Joelle Hann

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

An energetic freelancer, I specialize in wellness and yoga--the practice, lifestyle, trends, health issues, and celebrities of the yoga and wellness world. I am a yoga teacher in New York, and I've been practicing for more than 10 years which gives me great access to people and new developments. As a journalist, I've also written a feature on an international literary festival in Brazil; conducted an interview with contemporary artist Elaine Reicheck; written many, many book reviews, and covered food: from raw foods to curry to dinner parties and family traditions. All of these subjects are passions of mine. Publications include: The New York Times, Time Out New York, Poets & Writers, Fit Yoga,, Drunken,,, Geist Magazine, and Quill & Quire. I also have extensive editing experience in educational publishing, both print (editor) and online (content developer, instructional designer), and I'm a solid copy editor.


Content Editor (online)
5 Years
12 Years
17 Years


Books & Literature
17 Years
10 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
Online/new media
5 Years
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Time Out New York (10+), (6-10), (6-10), Fit Yoga (3-5), The New York Times (1-2), Poets & Writers (1-2), The Paupered (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Facts on File (3-5), Cabinet Magazine (3-5), Museum of Modern Art (1-2)

Other Work History

Editor, Bedford/St.Martins Director of English Language Arts, Instructor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University freelance editing and writing for individuals (including artists and writers).

Technical Skills

Good working knowledge of instructional design for the Web.

Foreign Language Skills

Intermediate French and Portuguese. Very quick to pick up languages.

Computer Skills

HTML, MS Office, Dreamweaver


Laptop, digital recorder, tape recorder, cell phone.

Work Permits & Visas

US green card; Canadian citizenship; British citizenship; EU


Available on request.


Two grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; numerous publications in poetry and creative non-fiction since 1990, including the anthologies "Broken Land: Poets of Brooklyn" NYU Press, 2006; and “Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets,” Harbour Publishing, 1995.


Writing Samples

The comedy sketch “Inappropriate Yoga Guy” raises issues about the wrong moves to make in yoga class.
Interview with yogini and chef Sarah Trelease of OM Yoga. We discuss how her yogic intention plays a role in her cooking, and her playful cooking plays a role in her yoga. Recipes included. Please request PDFs of subsequent pages.
A feature article on the intenational literary festival--Festa Literaria Internacional de Parati (FLIP)-- in Brazil, 2005. First article page attached. Please request subsequent pages.
Predictions of yoga developments, fall 2006.
A survey of yoga trends in New York City.
Yoga clothing company, featuring organic and unusual materials (silver, bamboo), opens in New York.
Book review of Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga.
Interview with raw food enthusiast, chef, and delivery service provider, Matt Amsden.
Review of new spa services at Om Yoga Center, New York,
A personal essay about my family, curry, the British Empire, and cooking up a delcious dinner for friends.
Review of new "power of positive thinking" class at Equinox Gym.
Review of the Path of Yoga conference in New York, Sept. 2006. Includes interviews with four yoga celebrities.
Interview with integrated living guru, Ken Wilber.
Round-up of interesting new yoga books, summer 2006.