Joy Balsam has been one of my favorite trainers I've ever worked with. I have had no less than 20 Pilates, yoga, and strength trainers over the last 25 years. She is patient but pushes me appropriately to gain strength and rid me of back pain. She really knows all about foundational moves and breathing techniques and constantly re-checks my positions so improving happens fast. My back has felt pain free since I started working with Joy. Plus, she makes it fun!!! - Sue F.
Working with Joy was life changing! Before learning foundation training from her, I struggled with simple movements like bending, squatting, and even breathing. Joy helped guide me through a series of basic relaxing movements that started to open up my range of motion and strengthen my breathing. Every time I engage in movement, I find myself practicing the fundamentals she taught me. My first series of sessions with her was such a success and so inspirational that I signed up for a second one. I recommend Joy’s class to anyone who is looking to open up their range of motion or deepen the preexisting movement routines. - Neil T.
I have tried all kinds of modalities, from yoga to Pilates, from physical therapy to injections.... After 3 months of private sessions with Joy, I am 90% pain free, feeling strong, confident, and alive again. - Ilene S.
Joy Balsam’s Foundation Training has become the biggest part of my major improvement from chronic lower back pain. She’s really good as gold! - Don L.
Joy is a wonderful trainer for TRX and Foundation Training. Her attention to detail ensures that exercises are done safely and with maximum benefit. I am able to do anything I want now: play tennis, surf, jog, and mountain bike, all with virtually no pain. - John S.
Joy is an inspiring TRX trainer. I found new levels of strength and discovered muscles I never knew I had! - Jill C.
Joy's clear and simple instruction offers me new body awareness insights that I have been able to integrate into my daily life. She is magical! - Nikki A.
Joy assists people on their path to not just being in “shape” but taking better residence in their bodies- feeling more at home, feeling strong, and feeling flexible. Joy is guiding people through more than a workout – it’s a healing of body and mind. I have never met anyone who is doing the work that she does. - Tiffany C.
Testimonials on Aroma Attunement Sessions:
In my aroma attunement session, I felt deeply held - not just by Joy's kindness and expertise, but also by the smell of the oils. The relaxation I felt during the session allowed me an insight into an issue I had been grinding on in my mind, and I walked away from our time together feeling refreshed and clear--and smelling like all those wonderful oils for the rest of the day! - Jay F.
If you're ready to go deeply into your body, allowing essential oils to provide the journey - this is the experience for you. - Christopher E.
My Aroma Attunement session with Joy was both gentle and potent. The experience itself was very relaxing, and I felt at ease in Joy's care, and comforted by her deep connection to the plants and essences she works with. I felt both physical and emotional shifts in my body as Joy held space for me, and felt immediately lighter afterwards. - Beth A.
Let me begin by saying a little bit about me: I'm blessed to be a sought-after bodyworker and world traveler who has literally gone to the corners of the world in search of unique and deep healing. When I first worked with Joy, a beloved friend of mine had just transitioned and I was struggling on every level with that death. Joy's gentle, profound energy guided me through that place of deep mourning. Each Aroma Attunement session since has been full of surprises and great submersion into new surrender (in the best way), and the oils are beyond exquisite and elevating, too. I guess what I'm trying to say: Joy's da bomb, y'all. If you have an opportunity to experience her light: do it. You can thank me later : ) - Ann R.
Joy invited me to sit quietly, close my eyes, and together we’d set an intention for the session. As I found some stillness, she’d select just the right aromatherapy from her collection of lovely bottles and infinite scents to support and inspire our time together. She’d gently anoint just the right spots or have me warm up a liquid in my hands and inhale or apply. I always looked forward to what seemed like an initiation, knowing the oils always brought more focus, commitment and zest. - Ilene S.