Praise from my students and clients.
Praise from my Students and Clients
My deep gratitude goes out to all the students, clients, and group participants who have been so wonderfully generous with their praise over the past twenty-plus years. I sincerely thank you.
Most of the testimonials from my students come from the evaluation forms I hand out the last day of class and so are anonymous. But sometimes I can provide the name because the student contacted me directly and gave me permission, or because class participants publicly posted their comments on Meetup.
You might notice that some of the comments here use phrases that you’ve seen in my marketing materials–no, the students didn’t regurgitate the flyer when rating my classes–I took my advertising copy from my student testimonials! It was the most effective and accurate way for me to express what real people find beneficial in my classes.
If you’ve had a session or taken a class with me and would like to share your experience (and your name!), I’d love it if you would contact me to provide a testimonial. Or submit a review on Google, Yelp, or Facebook!
From Astrology and Tarot Clients
Joy was very accommodating and personable. The reading was done in a very comfortable and non intimidating environment. She took the time to answer my questions and was great at explaining. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit, I will be coming back… Read more “Took the time to answer my questions and was great at explaining”
…loaded with so much information and points that were right on and accurate. The astrology and tarot were of great help and I feel I’m back on my path in life and excited for the future.
Your knowledge and thoroughness throughout the reading brings clarification, guidance and direction for my upcoming year.
Whether it is about money, a job, or my love life she always has very astute insight into the inner workings of my life. I would highly recommend her to everyone who wants a fresh perspective on their life issues.
I had heard that Joy was an excellent reader and found this to be very true. Her accuracy was amazing plus her insight and advice were extremely helpful. She is truly a gifted and trusted reader who I will continue to use.
Thank you! I still am amazed at how much it settled some questions in my head. Great stuff.
My experience with Joy was AWESOME! As it was my first tarot reading, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Joy is very pleasant and approachable. (I feel like I could talk to her about anything)She takes her readings very seriously and puts herself into her work. really. I highly recommend… Read more “I feel like I could talk to her about anything”
Joy was wonderful and funny. She hit exactly on things that were happening in my life and gave insight on how I should proceed in certain areas. Sometimes you can get someone who isn’t accurate or asks too many questions. Joy lets the cards do the talking. I’m looking forward to future sessions and… Read more “Wonderful and Funny”
I loved my session with Joy. She is fantastic. Joy took her time explaining each card and it’s meaning. She was precise and accurate as she explained the cards as it pertains in my life. I highly recommend a visit with Joy, just for fun or if there is something troubling you. I plan on… Read more “Precise and Accurate”
It’s a joy to write a review for Joy. She’s professional, intuitive, skilled and compassionate. She’s honest in conveying the message, yet compassionate to you as the listener. If you are hesitating getting a Tarot reading with Joy I say drop the resistance and go for it. I am happy to have had the experience… Read more “Honest and Compassionate”
I enjoyed having my reading with Joy. She was precise to describe my current situation and gave me few tips I can use to make things better for me. Thank you very… Read more “Precise to describe my current situation”
Joy’s incredible metaphysical and mystery traditions knowledge base serves as the catalyst for absolutely stunning readings. Her insights and her abilities to interpret what is revealed are both beautiful and profound. She is a Tarot practitioner who can lead one up the path towards true personal… Read more “Absolutely stunning readings”
I have been privileged to know Joy for several years and am always astounded by both her profound understanding of tarot, astrology, and Kabbalah, as well as her continual drive to expand her knowledgebase. These attributes, accompanied by her thoroughness and sincere thoughtfulness, make her an expert in the truest sense of the word. I… Read more “Thoroughness and Sincere Thoughtfulness”
I have known Joy for over 5 years, and her tarot readings are told with intuitive intelligence. She presents her readings in a story manner, which helps to show a full circle perspective to the concern or question.
You provided me with some confirmation and insights that were very helpful. A lot of people can read cards. Not nearly as many can read into someone’s heart (energy) with the level of sensitivity and compassion you have.
From Tarot Students
The exercises were very engaging and… Read more “The exercises were very engaging and helpful!”
I feel thankful for this course. I truly got out of it what I had hoped to and now am excited to keep learning and improve my skills by reading for myself in my own spiritual practice as well as others. Joy is a fantastic teacher with amazing, original exercises that are both profound and… Read more “I feel thankful for this course”
Very interesting!! I liked best the depth of material, great hand-out, loved it… Read more “Depth of material, great hand-out, loved it all”
I learned many helpful techniques that are easy and make sense. Part 3 of the Major Arcana exercise was difficult, but I really enjoyed the mythology… Read more “Helpful techniques that are easy and make sense”
In the beginning, I didn’t know anything at all, but I had a deck. Now, everyone that I have met in the tarot group is so impressed with where I’m at. I loved the course so much I signed up for the year! I have learned so much from this class! I loved everything! The… Read more “I have learned so much from this class!”
