Victoria : Johnson

Joel Laforet

When you ask Joel 'how's it going?' and he says, 'I am living the dream,' - he means it. Since his introduction to the Ashtanga practice in 1999, Joel has been committed to yoga. Soon after that, Joel took his first training. Coming from an athletic background, he found the practice to be healing and nourishing for his sport related injuries. A father at the green age of 22, Joel has two awesome kids, Kalub and Lavender.

His father was a floor layer, and Joel continued the family tradition to keep the dough rolling in. He continues to operate a small flooring business in Victoria. Joel attributes his ability to remain injury-free and healthy (despite being in the trades for over 15 years) to his yoga practice.

Joel is committed to continually growing as a yoga teacher/student and consistently studies Zen with one of his role models and teachers, Peter Levitt. In 2012, Joel completed his 500 hr teacher training as a Moksha instructor.

When Joel is not at Moksha Yoga Victoria, you might find him running up Mt. Doug, working in the garden, hanging out at the beach and taking his kiddies to all their athletic endeavors.

In Joel's classes you will laugh, sweat, and awaken.

Joel's freshest venture along with his sweet lover Lena Simmons is Awaken Retreats. Together they offer you the opportunity to travel locally and internationally, while keeping your yoga practice paramount, awakening your mind and touching your soul. Keep an eye out for your chance to practice with him & Lena during your dream vacation.