For Joy, yoga is a connection to her ancestors and a healing journey.
As a teenager, she assisted her mother, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis, in a specialized yoga class. During this challenging experience, she discovered a way of helping people.
Since then, Joy has traveled to her mother’s homeland to study yoga. She trained at Suddha Anand Yogshala in Kerala, India, completing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. She is fluent in Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles.
Born to an Indian mother and Cuban father, Joy uses her practice as a celebration of culture and testament to her lineage. She encourages a playful approach to yoga that is both empowering and humbling while providing a safe and sacred space that fosters community.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” -Patanjali