OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Neurological Disorders of all types (such as MS)
In addition, she offers classes on the road for: Corporate Yoga & Mindfulness
She has been offering private sessions and group classes for adults and children throughout MA and RI for the past seven years at both of her “Joyful Breath Yoga Therapy” studios, in Swansea, MA and Providence, RI.
In past years, she has been commissioned to teach throughout the US and Canada, including Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Ontario.
In addition to offering yoga therapy, she regularly mentors health care practitioners throughout the US and Canada, enabling them to incorporate some of the therapeutic practices in which she has trained.
Her work is featured in several books, including “Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management—No Mat Required”, written by Amy Weintraub, MA, ERYT-500, and “Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, & Clinicians”, written by Drs. Richard Brown & Patricia Gerbarg.
Joy also offers CranioSacral Therapy at both of her studios to private clients. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Joy’s particular style as a CranioSacral Practitioner is known for deep relaxation and relief from chronic pain.
Joy is a frequent presenter at various wellness and medical conferences. She has been asked to present her work on yoga for children with ADHD at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Symposium to be held in NYC next year.
Her training background includes:
EDUCATION & TRAININGS
2003-2004 Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
2007 Life Force Yoga for Depression & Anxiety Trainings: Level I & Level II w/ Amy Weintraub, ERYT-500
2008-2009 Integrative Yoga Therapy Training w/ Joseph & Lilian LePage, ERYT-500 & faculty
2008 Adaptive Yoga Therapy for Movement Disorders w/ Karen O’Donnell-Clarke, IYT-1000
2010 LifeForce Yoga Educator Training w/ Amy Weintraub, ERYT-500
2010 Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training w/ Bessel van der Kolk, MD & faculty
2011 Breath~Body~Mind® Teacher Training for Stress and Trauma, Transformation and Well-Being w/Richard Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD
CranioSacral Therapy Training: Level I & Level II w/Susan Cotta, CST & Frederick Stahlman, CST-D