I created Joi of Wisdom Academy in 2021 in order to have a larger space to address cognitive wellness needs. Prior to opening the Academy, I proudly used my advanced degrees in philosophy as an Adjunct Instructor for 7 years, teaching introductory philosophy, ethics, and critical thinking to students in university, community college, and technical classrooms. For nearly 15 years combined, I have taught dance, yoga, aerial yoga, and pole fitness alongside world-renowned Cirque du Soleil artists, competitive gymnasts, touring musicians, and diverse performers in Las Vegas, California (Bay Area & San Diego), and South Florida. These experiences have helped support my first major project, Joi of Dance (est. 2012), where clients schedule various types of one-on-one, group, and on-demand lessons for physical fitness.
I currently live off-grid in the Mohave desert with my mother and our two dogs, Meli & Sammy. When I’m not keeping busy with JoD and JoW, you can probably find me composting :)
:Fields of Training
Pole Fitness, Yoga (200hr RYT), Aerial Yoga, Meditation (100hr CMT), Contemporary Dance
M.A. Philosophy – San Francisco State University
B.A. Philosophy – University of North Carolina at Wilmington
A.S. Video Production – The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale