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About Joy

'What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.' - Hecato

I help people who struggle with chronic stress, overwhelm and tension find the inner ease, wholeness and presence they seek. I have a knack for meeting people where they are and helping them navigate the journey towards more ease, resiliency and mostly, the self-compassion that's missing. 

My own experience with traumatic loss, corporate burnout, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression) led me to acquire knowledge and practices that return me to my own wellness and wholeness. My passion is to share what I’ve learned and empower people to live their best life. 

I weave together practices to increase mindfulness, fascial health, and nervous system regulation. I offer a variety of simple, body-based practices to groups and individuals based on their unique needs. These include;

  • Somatic Inquiry & Movement 

  • Numa Breathwork (Trauma Sensitive Conscious Connected Breathwork)

  • Nervous System Education

  • Yoga & Bodymind  Ballwork 

My training in somatics, yoga and holding therapeutic space;


Related and value-added skills, certifications & projects;

  • Adult Education Certificate (St. Francis Xavier University) 

  • Circle Way Practicum Studies (introduced into several peer support groups, active practice)

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist

  • 12 years combined experience in Corporate Training & Development, Quality Systems, Management, & Pharmaceutical Operations

  • Parent Leadership/Chair & member of LRSD Community Connections Committee

  • 4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo (15 years, competitive athlete, instructor)

  • Philosophy studies – Classical Yoga, Kashmir Shaivism, Theravada Buddhism

  • Vipassana, Mindfulness Meditation Training/Retreats (Shirley Johannesen)

  • Ayurvedic Studies, Yoga Health Coaching & Workshop Facilitator 

  • Proud co-creator of 'Connect, a community day for women and girls'

  • Presenter a various community and corporate health and wellness conferences/events. 

  • CPR 

  • Mental Health First Aid 


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