WHY I CHOSE JOGA
Working with athletes since 2009, I have always been an advocate for recovery and looking after your body. I grew up playing competitive Ringette where I suffered an ACL injury, resulting in months of physiotherapy. This my interest in sports rehabilitation from a young age.
I found JOGA a few years ago when my brother had a session with Jana at a goalie camp and since then it has always been on my mind. I love that JOGA works within the athlete’s range of motion to prevent injury and provide amazing benefits to help improve overall performance.
A few short years later I am now finishing up my Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice at the CCO and working as a Registered Massage Therapist. I have been working with Hockey teams since 2009 as a trainer and later a Registered Massage Therapist.
JOGA is now a program I incorporate in my treatment as a way to help prevent injury and aid in the recovery process during a busy season. I love being able to teach athletes how to better take care of their mind and body so that they don’t have to sit on the sidelines!
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“I was first introduced to Joga several years ago at a goalie camp I attended and really enjoyed how each session was difficult and pushed you to your limits. Fast forward to now where I was reintroduced by Jo and the joga sessions still continue to push me to my limits. Johanna does a very good job at explaining the movements so it is easy to follow and she is smart enough to notice when I may be struggling with a movement and modifies it so I don’t create bad habits and can continue with the program.”
“I was first introduced to Joga with my good friend Jo, I had pretty much no experience with any style of joga/yoga when I began doing virtual sessions with her. After the first session, I fell in love with it! It was such a challenging workout and Jo was able to explain and demonstrate all the exercises well so that I understood every move. She also made sure to modify any exercises that I was not able to do and made sure I felt challenged enough as the sessions went on. If you’re looking for an amazing Joga instructor and class that will help you feel like an athlete then look no further. Jo is amazing and I would highly recommend her as a Joga instructor!”
“Johanna worked with my Waterloo U16 AAA Hockey Team this past season. We did weekly JOGA sessions with her. My players found these sessions very beneficial for their flexibility, balance and strength. Johanna was great with the players and our guys thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. This is now something I will be adding to my program for my players in upcoming years.”
“My name is Tyler Russell. I play hockey for the Los Angeles Jr Kings. I have been practicing JOGA for over 2 years. JOGA has helped me get stronger, especially with the strength in my legs. I really enjoy doing all of the JOGA exercises along with the salutation and the stretches. I consider JOGA a secret weapon because my body is in pain during the workout but I know that the pain is what will make me stronger. My JOGA coach, Carlie Chiovetti, is awesome. She is great at teaching all of the exercises and really cares that we are making improvements every week to help me be a stronger athlete.”
“What benefited me the most is the way we worked on my posture. In addition to that, my hips and hamstrings were always tight in the past. Now they, never get tight and I feel very fluid.”
“To be successful on the field, you have to be both physically and mentally prepared! I believe JOGA is the perfect blend of recovery, performance, and conditioning. I love JOGA because it not only makes my body feel better, but it allows my mind to let go.”
“I was looking for something new and that made sense with how my players move. This is when I was introduced to JOGA, a movement based program to help my players recover and maintain strength and mobility without sacrificing time. I felt it was an effective way of training”
“When trying to establish a foundation of strength JOGA segments 1 and 2 are very good for teaching the athlete balance and body control. This helps to increase strength and explosive power down the line.”
“JOGA is different than a traditional yoga class as it takes into consideration how athletes move, train and digest information. It’s program based and encompasses all of the physical properties needed to support elite performance.”
“When I started with Jana this past summer I noticed an immediate improvement in the way I felt physically. She paid close attention to the way my body was built and my strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to work on and improve strength and mobility that would immediately help me as an athlete. The work was very specific and tailored to my position. I’m very confident that it helped me on the ice when the season started. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future.”
“Yoga can be an integral part of the off-season training of any athlete. It is important, however, to find an instructor who understands the demands of your sport and the strength and conditioning program. Jana and the JOGA staff have a done a great job of tailoring a program to meet the needs of my athletes and are willing and able to customize their sessions based on my feedback.”