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Joy Dyanne is a grief guide, healing artist and writer, ceremonialist, modern mystic, motorcyclist, wife, mother, and way-shower. Joy has experienced more grief than most with the sudden and tragic loss of her child, her husband dropped dead from a heart attack, her design career was lost, and eventually her entire old identity. 

She has traveled the globe studying how other cultures handle death and has worked with ministers and priests, monks, indigenous elders, healers, medicine men aka shaman.  Her soul searching journey became a ‘terrestrial temple tour” of visiting temples, churches, ashrams, and sacred sites around the world only to realize she was the object of her own search when she discovered the true temple within.  


Joy uses yoga, guided meditation and visualization, somatic movement and dance, voice, sounding and music as medicine for sound healing with the expressive arts as alternative therapeutic processes for individuals, families, and groups.  She lives in Santa Fe with her husband Michael Stearns and their two standard poodles.

Education & Training:

 Joy Dyanne is a Grief Educator certified by David Kessler.  She has degrees in architecture and psychology from Washington University.  Joy has been a grief counselor for fifteen years with a professional certification in Grief, Loss & Trauma counseling from Southwestern College.  She has been a devoted Surat Shabda yoga practitioner for over twenty five years and has completed Mindful Grieving Yoga Therapy training through Grief Support Network and Yoga Teacher Training through Shraddha Yoga (formerly Yoga Center Amherst).  One of her specialties is grief and trauma informed yoga.  She has completed Applied Polyvagal Theory for Yoga Therapeutics for Embody Lab with Dr Arielle Schwartz & Steven Porges.  She holds professional certifications from PESI in Assessing & Treating Complex Trauma as well as Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy with Cathy A. Malchiodi. Ph.D.   Joy Dyanne is an ordained nondenominational minister and is an EOL (End of Life) Officiant certified by the Celebrant Academy.   

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