"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." - Dalai Lama


Mindful Living from the Perspective of a Songstress


Joanna Barbera is a songwriter, musician, performer and yoga teacher. As long as she has been writing music, her obsession with the mystical and with personal pilgrimage has shown through. Born in Hudson Valley, NY, Joanna has lived in San Francisco, Maui, London, Arizona, and Austin before coming to Nashville. In 2003 she was introduced to yoga and ancient healing methods that would forever change the way she approached life and musical path. It became apparent one could not exist without the other.
This led her to train and teach a method called Body and Brain, a holistic approach to wellness through stretching, meditation and energy healing. In 2007, she received her certification to teach Kundalini Yoga. Joanna currently teaches private sessions and weekly classes at Kundalini Rising Studio and facilitates workshops aimed at healing and empowerment. In all aspects of her work Joanna continues to explore big questions about relationships, purpose and one’s place in the wide world.



Private Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing

Private Yoga and Meditation with Joanna is offered at the sacred healing space, Kundalini Rising Yoga Studio in the 12 south Nashville area. Each session includes Kundalini sets, meditations and sound healing. Customized to meet your specific desires, goals, and needs. Leave each lesson feeling light, clear and peaceful.


75 Minute Single Session  - $95
Package of 4 - $360 (must be used within 3 months)
Package of 8 - $685 (must be used within 6 months)

Mindful Living Coaching

Mindful living coaching provides simple tools designed specifically for you and your lifestyle to create and sustain a peaceful, focused, empowered life. Sessions may include gentle yoga, meditation, breath-work, affirmations and ritual.  Rewrite your story and live life from your authentic self. 
Skype coaching is also available.

75 minute Session -$125
Package of 4 - $460 (must be used within 3 months)
Package of 8 - $840 (must be used within 6 months)

Contact:  (415) 218-9757


Workshops and Studio Classes

Kundalini Yoga

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Kundalini Rising Yoga (1218 Wedgewood Ave.)


Upcoming Workshops

From the Mat to the Stage Workshop: Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm  REGISTER HERE

This workshop provides you with the tools and techniques to bring the peace of mind and centeredness we find on the yoga mat to our everyday lives as we manifest our goals and desires for 2018. More info on workshop HERE