Teacher Joanne Tugwell

500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Joanne Tugwell
Joanne Tugwell
E-RYT 500

Joanne Tugwell is a yoga instructor and a yoga therapist. She emphasizes the integration of mind, body, and spirit and believes in a wholistic approach to health. Joanne is genuinely passionate about creating a supportive and inclusive environment for her students. With a deep understanding of yoga principles, anatomy, and philosophy, she adapts each session to best fit the varying needs of each student. Joanne promotes both physical and mental well-being through the mindful practice of yoga. She has a genuine passion for guiding others on their yoga journey. Joanne stays updated on new developments in yoga and shows a commitment to her own personal and professional growth. She encourages students and clients to move with the breath in a lighthearted and joyful way, which brings lightness to the body and freedom to the mind.

Joanne is the owner of Wake Forest Yoga Studio, LLC. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Lighten Up Teacher Training Program with Lillah Schwartz in 2008. She received her 300-hour yoga teacher certification from Triad Yoga Institute with Terry Brown in 2015. Joanne completed an 800-hour program at East Coast Yoga Therapy in 2023 and is a Yoga Therapist. Joanne is a YACEP, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and director of Wake Forest Yoga 200-hour Teacher Certification program. She is a current member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the South East (IYASE).

Joanne graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS degree in Pharmacy and is a licensed pharmacist. She has a deep love for family and has been married for over 30 years to her husband, Jeff. She is a recent grandmother and splits her time between babysitting her grandson, teaching at the studio in Wake Forest and spending time at the beach with her cat, Jazzy, and family.