Welcome to Third Street Yoga

Meditation, Yoga, Wellness and Yoga Teacher Training

Joanne VandenHengel, ERYT


Joanne has been offering yoga teacher trainings in and around Pittsburgh for many years. She has graduated over 100 yoga teachers to date.

The 2013-2014 200 hour training at Bliss Bliss Bliss, Morgantown WV  is beyond midway now with a wonderful group of yogis . Bliss is a wonderful and invigorating studio. Being there is like going home!

The 2014 class has begun at Yoga On Fremont, Bellevue PA  . Check the  Yoga On Fremont website for some great photos of the class in action. It

Joanne is “a teacher of teachers” and brings 30+ years experience teaching in the public school system to her craft.

Trained and certified through the Himalayan Institute, Joanne has been practicing yoga and meditation for over twenty years and teaching for more than ten years in the Pittsburgh area. She has studied with many well-known yoga teachers around the country, although she says her best teachers are her students.

Joanne’s teaching style has been described as intimate, personal, skillful and supportive. Her teacher training program offers a comprehensive and rewarding Yoga Alliance certified program that empowers students to tap their greatest potential to teach yoga with strength, confidence, insight and imagination.It is often described as a self study program allowing the teaching to grow from study of oneself , growth in one’s own practice and meditation , and applying the information presented and discussed through practice teaching with one another for critique .

Teacher Training Class sizes are small to allow personal attention, hands-on experience and the opportunity for each prospective teacher to create and cultivate her/his uniquely personal teaching style grounded in good yogic theory, practice and philosophy. Guest teachers include many graduates of the program and other local teachers offering perspective and insight to the program. A sense of continuity between graduates and current trainees is encouraged for mentoring and growth.

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