Joy's path for self-discovery and thirst to 'know more' was sparked at the age of 13 when her aunt and uncle gave her the book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Naht Hahn. Yoga and meditation enhanced this understanding but eventually the realization dawned on her that the majority of the spiritual practices in our culture work from a masculine set of awarenesses,, and often lacked a feminine understanding. During her travels to India and Thailand, Joy began to cultivate a embodied connection to Spirit and Earth. In these subtle, energetic realms, a feminine framework of understanding was revealed which now allows her to open to and guide her clients into states of 'oneness' and mystical connection.
Joy believes that sexuality is the seed and seat of our soul, and the root of our being.
Through deep exploration of her sexuality and spirituality, Joy has come to understand that intimacy [deep connection] creates a container in which the deepest healing and self-realization can take place.
It is Joy's passion and dedication to nurture and grow states of being that cultivate
pleasure, comfort and a feeling of 'home' in the body, mind and world.
Tantra, Reiki, Sensual Mindfulness, guided meditations and intentional bodywork are some of the practices Joy uses to help men, women and couples cultivate presence, pleasure, passion and wholeness. These embodied wisdoms offer foundational support in all the aspects of one's life, living, relationships and wellbeing.
Joy is the founder of Circle of Eden and Dance the New Dream, and the creator Kali Dance, and Exploring Joy.
Joy has over 25 years of experience in yoga, bhakti yoga, and meditation and has training in tantra yoga, Alexander Technique, sacred sexuality, and Surrogate Partner Therapy. Joy holds certifications in Reiki, Vinyasa/Yin Yoga, Surrogate Partner Therapy &
Mystical DanceTM and specializes in working with those who are experiencing chronic pain and/or anxiety.