“Joyful Healing” is the expression of my work with individuals and groups who are interested in creating change that supports their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.

I bring a multi-dimensional approach to my work by combining my experience as an RN in conventional western medicine with the holistic modalities of; Ayurveda, Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching, Yoga/Meditation/Pranayama and Reiki. Within all of these modalities there is a science that helps individuals connect to their “wholeness”. This integration of mind-body-spirit exists and interacts always, no matter what is the individuals condition, needs or desires.

My work is about giving people the opportunity to experience and explore that mind-body-spirit connection. By assisting and supporting individuals own personal goals, wisdom and healing ability, doors of possibility open. Then one has choices and the potential for happiness in this life, despite the individuals condition.

“The healing journey is a process of returning to our wholeness of remembering all of who we are.”
– Karin Johnston of The Healing Journey

About Nancy

About Nancy

Born in a small town outside of Albany NY, I remember always wanting to be a nurse. I attended Boston University and obtained my BSN. I have over 30+ years experience in Public and Community Health, Home Health, Hospice and In-patient Care. For the past 16 years, I have been working with clients in private practice using integrative therapies that include massage, reiki, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, visualization and cranial sacral. More recently I am incorporating Ayurveda and Health and Wellness coaching into my work. With this work, I have found that these therapies are successful in supporting clients with chronic or acute illnesses, death and dying, life changes, health prevention and maintaining health and well-being. Each of these modalities or practices, gently and subtlety supports the individuals ability to heal themselves. These integrative practices work together with traditional medical treatments, medications and therapies that the client is receiving.

I am a MA State Licensed Muscular Therapist trained at MTI in Cambridge, MA and have studied with Tracy Walton in Oncology Massage. My Reiki training has been with Libby Barnett and John Harvey Gray. As a student of Iyengar Yoga, for 30+ years, I am a experienced RYT-500 Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher, Iyengar-Style…weaving in my Kripalu Yoga and Viniyoga trainings.

Currently sole proprietor of Joyful Healing LLC where I provide Ayurvedic Consultations, individual and workshops; Health and Wellness Coaching, individual and groups; teaching yoga/pranayama/meditation workshops, Reiki Level I and II Training, Self-Care workshops and Caring for the Caregiver Retreats.

As a Board Certified Nurse Coach, through the American Holistic Nurse Association, trained by the International Nurse Coach Association (INCA), I bring 35 years of work experience to my Integrative Nurse Health, Wellness and Life Purpose Coaching work as an RN. I have an integrated relationship with conventional western medicine and complementary healing modalities. Within the coaching relationship, I envision supporting an individual’s innate wisdom to create healthy change, maintain wellness, access deeper life-purpose, value, life-satisfaction, wellness and joy in life!

I am a graduate of Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda as a Ayurvedic Health Counselor,  Ayurveda Yoga Teacher and am member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association).  Poetry, hiking, yoga, my spiritual practice, travel, reading, spending time with my family and friends… continues to nourish and inspire me.



Ayurveda, Pranayama, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki

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Integrative Nurse, Health, and Wellness Coaching

An Integrative Nurse Coach (INC) provides support and structure for a client who is interested in pursuing wellness, adjusting to and/or making life changes, navigating their health care, working with or preventing chronic disease, and dealing with a health and/or life challenge.

Coaching works within a therapeutic, collaborative and caring environment which facilitates and encourages a client’s own process of beliefs and their receptivity for optimal wellness in mental, physical and emotional health, spiritual well-being, relationships and environmental life style. Each of us have within us all the resources to create change and motivation for oneself.

The Nurse Coach is not a therapist and doesn’t ‘fix’ the client’s problems. Their role is to assist the client with their own exploration of actions and lifestyle adaptations that bring about specific, measurable and realistic change. The change is therefore meaningful and important to the client.

The Nurse Coach provides specific tools that help inspire the client, such as, inquiry, awareness practices, imagery and information and strategies. Also bringing their professional expertise, integrity, and accountability of medical, emotional assessment knowledge and the ability to access resources, information and make referrals.

Are you feeling stuck about “what is the next step” of a process or situation you are in or contemplating? Are you asking, “how do I start, what can I do”? Wherever you are at, coaching can help with clarifying intentions and purpose and assist in discovery of “the next steps…”

To learn more about Integrative Health, Wellness and Life Purpose Coaching, please email Nancy.

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Yoga Pranayama Meditation

I have been a student of yoga for over 35 years and have studied with with Patricia Walden, Elizabeth O’Shea Sullivan, Julie Gudmestad, Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda and others. My primary Teacher Training was in Classical Hatha Yoga RYT-500 (registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance). I teach mostly Iyengar-style combined with other yoga styles, such as, Kripalu and Viniyoga.

I have been teaching for over 16 years in athletic clubs, schools, municipalities under their Wellness Benefits Program (MIIA), small group classes in various locations and individual Yoga Coaching.

As an RN, I have experience teaching yoga for individuals with life conditions and challenges, such as cancer, chronic illness, physical disabilities, limitations, rehabilitation, etc.
My main focus is “yoga as healing” and “a way of life”. I meet my students and clients “where they are at” in their process of healing and wellness…designing classes, workshops and private sessions, to meet the needs of the students. My style of yoga is gentle and I often use props, such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs, straps, etc. to modify poses individually. Sessions can include asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and the philosophy of yoga.

Presently, I work privately with individuals…and create workshops and retreats.

Individual 1 hour yoga session $80/hour

**contact me personally regarding work-shops and retreats and check my calendar.

  • Please bring your own yoga mat
  • Eat lightly
  • Clothes should be comfortable, but not baggy or too loose
  • Yoga is done in bare feet
  • Please arrived 10 minutes to class to set up
  • No cell phones or gum
  • No perfumes and colognes.

Awareness is fundamental to the process of yoga. Although you are guided through classes, you remain responsible for your safety and well-being. It is your responsibility as a student to monitor each activity and determine if it is appropriate for your body. If you are ever unsure whether a particular activity is suitable for you, ask.

Upcoming Events

An Integrative Approach – Managing Stress for Sleep Workshop – brings together yoga, Ayurvedic and western medicine

March 10 @ 1:00 pm

An Integrative Approach – Managing stress for sleep workshop – brings together yoga, Ayurvedic and western medicine  Saturday March 10, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm. Cost is $35. Wear comfortable clothes and I will provide water and tea. Registration is by email. Payment is when you arrive at class…cash, check or credit card. ***Space is limited! Please register by […]

Gentle Yoga Class

February 13 @ 8:00 am

NEW! Gentle Yoga class for all levels meets on Tuesdays 6:30-7:45 pm. Cost is $20 per class. Bring your mat and wear comfortable clothes. On going weekly classes.  Please sign up and register by email. Space is limited. joyfulhealingnnc@gmail.com My focus is on “yoga as healing” and as a way of life, meeting clients where […]



Nancy can be contacted by phone or email.

Phone: 617-549-0619

Email: JoyfulHealingNNC@gmail.com

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