Josette is a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA) and massage therapist who integrates the practice of mindful breathwork into both her yoga teachings and manually based therapy sessions. She is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200.
Josette obtained her BS in exercise physiology from Temple University in 2007. She interned, and ultimately became employed by, The Fighting Back Scholarship Program (FBSP), where she currently still serves as a board member. It was through this experience that Josette realized she would like to be able to intervene earlier on in the healing process. She went on to attend Harcum College and upon completion of their PTA program, Josette obtained licensure in 2011. While working at a physical therapy clinic, Josette realized the benefits of physically touching a patient and was led to study under the guidance of John F. Barnes in Myofascial Release (MFR). Josette utilizes MFR as the foundation for her one-on-one therapy sessions.
Through juggling work and studies, Josette began to realize the correlation between the conditions under which one places their body and its ability to function optimally. Josette turned to yoga as a means of grounding and serenity. Josette completed a yoga teacher training at Ocean Earth Wind Fire in 2013, and is currently an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She believes that by integrating her background in fitness and physical therapy with yogic principles, she is able to create a unique offering of mindfulness for her clients.
Josette teaches group yoga and meditation classes and meets with clients for one-on-one MFR sessions at Balanced for Life Yoga Therapy, and also maintains work in a PT clinic part-time. Her objective is to guide individuals toward a sense of independence within their bodies by offering knowledge and individualized self-care resources. It brings Josette joy to be able to assist students, clients, and patients alike in taking responsibility for their well-being.