Owner | Lead Teacher
Thank you for taking the time to know more about me and the mission of Best Self Wellness, yoga for special needs.
I hope to know you in the same way really soon. I began this life in a vulnerable, isolated, and scary way. I have struggled beyond my wildest dreams and I have also been victorious; more than I could have once dreamed possible. I believe that I can overcome any challenge one step at a time. I believe it because I have witnessed even the darkest and hardest parts of my life change with mindset and practice. I bring this mindset into my work and believe with all my heart that the students I serve are my greatest teachers and healers. I love what I do dearly and trust that I have been chosen to bring this mission to life. My dream is to empower others and uplift any who are struggling or just need a little extra support.
I have practiced and studied yoga for over twelve years and it is my life. Through yoga, my life has been transformed in so many wonderful ways. I have a strong appetite to learn more and help break barriers for others. Yoga offers me a path to lighten the weight life can bring. It has a strong, transformational, and healing light within its philosophies and practices. My hope is that all who seek it find their way home.
Joy came to yoga after a stressful desk job. She was anxious, depressed, and fatigued, and in constant pain. After a few classes, she knew yoga would change her life. Within a few months, her pain had reduced significantly, her mood was much better and she had developed a much healthier perspective on life. The spark of personal growth that she got through yoga inspired her to start sharing yoga with others. Joy's hunger to learn more has taken her trainings for mindfulness, special needs yoga, yin yoga, and hot yoga.
Having been through her own struggle with chronic pain and anxiety, she has taken a special focus on helping those with these issues specifically. Through her own relentless search to heal herself, she discovered that all pain needs to be addressed on a physical, mental, and emotional level. This led her to learn how to wield yoga into a potent tool for healing.
Joy is inspired to see the drastic changes that yoga has made in the Best Self Wellness Community. Yoga is truly healing and the opportunity to share it with those with special needs is a true honor