Studio & Joyful Teachers
Joyful Yoga Studio is an award-winning studio- recently winning the Truro Chamber of Commerce Award for Best
Fitness Studio & Best Small Business of the Year for 2011 in Colchester and Most Loved Place to learn something new in 2015!
Thank you to our loyal yogis & amazing teachers!**
Jodie Matheson is from Brookfield. She is married and a mother of two teens- a boy and a girl. She has been a critical care nurse for 19 years;mainly in Halifax cardiovascular intensive care. She also works part time as an RN at East Coast Dental Centre in Truro. Jodie is a CanFitPro PTS and is also a certified Schwinn spin instructor. She has a passion for health and wellness; and has dramatically deepened this interest since completing Joy's yoga teacher training program in June 2012. She looks forward to sharing her spirit and energy with you on the mat. Namaste.
Mary lives in Truro with her partner, 3 homeschooled children and a menagerie of chickens, cats and rabbits. She has been dabbling in yoga since she became pregnant with her first child and loved the emphasis on connecting mind and body. Now over 14 years later she is excited to be a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, having graduated from Joyful Yoga teacher training in April of 2016.
Mary works occasionally as a birth doula and gained her certification in pre- and post-natal yoga through TAYS in Halifax.
Formerly a wilderness canoe trip leader, Mary still loves to get outdoors with her family, whether camping, canoeing, hiking or gardening.
I remember my first experience with yoga, following along with one of those videos they use to have on TV at 6am when I was a teenager. My yoga path was on and off after that, until I discovered that yoga was accessible to me, in my own living room, in my pajamas, while I was at home with two small children. That is the beauty of yoga, it is always accessible. As a pre-natal teacher, and breastfeeding educator I thought I was taking my Yoga teacher training in 2015/2016 to further my career by offering pre and post natal yoga, but yoga has become so much more than a career option for me; it is a way of life.
Yoga has helped me learn to love myself, just as I am, and it is my hope as a yoga instructor to help others start to catch a glimpse of the freedom that letting go of your ego, and being present in the moment, can provide. I teach yoga to bring more peace to the world, one class at a time.
When I am not on my yoga mat you can find me chasing my kids in various directions, reading, crafting, camping, cooking and helping to build a community that values families, mothers, women, body positivist, and self nurturing.
Yoga has been an important part of Celeste’s life for over 20 years. For Celeste, yoga is about connecting with all parts of ourselves, Body, Mind and Spirit to create a deeper relationship with ourselves, with others and with the world around us.
Always a student of Yoga, Celeste, an E-RYT200, continues her life long learning with training in Restorative Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Pelvic Floor Health. Celeste has also completed her Sacred Sound, Movement and Rituals Facilitator training for Women.
Celeste teaches from her heart in an authentic, nurturing, compassionate way encouraging present moment awareness, self acceptance and growth of our physical and spiritual self.
In her classes, Celeste enjoys holding space for you while weaving in Yogic Philosophy, meditation, pranayama, mantras and mudras in a meaningful and relatable way.
Along with her Yoga classes, Celeste also delights in offering seasonal events from Thanksgiving, Christmas Holiday focused evenings to Elemental Ecstatic Dance and Red Hot Yoga, all inspiring us to focus inward, to be all that we can be, and to awaken our inner smile 😊