Certified Member of ASFA – ANA – (गुर) – YA
Joy was born as a gift after a loss of an older child to the family. Born on a full moon in a northern mountain high altitude peninsula of the southwest region of Asia. Her father worked for her Majesty’s diplomatic
services of the United Kingdom of Great Britain. From the age of five, she began to study the Vedas and attend rituals while witnessing her family using yoga as a way of living. At the age of six, she joined her mom at one of Iyngar workshops in the UK. Keeping with school at 12, she performed yoga demonstration as an art (Dancing Yoga) that inspired and confirmed the magic to learn more about the ancient practice. She was so excited about this new discovery, she arose early the next morning to be on her mat with the family for practice. Her mother had a great knowledge to the linage of teaching yoga, lovingly she became her teacher who helped her to learn about the Vedas and rituals. Her father courageously was her pranayam teacher.
Practiced under great yogis’ strict and demanding tutelage before and after school.
Yoga makes life better ~ Joy started teaching therapeutic yoga, prima vera of 2006 in Rome, Italy. Traveling internationally to study and serve with US service members, she continued her practice to develop and to create the integral training for oneself and to teach its methodology and technicalities to others. Light on yoga, humble knowledge, and a tailored yoga Joy was a founder of 3 yoga om’s and on 2012 the yoga om school of Huntersville was opened as the home for the practice where mind, body and spirit can grow. For students to embrace, heal and understand the Art of Yoga and how to naturally improve their health and quality of life.
Joy studied yoga from great masters like Patabi Jois, David Swenson, Nicki Doane, Kim Zegil, Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor, Sharath R. Jois’s, Eddie Stern. Joy maintains a disciplinary practice and voyage to India once or twice a year.