Joanne Lyn Brauman 1954 - 2014 Joanne Brauman died at home in San Rafael on June 18, 2014 after an eight year battle with advanced breast cancer
. Joanne was born on February 3, 1954 in Port Chester, New York. She earned an AS Degree in Performing Arts from Bradford College in Haverhill, MA and a BA Degree in Dance and Theatre from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and moved to Marin County in 1990. Joanne was a CranioSacral Therapy/Feldenkrais Practitioner in San Rafael, CA where she created a special healing space, lifting many lives with her expert skills, caring, teaching, and bright spirit. Joanne also was a member of the Bay Area Playback Theatre, World Dance Fitness, and Unity in Marin Church Choir. She said that dance and singing "made her heart and cells happy". Joanne was thankful and proud to live to see her daughter graduate from Sir Francis Drake High School and complete her first year of college at Sarah Lawrence. Joanne is survived by her husband, Makoto Takashina and daughter Manami Takashina of San Rafael; her sister Chris Secor (Neil) of Pleasant Valley, NY; and brother Jeff Coffin (Judy) of Pleasant Valley, NY. The family wishes to thank Joanne's healthcare providers and many friends who helped her. Joanne's family is holding a private memorial service for relatives and friends.