I feel as though I can read any deck intuitively now. I have taken several tarot classes and this is the first one that I feel that I have gotten anything positive out of. Awesome! The exercises were fantastic and your help and willingness to help me get past my blocks were just wonderful!! By… Read more “By far the best tarot class I’ve taken”
When I started I thought my understanding was pretty good. After going through the class I realized so much more and my level of understanding went up tremendously! I liked best that you taught us that the perception is our own. You teach the way each of us can perceive the cards and how for… Read more “I’ve learned about the tarot as well as about myself”
The best thing about this class was the instructor helped me to stretch my ability by using my intuition. I love the idea of telling a… Read more “The instructor helped me to stretch my ability”
Connecting with the cards on many levels (imagery, form, color, elements, etc.) was the… Read more “Connecting with the cards on many levels”
I liked the facilitated discussion best, that learning is led, information discovered rather than… Read more “Information discovered rather than given”
Joy has a gift for awakening the reader in even the most beginning student. She has had to wean me off of the books which, I think, is her biggest challenge and top… Read more “Joy has a gift for awakening the reader”
I’m getting a lot out of this course so far. Like any good introductory course, it first makes you feel like you know less about the Tarot than you thought, and then proceeds to give you tools to rebuild your knowledge – teaching how to fish instead of simply giving the fish. Sure, there are… Read more “I learned more self-sufficiency”
A very excellent lesson that worked in a surprising way. I feel that I am truly learning something valuable that I can use for the rest of my… Read more “A very excellent lesson that worked in a surprising way”
The exercises offer great perspective – very much a learn-by-doing… Read more “Very much a learn-by-doing experience!”
The symbol association exercise was brilliant…a bit like my first real lightsabre training session, where I was surprised I actually could ‘feel the Force.’ Perhaps I will become a Tarot Jedi before the six weeks are… Read more “The symbol association exercise was brilliant”
I have learned tons, and while I’m a long way from ever being a professional reader I’ve really learned how the symbols and elements in the cards speak for… Read more “I’ve really learned how the cards speak for themselves”
…my “spiritual academia” is really thriving, thanks to your truly rigorous class!! I honestly appreciate the hard work and high expectations you hold over our heads. I have never worked so hard re: ‘esoterica’ before, and the pay off so far has been amazing. I can feel my little tarot brain… Read more “I can feel my little tarot brain expanding.”
(Joy has) an artistic flair for teaching tarot the likes of which is rarely… Read more “(Joy has) an artistic flair for teaching tarot”
I would recommend this class to… Read more “I would recommend this class to anyone!”
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every bit (of the course) … and have come much, much farther in my own personal understanding of the cards, their symbolism, meanings, different interpretations, and how to really get the most out of a… Read more “I have come much farther in my own understanding”
I feel like I got some really good groundwork to start building from. I enjoyed the course very much. It was interesting and I had fun and learned some new stuff. I like how you (taught us to) come up with our own interpretations and trust our… Read more “Really good groundwork to start building from”
If this class is offered again I would recommend a friend take it. Also, if the class is offered with more information I would be interested in taking… Read more “I would recommend this class to a friend”
Joy is an excellent instructor. What most impressed me was the creativity of the exercises she used to convey the concepts that we used in class. She incorporated mythology, practical everyday knowledge, and intuition into her teaching methods, and was effective in communicating those insights into her class. Her classes are also energizing and… Read more “What most impressed me was the creativity”
From Empyrean Key Students and Clients
- “Valuable revelations”
- “Unique and fascinating”
- “Incredible insight”
- “Informative and helpful”
I have been doing the Empyrean Key work for a few months now and have found it to be an incredible process. It has helped me become aware of patterns of my own consciousness in ways that have, heretofore, eluded me! I especially have found the “highest expression” cards to bring out subtleties to the… Read more “It has helped me become aware of patterns of my own consciousness”
On all levels, Joy is a gifted teacher and healer! To me, she embodies the gifts and lessons of The High Priestess II archetype of the Thoth deck. I’m a former college professor and a longtime practitioner of the esoteric arts. Currently, I am a student in Joy’s Empyrean Key Tarot and Astrology class at… Read more “I have learned more in Joy’s class than I have in all of my years of studying”
From Reiki Clients and Students
“Eased my pain”
“Like a weekend retreat”
I have had the pleasure of having several Reiki sessions with Joy. The treatments that she has given me have not only affected me physically, but emotionally and spiritually, as well. My healing process has been accelerated as I have gone deeper into my being with Joy’s assistance. I look forward to more sessions with… Read more “I look forward to more sessions”
Joy’s Level I & II combined Reiki class – and Reiki in general – has been nothing short of transformative for me both spiritually and physically. The 6-month format of the class allowed me to receive consistent guidance and professional hands-on instruction to fully develop into an effective Reiki practitioner. I am so happy to… Read more “Transformative for me both spiritually and physically”
Absolutely exceptional! I highly recommend to everyone interested in learning Reiki. I always knew there was more to Reiki, but Joy is the first one who has been in the space to share the deeper levels of this great wisdom practice with me. Thank you… Read more “Absolutely exceptional!”