“My entry into the Dharma Stream of multi-disciplined yoga began at a very early age. The lessons continue to this day through an amazing lineage of various teachers, circumstances, challenges and joys. My Yoga practice gifts me the space, understanding and strength needed to be at Peace with what’s present and live authentically from the heart. My passion in life is to sacredly serve others through various healing modalities while empowering them to live authentically from their Essential Self.”
Loka Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu (May all my thoughts, words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness of all beings. )
Joy Kilpatrick is a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT accredited Inner Peace Yoga Therapy program; registered Yoga Teacher, certified Thai Yoga Bodyworker and Reiki practitioner. She is also a Wholistic Fitness™ Trainer and LifeStyle Coach. Joy has been featured in InStyle Magazine with Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin, and wrote and instructed a “Quick Fix: Power Yoga Workout” DVD, which aires on Gaiam TV. She is also a contributing Yoga writer for various magazines. Joy also teaches FamilyTime Yoga and Kid’s Mindful Yoga classes at various locations and schools in Durango. Joy bows in deep and heartfelt gratitude to God, her Mother and Father, her Yoga teachers, Steve “Coach” Ilg & Saul David Raye, her in-spiring students, and her daughter whose “eyes light up the world in rainbow colors.”
On a Theatrical note:
Joy earned her BFA from the University of Miami before continuing her acting studies with the Burt Reynold’s Institute for Theatre Training and the acclaimed National Theatre in London. Joy has had the honor to work as a professional actress in Stage, TV and Film with such stars as Reba McEntire, Kimberly Williams, Tom Arnold, Claudia Schiffer, John Corbett, Burt Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Dom DeLuise. Her most memorable film role was playing Patrick Stewart’s daughter in the film, Safe House. Star Trek® enthusiasts will know joy as a guest ‘Kling On’ in Star Trek: Voyager. Those who are “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans, will also have seen joy in that Golden Globe Award winning series. Joy is also a Carbonell Award winner for her role in The Mystery Of Edwin Drood.
Joy has assisted Broadway Choreographers and has choreographed Equity Musicals for the Stage. Currently, she has been offering her experience to young thespians locally through Theatre Camps and Durango’s 9-R Shared School.