"Let us practice Yoga to align with 'Who We Are'. Let us live in the fullness of our unique potential."
Joy Alexander is the Head of The Studio's Yoga Program at The Haven Wellness Resort & Spa, and is passionate about sharing her love of yoga! She has been teaching classes throughout the Boquete community since 2014.
Born into a 'yoga family', she 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 a registered yoga instructor (500 hr Yoga Alliance certification), she is realizing her dream in Boquete, Panama.
Along with an intensive 750 hour massage education, Joy has extensive training 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's interest is the body-mind connection, especially how it relates to patterns of tension / trauma held within our physical structure. She helps guide others through combinations of awareness, movement, stillness, and breath to safely facilitate innate healing, clear the body's energetic pathways, and balance the nervous system.