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Joan Hyman
6 reviews

About Me

Joan Hyman's grounded teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combination studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda, and meditation. An authentic modern day yogi, Joan's love and devotion show up in her practice and through her teachings. With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide ‐ fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher ‐ Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings. A leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.

Trip Styles

Food and Wine

My next trips

Mexico Retreat  at Xinalani
Mexico Retreat at Xinalani
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
May 25, 2019
Mexico Retreat  at Xinalani
Mexico Retreat at Xinalani
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
May 25, 2019

My past trips

New Year's Eve Retreat to Central California
New Year's Eve Retreat to Central California
Santa Margarita, CA, United States
Dec 29, 2017
Retreat to Mallorca, Spain
Retreat to Mallorca, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Sep 08, 2018


This trip was certainly the experience of a lifetime. We visited a holy structure nearly every single day, hiked, did yoga, and ate well. We had two wonderful facilitators that kept us safe and the trip comfortable (physically and emotionally). The scenery is beautiful in Nepal, and the yoga class every morning really grounds you in the timezone and keeps your metabolism active.
By Sarah E Helt for Yoga Pilgrimage to Nepal on Apr 09, 2018
Joan is fantastic and I loved everything about this retreat. I really resonate with her teaching style and energy. She's grounded, knowledgable and a true inspiration, following her heart and her purpose. The vision board creation and intention setting workshops were powerful ways to reflect and move into the new year with positive energy. The retreat center was lovely and the food/chef was amazing! I look forward to attending another retreat or teaching training with Joan in the future. Thank you and Namaste :)
A yoga retreat to welcome a new year was just perfect! We nourished our body, mind and spirit with twice daily yoga, some meditation, and amazing food. Joan has quite a following and attracts some serious yogis but her practice is accessible to most everyone. As a very newbie I especially appreciated Joan’s approach. She builds to each advanced pose so you are sure to get the important fundamentals right. You stop where you are comfortable and learn from others as they move on. Thank you, Joan, for an incr dibble experience. Safe travels this year!
The setting was peaceful, the people warm, the food super, and the lessons (yoga, intentions, meditation) wonderful. As novice, I felt very comfortable with the more advanced members of the group. It has inspired me to practice more. Thank you Joan Hyman. I look forward to participating in future retreats.
It was a great opportunity to immerse for few days in a nice and calm environment, Italian Vineyards, practice great Yoga, eating good vegetarian food, have some rest. Perfect for a reset!
I went on this retreat for the yoga first and the setting second. Of course, practicing yoga in the peaceful, inspiring setting of the Piedmont vineyards is a winning combination, but it is the yoga teacher that sets the tone. I have practiced with Joan Hyman in Los Angeles at Yoga Works and Wanderlust. I knew going in that this would be a high level, attention-to-form and personal-power series of yoga sessions. I was not disappointed. Joan is meticulous and learned, while being extremely good natured and positive about the details. We are all working hard with the sense that this awesome person is behind us to reach our yoga potential. At the same time, Joan brings spirituality and experienced meditation to the practice without ever imposing a point of view as "this is THE way to do it." I was already sold on Joan as a teacher for drop ins; I am now certainly going to take more of her intensives and retreats. With a 15-year yoga practice behind me, I can definitely recommend any retreat where Joan Hyman is involved.