This team of incredible individuals bring a ton of Joy to Joyous Health.
Director of Possibilities & Business Development
Walker knows the ins and outs of running a successful business. The owner of a boutique health and wellness studio which he sold in 2011, he now runs the operations and manages new business for Joyous Health. He is the most organized person we know! He is also the co-creator of Eat Clean Body Lean, an online fitness & nutrition program. He has a love of shiny fast cars and he can make Brussels sprouts taste like heaven.
Follow Walker on Twitter @1stnamewalker or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Founder of Eat Well Feel Well & Yoga Instructor
Michelle has been teaching since 2007. She is a graduate of the YogaSpace teacher training program, and has also completed her yin training with Bernie Clark. Infused with inspiration and hands-on adjustments, Michelle brings her warm and friendly personality to her yoga classes. Creating a safe space in her classes where students can release, get out of their heads and more into their hearts. Michelle and Joy have been teaching EWFW together for three years.
Art Director/Graphic Designer Extraordinaire!
Carol makes all of our Joyous Health creative look joyous! She is passionate about typography and colour and is a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail. When she’s not designing, she’s usually baking. Recently, Carol has found a new passion for health and nutrition and has been spending most of her time in her kitchen learning to cook—she also has a slight obsession with purchasing cookbooks and juicing.
Life Skills Coach & Career Counsellor
Michael, a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in the Science of Human Behaviour, has been a life skills coach for over 30 years. His company, Sound Coaching, (www.soundcoaching.ca) offers coaching in several areas. To his practice Michael brings compassion, empathy and the ability to support his clients in a manner that enables them to live their lives to the fullest.
You can find Michael blogging at Sound Coaching or email him at mike(at)soundcoaching.ca to book a Skype or phone appointment.
Nicholas joins the Joyous Health team as our Photographer and Videographer. Nicholas has been a part of the world of photography from a very young age, taking his first photo at the age of 6, then becoming an avid learner and collector of cameras (he has too many to count). His company, Lightshack helps start-up small business’ explore their stories through photography and video.. His passion for technology and eye for composition drives him to produce quality images, be it still or moving. When he’s not the eye behind the lens, he’s constantly learning new skills. You’ll get to see Nicholas’ mouth-watering food photography in my new book, Joyous Health!
You can follow Nicholas on Instagram @Lightshack for the latest in behind the scenes photographs and videos.
Assistant Holistic Nutritionist for Eat Well Feel Well
Adam is so gosh darn cheerful and an absolute fountain of youthful knowledge in the world of nutritional supplements and sports nutrition. He is Joy’s right hand man in Eat Well Feel Well and lends his knowledge every class by reviewing all the food journals of students who take our course. A graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Adam also has a background in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.
Follow Adam on twitter @AdamVacon
Kate McDonald Walker
Research assistant, editor extraordinnaire, guest blogger
Kate is our resident joyously self-professed research nerd. Kate is a Toronto-based student of holistic nutrition, yoga teacher, and health and wellness writer. She is a passionate advocate of integrative approaches to wellness and believes in making the journey to lasting health and wellness as straightforward, sustainable and enjoyable an experience as possible.
Follow Kate on twitter @katemcdwalker
Our new Joyous Health Intern!
Krisha Young, founder of CoconutLime Nutrition, is currently enrolled at Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, completing her journey into Holistic Nutrition. With a BA in Business, Krisha felt there was something missing in her career and after meeting a fellow Nutritionist while trying to lose baby weight, she discovered she could marry her two passions of cooking and helping people. A mother of two young boys, Krisha is committed to promoting optimal health through an ideal balanced diet to meet individual’s needs, and in particular focuses on the health of mom and baby, prenatal and post natal care. She is also keen to help women in their 40’s with a smooth transition into their 50’s and beyond with minimal side effects. Who doesn’t want to look fabulous at 40!
Our new Joyous Health Intern!
Heather is a holistic nutritionist and coconut enthusiast with a contagious spirit. Her appreciation for food as medicine was inspired through her worldly travels where she noticed dramatic changes to her health when adopting new cultural diets. This inspiration led her to The Institute of Holistic Nutrition where she graduated with honors. Her curiosity and keen problem solving skills make her a self proclaimed health detective. Heather is passionate about helping others on their lifelong journey to health using a realistic and personalized approach emphasizing education and empowerment.
Follow Heather on Twitter @bitewithlove