Johanna Hattendorf (she/her) is an NWMAF-Certified Self-Defense Instructor, Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Certified Provider of TRE® Tension/Trauma Release Exercise, 2nd degree Black Belt in Kung Fu, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Ordained UCC pastor, and founder of The Spiral Path providing holistic healing, bodywork, and education.
She is also a trauma survivor (thriver). Martial arts and Tai Chi have been an important part of her healing. Since 2005, she has taught classes for kids, teens, adults, seniors, trauma survivors, and persons with physical, cognitive, and intellectual disabilities. In 2016, she added TRE: Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise as a self-care method to modulate the effects of trauma in the body.
As a bodyworker, Johanna uses Craniosacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and Reiki to treat trauma survivors and people with chronic pain.
In all she does, Johanna seeks to create a safe space for people to find balance, healing, and power.