Our Mission

The Joyful Approach is a destination for all people who are passionate about living holistically and for those seeking heightened levels of consciousness to help inspire change. Our goal is to align these like-minded individuals and encourage them to share their practices in order to foster growth and self-discovery and create a positive impact on our world. Through our network of experts, healers and leaders in the holistic space, we are creating a community that can reach limitless possibilities through greater pathways of consciousness.


Joy Dushey

Hi, I’m Joy, a holistic life coach. I help people find ease and flow around love, joy, and vitality by working with them to clear away stuck emotions and energy that have become embedded in the body.

My work is intuitive, following the energy of the individual or the group, and may include breathwork, reiki, meditation, and other esoteric healing practices. But it always stems from The Joyful Approach, my framework for the joyful alignment of your whole self.

I take a holistic approach, looking at wellness from many different angles, so I’m passionate about bringing people and resources together to create a community that can share knowledge and ideas as each person within it grows.

When we work together, I meet you where you are, and I offer a safe space and loving support as you shift beliefs that no longer serve you and explore new possibilities for bringing joy, love, and freedom into your life.

My work was an evolution after experiencing years as a knowledge-seeker exploring answers to the questions of life. In my 20’s, my naturally exuberant nature was challenged when I lost my brother tragically and later I endured the most traumatic event of my life. At the age of 29, I suffered an ischemic stroke. It was a totally transformative experience that forced me to reevaluate the deeper meaning of my life as I once knew it. After a year of rehabilitation, I set out on a journey of self-discovery that led to healthier, conscious living and a spiritual path.

I connected with specialists in holistic therapy healing and studied with spiritual teachers. I became immersed with the CHEK Institute, where in 2012 I became certified as a coach and trained under David Elliott I was certified as a Breathwork practitioner in 2017. After facing my adversities, I felt passionate about helping others overcome blocks that prevent us from reaching optimal living. Today, I am the mom of two grown girls, an avid distance runner, and an advocate for conscious fashion. I live in NYC, and I practice there as well.

The Joyful Approach is a holistic lifestyle that supports joyful alignment of your whole self. Together, we look for and address imbalances that are disrupting your life flow, layer by layer, to bring you to a state of ease and joy.

First, we focus on the areas that can have an immediate impact on your life: sleep, hydration, nutrition, breathing, thinking, and movement. As your experience of wellness, vitality, and joy begins to increase, we will then focus on self-love, authenticity, boundary-setting, motivating intentions, core values, and daily practice. These are the deeper layers of your emotional life that help support your long-term experience of joy, freedom, and love.

This isn’t a rigid lifestyle. Rather, it’s a way of awakening to a deeper experience of yourself, realizing the answers are already inside of you, and learning the tools you need to support alignment and joy on an ongoing basis.

When we stay open to new possibilities, magic happens, when we allow through the universe, magic happens.

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