"The lips of wisdom are closed,
except to the ears of understanding."
-The Kybalion

Yoga means union. Union of mind, of body, of breath, of emotion, of spirit, ultimately, of self and Self. Merging dark and light, mind with Mind, man as god. 

 I did my first sun salutation when I was twelve years old. I didn't know it then, but it was a promise to my life's ever-evolving journey towards union. Oneness. Through my practice, I learn every day (most days) that our bodies are our most precious instruments, as vehicles of love and light. 

My practice is of devotion. Devotion to God above and goddess within. 
Johena is a phonetic version of my Korean name 조현화 "Hyun-wha" meaning "wise flower."
"Wha" is the sound of ecstasy.


e c s t a s y


As a flower breathes through each pore of its being, I seek to live with the consciousness that our skin too breathes. 
We absorb everything. How then, do we choose our ways into a better be-ing?

Join me on this journey within
through consciousness
of breath, sound and movement
to heal our bodies, minds, souls, spirits


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I was born in what Richard Bach calls the "holy land" of Indiana.

My mother and father were from South Korea.

I have a brother, Junior

주현

I AM

a horse

현화

he is a dragon


I speak English
Spanish and Korean
I love languages
for they propel me
past their limitations
and into the infinite-love
-language
of
S O U N D
F R E Q U E N C Y
V I B R A T I O N


en espaΩol
oir es oro

 

I AM




AUM

 


 

I am a lover of Christ

(metaphorically)
metaphysically?
only God can judge me
or you,
sister,
brother,
father
mother,
lover
 we

are only here
to Love
One
An-other
...



namo
bhagavate
vasudevaya
namaha

shanti
shanti
shanti


 

"`we teach what we most need to learn"

 



as a teacher i believe i am first, foremost and forevermore
a student
of Life
thank you for playing with me
on this playground
of Love

 

 



nama§te

 

 


Education & Experience

2018 Yoga Instructor, California Vegetarian Food Festival / Hollywood, CA
2017 Healing Sanctuary Practitioner, One Love Festival / Perris, CA
2017 Harmonyum Healing III Certification Course, Naam Yoga LA / Santa Monica, CA
2017 Yoga Instructor, Veg Fest LA / Van Nuys, CA
2017 Certified Reiki Level II Practitioner / L.A.R.A.
2017 Integral Sound Healing Training, Svaram / Auroville, India
http://www.svaram.org
2015 Certified Wisdom of the Earth Aromatherapy Practitioner / Irvine, CA
http://www.wisdomofthearth.com
2015 Certified Vocal Yoga Instructor / Santa Monica, CA
http://www.vocalyoga.com
Yoga Instructor, Israel Levin Senior Center / Venice, CA
Yoga Instructor; Operations Manager, Naam Yoga LA
2014/17 Certified Shakti Naam & Naam Yoga Therapies Level II Yoga Instructor / San Jose de Cabo, Mexico; Lucerne Valley, CA
2014 Ruskin School of Acting 2-Year Meisner Technique / Santa Monica, CA
Customer Services, The Honest Company
Paralegal, Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group
2012 Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing, Spanish, Pepperdine University / Malibu, CA; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reef Life Intern, Sea Life Park, Hawaii