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 overwhelm and disconnection to their body find the inner ease and wholeness they seek. I have a knack for meeting people where they are at and helping them navigate the journey from suffering. 

I weave together practices for 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 Movement (SomaSensing TM)

  • Bodymind  Ballwork (mindful myofascial release using rubber balls)

  • Numa Breathwork 

  • Yoga

My values as a practitioner

  • Continuous learning in the modalities I offer.   

  • Social responsibility (on-going learning, self reflection and actions) related to oppression, injustice and cultural appropriation.

  • Financial accessibility to wellness/therapy. Contact me if you need financial assistance to attend my offerings or private sessions.  

"Always supportive and encouraging, Joy is an instructor who believes in you."

Catherine Davison

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 (2020)

  • Mental Health First Aid (Basic 12 hr by Mental Health Commission of Canada)

 

My Passion

I provide compassionate, therapeutic space so others can find their own way to their authentic wellness. My own experience with traumatic loss, corporate burnout, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression) led me to acquire knowledge and practices that returned me to my wellness and wholeness. My passion is to share what I’ve learned and empower people to live their best life.

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