is a published author, and a brand and marketing consultant. She currently lives in Kauai, Hawaii where she is learning to listen to the wind.




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