Freedom with every breath


Are you a curious, open-minded person who wants to explore what lays beneath the surface? Perhaps you've hit a roadblock in your self-growth or feel like you're in a rut, repeating the same old patterns.  Breathing restricted? Tension that won't budge? Do you sense that your body is 'keeping the score' from traumatic events, years of accumulated stress, or family/social conditioning?  Are you looking for a natural way to safely explore these things?   


In this practice, you will consciously explore your unconscious using a simple, compassionately guided breathing process designed to optimize oxygen delivery and facilitate the release of stored stress in the body. 

What is Numa Breathwork?  

'Numa Breathwork is a transformational practice that strategically weaves together the power of Conscious Breathwork, somatic movement explorations, mindful somatic inquiry, and sound vibration.  It is a psychosomatic therapeutic process, an insightful dive into non-ordinary states of consciousness and a catalyst to resolve suffering.' - Trevor Yelich, founder.  More information about this practice and Joy's training.

Joy facilitates small groups and offers private sessions. As co-founder of Winnipeg Breathwork Collective, she regularly co-facilitates community breathwork sessions with her colleagues.


My passion is about helping people who;

  • Are on the path of recovery from chronic stress, grief and trauma, who want compassionate support to greet, explore and release the tension, stress and stories from their bodies.

  • Want to heal their relationships with their experiences so they can find the self-compassion and wholeness they seek.  

  • Who know that healing takes and true change takes time and some courage, and are willing to show up for themselves in a safe and brave space.  

"Joy provides a safe supportive environment to allow a deep, healing connection to self through somatic breathwork. I feel a bit transformed after each session."

Danielle McLarty

-M.A. Clinical Psychology 

"Breathwork with Joy has been an important piece of my recovery puzzle. I feel hopeful and in charge of my life again."

Corinna Chichiluk

Numa Breathwork is a practice that employs a simple, conscious breathing technique with the ultimate goal of accessing freedom, ease and a natural, optimal breath. It is ...
Private Numa Breathwork In-Person
1 hr 45 min

Breathwork sessions are currently offered both online and in-person with modifications for reducing transmission of virus and flu. 


What can I expect during a session?

Private, in-person sessions take 90 minutes to 2 hours (allows for intake/check-in and debrief). On-line sessions take about 75-90 minutes. Your session begins with review of your intake questionnaire. Following intake, and depending on your unique needs, a session may consist of:

  • Somatic inquiry (exploring emotions and sensations that come up during intake discussion).

  • You are guided into conscious, connected, circular breathwork (full vibrant inhale, relaxed exhale with no pauses), whereby you are able to have vivid and mindful, somatic experiences while being deeply present.

  • The experiences vary with each individual at each session. They may include (not limited to), awareness of sensation, physical and emotional release, visualizations, memory recall, or simply oxygenated, nurturing rest. It is best to have no expectations.

  • I guide and hold space for your process by observing, inquiring, listening, and at times applying gentle pressure to specific areas of your body (when in person and with permission) based on my training. Your body leads the way.

  • The first time, you may simply experience a new way to breathe, relax into presence and practice letting go.


How does this work?

The body is innately intelligent and is able to heal itself. Constantly seeking balance, our awareness is brought to whatever needs to be resolved. The breath acts as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious, between the mind, body and the spirit and attunes us to our deep intuition, which will always direct us to the best outcome.


What are the possible benefits of this practice?

  • Feeling lighter and free of burdening emotions

  • Experiencing insights

  • Release of suppressed emotions

  • Recall of memories

  • Reduction of physical tension and pain

  • Improved breathing and respiratory function

  • Improved sense of well-being

  • Increased calm and resiliency


What are some of the health precautions? 

  • Contagious respiratory diseases

  • Severe psychological imbalances and sensitivity (schizophrenia, psychotic breaks, PTSD and cPTSD).


The following can participate with gentler modifications:

  • Cardiovascular disorders (uncontrolled high BP, aneurysms, history of heart attacks, myocarditis, atrial fibrillation) 

  • Advanced kidney disease and diabetes 

  • Detached retina and glaucoma 

  • Pregnancy (only if person has experience with breathwork and not in 3rd trimester). 

  • PTSD/cPTSD with collaboration of a psychologist, psychotherapist, or counsellor.


What should I bring?

Your curiosity and a willingness to let go of what you don’t need.

Numa Breathwork is a practice that employs a simple, conscious breathing technique with the ultimate goal of accessing freedom, ease and a natural, optimal breath. We pra...
Private Numa Breathwork Online
1 hr 30 min



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