Joi Straaten

Joi is a plant-eating, dog-rescuing, moon-worshipping, extroverted hippie at heart. She did her first yoga class at 13, and nearly 30 years later, she decided to share her love of yoga with others, training with Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Joi uses her knowledge of Yin, Restorative, Hatha and Vinyasa to create a playful and vigorous flow class with a focus on alignment. She invites her students to feel good in their bodies, step outside of their comfort zone, and modify poses when necessary. Mindful, challenging and fun, her classes are appropriate for any level practitioner.

Joi doesn’t have one “guru”, but enjoys learning from a variety of teachers in many different styles. She has attended master workshops with renowned teachers including Mitchel Bleier, Rolf Gates, Christy Burnett, Simon Park, Tiffany Cruikshank, D’ana Baptiste, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman and most recently, Schulyer Grant and Matt Phippen.

Joi loves how yoga gradually develops into a lifestyle – a way of being that generates greater connectedness and contentment. She believes that we can take what we learn on the mat and apply these lessons to our everyday life – creating more connection, compassion and balance in the world around us.

Joi is an E-RYT 500 and YAC.