Meet Joylenn Wheetley-Church
Joylenn Wheetley-Church, CYT
Joy began practicing yoga at Hot Yoga Bowling Green more than six years ago, and as General Motors manufacturing manager specializing in new product development and planning, has absolutely loved the calming, relaxation, and de-stressing benefits of Hatha Yoga practice and its many other attributes. She is a very energetic teacher with a rather commanding presence, and an equally joyful personality – so much so that Director Tony Bishop has called her ‘Joyful Joy’. She approaches her classes in the classic tradition of many old yoga masters, as she creates the flow of the class according to her feel of the energy in her present group, as this is also the approach of Hot Yoga BG, and its philosophy. And then you, as a student in Joy’s classes will notice a marked difference in her approach… the heat-building, wonderful ‘feel’ of a great workout in combination with so many older traditions all fused into one unified presentation.
That is Joy’s gift to her yoga students: the endless source of energy and creativity she possesses, given to you abundantly in every way – and so joyfully!
Joy loves what she does, and it shows. After practicing faithfully at HYBG for almost two years, Joy B. expressed a real interest in taking her love of yoga to the next level by training as a teacher.
She enrolled in Tony Bishop’s intensive training early in 2010 and has since taught many beautifully created classes at Hot Yoga. Joy’s natural ability for kind, strong leadership and her skills of organization have become an example to be followed among yoga teachers. She has experienced amazing increases in her own physical strength and flexibility, toning, building muscle and taking her core and back strength to levels she had never before imagined. As many practitioners have observed, it’s very rare to see the type of resolve and organizational mentality combined with freshness and creativity as she delivers in every single class.
Joy wraps her great atmosphere of excitement with some tremendous musical profiles including hip-hop, rap, pop, rock, and the occasional surprise! No bells and whistles here, just great and motivating tunes to inspire to higher levels of achievement. If you have been seeking a new approach to yoga, or an unmatched addition to your life – physically and mentally – come to HYBG and experience the unique and challenging practice we affectionately call “Joy Yoga”!