Lullaby Yoga®

Johanna teaching Lullaby Yoga at Shakti FestIn Lullaby Yoga®: Come Home to You, Johanna gently guides you through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing and playing soothing songs and chants. Her classes use principles from restorative, therapeutic, and gentle yoga, yoga nidra, and subtle body and breathwork. The music—a blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures—facilitates the healing process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself.

Johanna has offered—and continues to offer—Lullaby Yoga classes at festivals and studios all across America.

And now, for the first time, she’s offering downloadable sessions so people can experience Lullaby Yoga at home—or just about anywhere.

Get a taste of the experience in this video:

  • Dr Eleanor Wells, co-founder of Live Well Studio

    Lullaby Yoga is like eating dessert, it’s just delicious. A special treat for a special evening. My clients and I love being tucked into restorative postures and sung into a sweet dreamlike trance by Johanna. It’s just the best way to spend a Friday night that I can imagine.

  • Lexi Hawks E-RYT 500 & Founder, Longwave Yoga 

    Johanna offers the most divine experience of deep rest and soul-nourishing mantras with Lullaby Yoga. I highly recommend giving yourself or your loved ones the opportunity to be still, receive song, and feel our innate state of peace.

  • Annie Stocker, Two Dog Yoga Proprietress

    Johanna creates a warm and safe and welcoming environment for deep rest. Her clear instructions and lovely soothing voice, spoken, and lyrical lulled me into a sweet nest.

    I felt deeply replenished in my heart center and body at the end. Thank you!

  • Leeza Villagomez, Yoga Den Health Spa Owner

    Johanna’s intention is to make you feel your best, free, loved and relaxed and she does not disappoint. Imagine being serenaded in LOVE... Lullaby Yoga soothed my soul and softened my heart.

  • Alex King-Harris (aka Rara Avis,) CEO of YogiTunes | Music As Medicine

    Johanna’s presence on the mic, as a teacher, yogini, devotional human being, musician and all around bad ass, helps me melt into a more receptive, humble and serene state.  My time spent with her enjoying Lullaby Yoga was very healing, nourishing, replenishing and vitalizing.  I find her approach to artfully combining music and yoga encourages my nervous system to let go deeply, surrender into my breath and soften my entire being. 

    It’s like combining the best things about being an infant, with the mystery and wisdom of adulthood…

    For anyone considering this journey into Lullaby Yoga, I would say it’s the bomb and you should most definitely do it without hesitation! Totally worth it. 

    I love that Johanna exists - she is such a bright light and certainly worth spending some time learning from her and enjoying her lovely smiles and warm vibes 🙂 ~!

Back story and more

Johanna has been fascinated by the yoga universe since she attended retreats with Krishna Das and Ram Das as a teenager. But it took a decade before her growing love of yoga and kirtan led her to pursue a yoga teaching credential. Less than a year after she received her certification, in 2012, she was rear-ended by a drunk driver on her way home. The accident did extensive damage to her back, neck, and spinal column, putting a sudden end to her budding yoga teaching practice. During the recovery process she focused her creative energy on her music and restorative yoga—the style of yoga that focuses on deep relaxation and healing. After a few months she combined these two powerful healing practices and created Lullaby Yoga®.

10054313985_b1664ce8e2_oLullaby Yoga® was born at the popular Live Well Studio in Corvallis, Oregon. Here’s what co-founder Eleanor Wells says about it: “Lullaby Yoga is like eating dessert, it’s just delicious.  A special treat for a special evening.  My clients and I love being tucked into restorative postures and sung into a sweet dreamlike trance by Johanna. It’s just the best way to spend a Friday night that I can imagine.”

Johanna teaching Lullaby Yoga at Beloved

Johanna has taught Lullaby Yoga® classes and workshops at yoga studios, spas, and leading festivals across the country, as well as internationally through online events and festivals. She occasionally leads a heart-opening kirtan followed immediately by an extended Lullaby Yoga® cool-down.

After receiving her yoga teacher certification, Johanna continued her study of asana, restorative yoga, RhythmAsana, yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, and vocal yoga.  Her teachers include Dr. Lisa Wells, Angela Grace, Kira Ryder, Matthew Remski, Eric Shaw, and Gina Sala.