"The lips of wisdom are closed,
except to the ears of understanding."
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
of breath, sound and movement
to heal our bodies, minds, souls, spirits
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
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
S O U N D
F R E Q U E N C Y
V I B R A T I O N
oir es oro
I am a lover of Christ
only God can judge me
weare only here
as a teacher i believe i am first, foremost and forevermore
thank you for playing with me
on this playground
"we teach what we most need to learn"
Education & Experience
2019 Yoga Instructor, Flow Festival / Pahoa, HI
2018 Yoga Instructor, California Vegetarian Food Festival / Hollywood, CA
2018 Yoga Instructor, DisclosureFest / Los Angeles, 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 Certified Naam Yoga Therapies Level II Yoga Instructor / Lucerne Valley, CA
2017 Integral Sound Healing Training, Svaram / Auroville, India
2015 Certified Wisdom of the Earth Aromatherapy Practitioner / Irvine, CA
2015 Certified Vocal Yoga Instructor / Santa Monica, CA
Yoga Instructor, Israel Levin Senior Center / Venice, CA
Yoga Instructor; Operations Manager, Naam Yoga LA
2014 Certified Shakti Naam & Naam Yoga Therapies Yoga Instructor / San Jose de Cabo, Mexico
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