Joumana was first introduced to Ashtanga yoga while attending university in Montreal, Canada. She began her studies with Mark and Joanne Darby, who are Certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Joumana was initially attracted to the physical practice. As her fascination with this dynamic style grew, so did her curiosity for the philosophy of yoga. After moving back to Dubai in 2010, Joumana began teaching Ashtanga yoga classes all over the city. She has since established her first Mysore program and hosted internationally renowned teachers such as Kino MacGregor, Mark and Joanne Darby, and David Robson for workshops and immersions. In 2012, she took her first of many trips to Mysore, India, to study with R. Sharath Jois, grandson of the late master of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Joumana’s dedication to the method helped her realize that yoga is more than just a physical exercise, but a lifestyle practiced on and off the mat. Drawing from her travels, experiences, and teachers, Joumana wishes to share her knowledge and passion for the true and traditional Ashtanga practice.