Author: Joanie Plake

Joanie Wagner is the founder of Breathe & Learn, a yoga and mindfulness company that offers after-school workshops, special events and summer camps in the South Bay. Joanie's yoga journey began while living in New York City and earning her Masters in Elementary and Special Education at New York University. As an elementary school teacher, she found that daily breathing exercises and meditation worked wonders in helping her children self-regulate and manage their emotions. In addition, the physical postures offered a fun introduction to healthy living. After leaving the classroom in 2016, Joanie developed the Breathe & Learn curriculum to build foundational, social-emotional learning skills through yoga and mindfulness.