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Who is Yoga Bird?

Known for her “Be Your Own Bird” brand of yoga, Joyce Courtney makes simple yoga and meditation accessible to everyone. “Often, the average person will avoid yoga because they think they are not flexible enough or they don’t want to get involved in an “Eastern” way of thought,” says Joyce. “With Yogabird, you don’t need to be concerned about either of those things.“ Joyce has been teaching a wide variety of physical fitness classes since the early 80’s and became interested and certified in yoga about 15 years ago, while she was coaching her local high school’s Track and Field team. “Fitness yoga was the perfect addition to my athlete’s training, adding strength, flexibility, body awareness and most importantly, injury prevention. Yoga IS helpful to everyone no matter your age or stage of life.”

Joyce is happy living in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, PA with her musician husband, Steven They have two grown children. A son, Taylor, of Bring On The Bash who is married to Kelsey of A daughter, Brooke, of married to T.J., of Joyce LOVES having four grandchild June, Pearl, Gray and Sunny!!! Another is due in February 2019. :D

In addition to teaching Yoga Bird classes and speaking to women’s groups, Joyce loves to make and sell mosaics, in her Hen House Mosaic Studio. You can see some of her work on her Facebook page @ Hen House Mosaic Studio. Joyce finds peace and solitude in tending her gardens and caring for her pet chickens, cat and goldfish. “As human beings, we’ve been created as a trinity - we are spirit, have a soul and live in a body. It is vital to bring self care to all three areas, growing ourselves into whole and complete beings.”