Our Team

Meet our team of expert, compassionate teachers devoted to your wellbeing and success.

Joy Montgomery

Hi, I'm Joy! ...and I didn’t mean to open a yoga studio. I thought I was a realtor! But a few years ago I learned I had advanced degenerative disc disease in my neck. I was in pain all the time, overweight, stressed, out of shape, feeling old and tired.

I had done yoga for many years but never consistently. I decided to do "a little yoga" at home every day to help with the pain and headaches. Then I started taking classes. Then more classes. Then summer of 2022, I decided I would do yoga teacher training as a way of keeping myself mobile and deepening my personal practice. 

Yoga Teacher Training was life changing. I fell in love with my body for the first time in my life. I learned to trust myself. I found a sense of physical, mental and spiritual calm. I also lost 40 pounds, and gained back almost an inch of height that I had lost over the last 10 years from hunching. No more daily headaches. Better sleep. Improved mood.

People around me noticed the changes and kept asking me what my secret was. I started to share and people responded. People just like you, who want to make changes but don't know where to start. People who feel intimidated to walk into a yoga studio. People who think they are too old or too fat or too "whatever" to start yoga. My mission is to share this incredible practice with you - no matter who you are, what stage of life you are in, or what body you're working with.

RealJoy Yoga is for all of us. It's the studio I always wanted to belong to but couldn't find. Welcome home.

Tim Prince

Tim has been practicing yoga for over 20 years with a special love for Vinyasa Flow. He knows his students by name and freely shares encouragement and positive feedback. And his music playlists are always a big hit!

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Candice Lamarand

Candice has been teaching yoga since 2017. "My yoga practice has helped me become more connected, intentional, and less reactive. Yoga helped me develop grace and compassion for myself...

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Diane Loveday

Mom,Traveler, Gardener, Reader and Nature Lover Yoga began as a fitness plan that grew into a lifestyle. Having practiced yoga as a student for almost 30 years I decided to enhance my practice by participating in a 200 hr YTT. It changed my practice and my perspective on yoga and life. Yoga connects mind, body and spirit and inspires me to share this with others.

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Stephanie Lasky

Stephanie is passionate about Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra and her outgoing personality shines.

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