Me, Myself, and Muse

Yesterday Mountain called me and said, “Please stop whatever you’re doing and listen for just a minute.” So I stopped what I was doing and gave him my full attention. He went on to tell me that he had just finished listening to something and he immediately felt like I was supposed to listen to…

Shaktara Healing Arts in East Village!

Hey lovelies, just a quick note today. I am excited to share that I recently secured an eclectic studio space located at 621 Des Moines Street in Des Moines, Iowa. It is just on the edge of the up and coming East Village. I will have my pick of international foods, bookstores, and eclectic shops…

Tantra With Joy…

During my teens, I was shy, unsure of myself, and had some major self-esteem issues. I had a tendency to dress in bulky clothing that deflected attention away from my body. Part of my motivation was to deflect the attention of my adopted dad who began sexually assaulting me as a young child. My efforts…

La Figa Photo: Taken by Eden Nelson (my daughter)

My daughter Eden and I headed into downtown Seattle this afternoon. We explored the shops in China town, ate sushi at a cute little sushi bar and then headed to my photo shoot with Tiberio and Matt for La Figa…as I mentioned in my earlier post, Eden is an aspiring artist, fashion designer and photographer….

Photo: Shaktara

Chuckaralei created this little piece of art from a photo that he guided…in the moment, I didn’t really understand his vision…he told me he wanted to capture the essence of Shaktara…we each have our own perception of Tantric energy…this is Chuckaralei’s…well…for my evening…a glass of sangria, a chick flick with my sis, then my nude…

Joy connecting with Earth and Ocean

From the first photo I posted, you can’t tell that I was sitting in lush green grass on a cliff with a 25 foot drop to the ocean below. For those of you who know me, you may have heard me say that I am ‘elegant until I’m not’. Well, when Alonso (my photographer) first…

Joy's Tantric Path

As I often say…I see us as equals on the path to sensual, sexual and spiritual awakening. We are one. May you be happy, may we be happy.

Tantra and I

Through Tantric exploration, I transformed from a sexually damaged girl into a sexually empowered woman.