Alex Joy is a meditation teacher with over 8 years in the wellness and fitness industries. Alex Joy is an actress, and graduated for Columbia University with her MFA in Acting,. While she studied acting, she found another passion while developing her "side hustle"; as someone who was always committed to health and food, she received her Holistic Health Coaching certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and picked up a volunteer job coordinated events at The Open Center - NYC's biggest holistic learning center. While she was there she took classes in Chinese Medicine, Aryuveda and mediation. After a meditation retreat with Kripalu's founding member Thomas Amelio, she was hooked. She continued health coaching and later took to teaching indoor cycling all over NYC and later Asia, as she felt that pushing limits in one's body is its own kind of mindfulness training. Finally, after years of a personal practice, she decided to take her studies to the next level and enrolled in the Interdependence Project's Meditation Teacher Training and simultaneously received her Reiki certification and taught at lululemon athletica's HUB seventeen community space. Alex Joy can now be found teaching at spin at Flywheel in NYC, meditation to private clients, corporate clients through Journey Meditation, and is now thrilled to now be working with Unplug as part of their NYC team.
Why I practice meditation:
Why not?! Just kidding. My practice had help me find a deep level of compassion, has made me better able to regulate my emotions and stress, allowed me to see the beauty of impermanence in all things, and has helped me realise that true happiness and peace isn't reliant on anything external - everything we need we have, in each new moment, with each new breath. What greater gift is there?
Why I teach meditation:
I want to share the fruits of this practice with the world. It really needs it right now.