Joy Balsam, CMT, CPT, Certified Aromatherapist
My approach with Movement Training, Aromatherapy, Bodywork, and Sound Healing is to utlilize biomechanical and energetic alignment to activate the inherent intelligence of body, mind and spirit so we can find space and possibilities. I love helping people experience life in new ways and to support people to enjoy a greater sense of ease, strength, and connection in their bodies. I offer custom, tailored movement training that draws upon my extensive background in the health and wellness field. With a focus on body alignment and functional movement with bodyweight exercises, every session is customized especially for you. I am passionate about transformation and helping you to move beyond limitations and expand the possibilities of your range of motion, flexibility and stamina. I would love to help you feel stronger, more confident, vital and alive.
I am endlessly fascinated about all things wellness and have explored (and continue exploring) many other modalities over the years like crystal and gemstone healing, meditation, breath work , shamanic journeying, tantra, natural foods and chef trainings, 5 Rhythms and dance, DJ'ing, E.F.T. (Tapping), FeetUp Trainer, and more. I am always learning about wholeness and harmony with nature and I love to share my discoveries and inspirations.
Thank you for visiting the site! I look forward to working with you.
International Aromatherapist Certification, Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy 2013
Various Aromatherapy Trainings - working with oils 1997-Present
AromaPoint Therapy Certification, 2016
Flower Essence Therapy Apprenticeship, 1996-1997
Acupressurist Certification, The Acupressure Institute, 2002
Massage Therapist Certification, CMT, Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing, 2003-2004
CA State Certification in Massage and Bodywork, CMTC, 2017 - Present
Personal Training Certification, CPT, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2012 - Present
Foundation Training Certified Instructor, Both Level 1 and Level 2. Practicing and teaching since 2012
TRX Suspension Training Certified Instructor, TRX Core, Practicing and teaching since 2010.
Numerous bodywork, fitness, movement and health seminars and certifications