Joanne Pineau


I offer private and group classes in my home studio in The Blue Mountains, Ontario for spinal health, sciatica and stress. I also teach a weekly class specifically for sciatica in Owen Sound and developed a one day intensive for Yoga Teachers on sciatica and back pain. 

Yoga Style

Hatha, Restorative Yoga

Theraputic Focus

Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Chronic Pain, Yoga for Lower Back Pain, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Therapy for Sciatica


I'm a Certified Yoga Therapist accredited by The International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

I started teaching yoga 20 years ago and since then I've accumulated thousands of hours of experience and training in yoga and yoga therapy. 

I use a multidisciplinarian approach to yoga therapy heavily influenced by Feldenkrais, Somatics Yoga,  Viniyoga, Iyengar lineages. 

I've had the good fortune to train with many great teachers including  Pain Specialist, Physiotherapist and Yoga Therapist Neil Pearson and with Robin Rothenberg highly regarded in the industry and author of The Essential Low Back Program. I also completed a certification program for cardiac and cancer therapy with Nischala Joy-Devi in 2010. 

In 2012 I began to offer workshops for sciatica and soon after received many requests from around the world for a manual. So I wrote one called Stop Sciatic Pain that is now selling worldwide on Amazon. My other past projects include hosting and producing 13 episodes for Rogers TV called Yoga for Sore Bodies​ and writing an article that was published in The Escarpement Magazine on Pain Management.  In 2012 I was one of the 4 practitioners highlighted in an article on pain management, in On The Bay Magazine.

For tips on sciatic pain see my facebook page Sciatic Pain 101.

56 Alice St. West
Thornbury, ON N0H2P0
Contact Person (if Yoga Studio):

Joanne Pineau