Joe began his personal yoga practice at 62 years of age using the method inspired by BKS Iyengar. In 2013, he graduated from the Berkeley Yoga Room's 500-hour Advanced Studies Program. He then started teaching at numerous yoga studios and hospitals in the East Bay, as well as the Hayward Area Recreation Department's Aikens Senior Center and the Castro Valley and San Lorenzo public libraries. He is committed to yoga as community service and believes in the healing and sustaining power of yoga for himself, his family, and his community. He is also a certified Yoga for Healthy Aging instructor and a Yoga 12-Step Recovery Class teacher.