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Joy Herbst MSN, APRN, CYT 500 hour
Joy is a certified yoga teacher and practicing APRN/Family Nurse Practitioner. She is an ardent advocate of the body’s innate ability to better one’s health and wellness, including the healing of emotional stressors that often manifest in disruptions of our physical state. She draws from her experiences as a nurse practitioner, yoga teacher, student of Ayurveda, wife and mother, from which she has gleaned much wisdom, to not just survive amidst a whirlwind world, but thriving in a connected, happy life.
She strives to compassionately recognize and support the needs of women in the 21st century- working, mothering, supporting partners and families, Supporting the Superwoman in us all. Joy offers holistic women's health care that blends her training as a family nurse practitioner with the concepts of Ayurveda and mindful coaching to support women from menarche though menopause.
She has worked in women's health care since 1998, initially as a medical assistant at a women's clinic, continuing on as a Registered Nurse in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, neonatal intensive care, and since 2008, as a nurse practitioner/ APRN in reproductive endocrinology and OB/GYN. She is a student of Ayurveda under Cate Stillman, Dr. Claudia Welch, Maharishi Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies.
On the mat, Joy enjoys thoughtful, challenging practices that flow with mindful breath while allowing us to play our edges with a light heart. Her first yoga certification was completed in 2010, with the Anusara Yoga 100 hour Immersion with Amy Reed following soon after. In 2014, she gratefully completed a second 200 hour yoga teacher training with Bernadette Birney. Always seeking and experiencing, her enrichment grows with mindful yoga practice taught by my exceptional teachers, as well as in studies of meditation, alignment based Hatha flow, vinyasa, Ayurveda and yoga therapy.