Biography“I love being a careful listener, guiding you to connect to your own depth, wisdom and intuition.”
Joya works as a holistic Transformation Coach, Spiritual Guide, Mentor, Author, and Self-Love Activist. She has created, produced and lead international events, workshops and retreats for 25 years. As a Healing Facilitator and a gentle intuitive Guide she helps women connect to their heart, true power and wisdom.
Joya supports women who have created external success to transform a health issue, trauma, frustration, burn out, lack of fulfillment and sadness keeping them from experiencing holistic success and living fulfilled, joyful, peaceful lives.
She is dedicated to empower clients to ignite their unique talents and to live their purpose by claiming their true power and expressing their voice. She gently guides women to heal and blossom by integrating self-love and softness into their lives.
Her story of facing 17 years of Dark Night of the Soul is touching. Her own inner healing journey to find her self-worth, true power and her voice is uplifting. She has a unique ability to blend courage with vulnerability.
Her entertainment background as an actress, producer, and radio host bring lightness, playfulness and magic to her experiential LIVE events.
As a writer, she published the book: “Close-up: Filmschauspiel” and “Lueza” in Querschnitt. In 2006 she walked the 777 km long “Camino de Santiago de Compostela” in 34 days in Spain. More books are in the making.
Joya has been a meditation practitioner for 25 years and involved in the ‘Healing Arts’ for more than 20 years. In 1989 she experienced her first spiritual awakening in the ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles and India and has been on numerous pilgrimages around the world.
She is deeply inspired by the ways of the Great Goddess energy, which she calls the ‘Feminine Principle’ which nurtures and nourishes all of us. Thus, she invites women to embrace their sacred and divine feminine essence by coming into balance with their male energies. She invites men to connect with their vulnerability, and compassion.
I love to inspire co-operation, co-creation and collaboration
“I love women!” I adore their beauty and grace. I honor their ability to nurture, nourish, be receptive and see the big picture. I admire the gift of intuition and heart-centered knowing. I love sisterhood, especially when women see, hear and encourage each other. I bless their gift to feel deeply and so much. I love women’s openness for growth, family and community.
“I love being a woman!” I have run my first chapter of my life with so much male energy. It made me unhappy and eventually sick. 17 years of a ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ continuously taught how to live with change. It included sexual abuse; the loss of my company, tribe and best friend; deal with a tumor; face 2 miscarriages and a divorce; surrender to a wildfire burning my home, workshop space, office and all I owned and an operation I never ever wanted to have: hysterectomy. I chose to learn the hard way to learn to find the GIFTS in loss and transition. You don’t have to do the same!and all I owned and an operation I never ever wanted to have: hysterectomy. I chose to learn the hard way to learn to find the GIFTS in loss and transition. You don’t have to do the same!
Joya is an amazing facilitator. I experienced a re-emergence of myself. For the first time after leaving a workshop I feel that I have tools to take with me. I leave behind so many old destructive patterns, old energies, and are filled with a lightness and eagerness for life. I am so grateful to Joya for her exuberance and persistance that is not at all invasive, but welcoming!! (Patrice C., Electrician/Mother)
Education and Trainings
- Drama: Acting Trainings (Munich, Shakespeare Theatre Washington D.C., Strasberg N.Y., UCLA L.A.)
- Writing & Journalism, UCLA
- Screen-Writing, UCLA and AFI
Metaphysical Studies and Healing Arts Trainings
- Reiki Master
- Council I/II/III Trainings
- Shamanic Training and Journeys
- Meditation Studies (Raja and Kriya Yoga)
- Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga
- (wt Baron Baptiste, Saul David-Raye, Max Strom, Shiva Rea ++)
- Family Constellation Work by Bert Hellinger
- Bio-Decoding ~ New German Medicine by Gerd R. Hamer
- InterDimensional Healing by Nell Arnaud
- Healing the Father/MotherWound, CTA by Gordon Clay and Shauna Wilson
- Tantra Trainings (LET 1/2/3), SkyDancing Tantra by Margot Annand
- Wise Woman Training
- Sacred Feminine Studies