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Joy Alexander is the Head of THE STUDIO Yoga/Exercise Program at The Haven Wellness Resort & Spa, and also runs HEALING BODYWORKS with online offerings. She is passionate about sharing her love of wellness! She is an E-RYT 500 instructor and has been teaching classes since 2014.

Born into a ‘yoga family’, Joy grew up practicing both yoga and meditation from an early age. (Her mother opened one of the earliest yoga studios in Southeastern Massachusetts.) Yoga, quite simply, was and is a way of life.

Joy continued her studies in yoga… exploring a variety styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu and Bikram Yoga. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that she found and fell in love with the discipline of Ashtanga, deepening her practice even more. Now she is realizing her dream in Boquete, Panama.

Along with an intensive 750 hour massage education, Joy has also trained in energy work and alternative healing modalities, including 120 hrs of Polarity Therapy, and Lomi Lomi Certification Levels 1 &2. Most recently, Joy completed a TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise) Certification in 2022.

She brings her knowledge of the body — both energetic and physical — into her teaching style.

Joy facilitates working with the body-mind connection, especially in relation to patterns of tension / trauma held within our physical structure. She helps guide others through combinations of awareness, movement, stillness, and breath to safely promote healing, clear the body’s energetic pathways, and balance the nervous system.

Joy operates as Healing Bodyworks, a legal Panama-based company.