About Us

Embark on a beautiful journey from the inside out

It’s a fast-paced world with more stress and less time for ourselves than people have ever known at any other time in history. The relentless pace and stress is taking its toll on our bodies, mental capacities, and spirit.

It’s time to bring balance back to our lives

Why do we need Joi?

We are living in a time of great transformation and acceleration in the evolution of consciousness and the human spirit like never before.

This transformation is creating a huge yearning for more understanding of “the self” and to discovering who we are and why we are here.  Today there is a developing desire to be stronger in mind, body, and spirit and more resilient to the ebbs and flows of life.

The key to life’s health and happiness

People are seeking something better and inner fitness is the key to a long, healthy and happy life.

This kind of inner fitness requires tapping into a connection with our inner powers like never before. JOI is here to help connect us to some of today’s leading-edge resources for achieving inner fitness in our modern world.

As science continues to study the sustainable benefits of alternative and complementary health care, more and more people are already turning to natural and holistic methods to take care of themselves.

The Joi mission is clear

Joi’s mission is to provide a modern wellness facility that brings the training and benefits of inner fitness to everyone, all in one beautiful and inspiring place.

The Joi advisory team is a collaboration of leading authorities within their respective fields working together to create a cohesive Inner Fitness model for the spa and wellness industry.

Inner Fitness Leaders

Founding Partner & Project Facilitator

Angie Chandler

Hi, it’s Angie. The Joi Center is my passion project, but there’s more to it than just another wellness website. Joi is part of today’s larger revolution and global effort to help our planet be healthier, happier and whole from the inside out.

My background is in business, marketing, and medical sales with a passion for holistic health and genuine well-being.  With years of working in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, it gave me the opportunity to learn firsthand the limitations of viewing health as just a physical phenomenon and treating only the symptoms of an illness.

I used that experience to learn everything I could about the missing components of true health care—the mental, emotional, and spiritual components.

Inner fitness is the foundation of a healthy life

I introduced Massage Envy franchise to SC in 2006, where I owned and managed the first Massage Envy in Mt Pleasant SC, along with Facelogic Spa.

My interest in natural and preventative health care led me to practices, books, and studies that all revealed a core concept—inner fitness is the foundation of a healthy life.

What does this mean for you?

Whether it’s the power of the mind, the power of belief, the power of vibrations, the power of intention, or the power of love, what became clear to modern science, and is becoming clear to more of us by the day, is that there is great power within us.

The time to exercise that power, and to do so together, has come.

Steven Halpern - Inner Wellness Team - Sound/Music

I am Steven, a Grammy-nominated musician and composer in San Francisco, Ca, and a best-selling recording artist, producer, and sound researcher. My first two books, Tuning the Human Instrument and Sound Health, were pioneers in the emerging field of sound healing. My passion for researching the connections between sound, consciousness, and healing motivated me to study the more subtle and sophisticated technologies of brainwave biofeedback. My music, books, seminars, and media appearances, have given me the opportunity to introduce the healing powers of music to mainstream audiences. This kind of music puts listeners in the “zone” and can be used in health and healing centers worldwide, as well as destination spas, schools, and corporate wellness programs. Learn more at stevenhalpern.com.

Rollin McCraty, PhD - Inner Wellness Team - Heartmath Research

 

I am Rollin and have been the Research Director at HeartMath Institute in Northern California for over 25 years, a recognized global leader in research of heart-brain communication and its relationship to managing stress, increasing coherence and inner balance for living healthier lives.
I also do research in the electrophysiology of intuition and how all things are interconnected. Our research team participates in collaborative studies with scientific, medical, and educational institutions throughout the world. We work with organizations such as the military, police, hospitals, and businesses to train staff on ways to remain calm in stressful situations and become more resilient in daily challenges.

I am honored to be an Internationally recognized authority on heart-rate variability, heart-rhythm coherence, and the effects of positive and negative emotions on human psychophysiology. A Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. International Neurocardiology Network, the American Autonomic Society, the Pavlovian Society, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Learn more about him at www.heartmath.org.

Shelley Snow, PhD – Inner Wellness Team - Sound/Music

 

I am Shelley, a music therapist, psychotherapist, and professional musician.
My passion is in leading edge research and development of sound-based therapies for mind-body healing in health and wellbeing.

I have conducted the first major study of sound healing by a music therapist and currently collaborating with neuroscientists on studies of toning at the prestigious International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research in Montreal. I have been a practicing therapist for 25 years, and founder of the Dorian Centre for the Healing Arts in 2011, where I currently conduct a clinical practice in music and sound therapies. I am also a professional musician, my vocal CD Shameneya, performed in an original language, was hailed by Billboard Magazine as “truly original, deeply spiritual, and artistically impressive”.

Maria Zayas, Ed.D – Inner Wellness Team - Heartmath Trainer

 

I am Maria, and I have been a practicing psychologist and educator for over 25 years. My passion is understanding the science of human experiences as well as the wisdom of holistic healing modalities. I understand the importance of balancing the body, mind, heart, and spirit in attaining deep wellbeing, and believe that human growth and healing potentials are richly stimulating, creative and fun.
My workshops embody a uniquely integrative blend of the principles of psychology, and spiritual disciplines such as yoga, walking meditation, and the arts to create a deep, meaningful and joyful transformative experience.

I am a certified HeartMath® systems trainer for developing heart intelligence. I am a personal and group trainer, mentor, and clinical practitioner and a faculty member of the Psychology Department at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, where I teach in the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. I collaborate in conducting research for scientific knowledge and practical application of heart intelligence.

Alberto Frias, MA, – Joi Playground Team - Design R&D

I am Alberto, an architect and designer of resonance spaces and meditation pods, including a design for a Transport Perceptual Pod for my master’s project at the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. This was a personal light, sound, and space environment. I work with prestigious architectural firms worldwide, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, wellness centers, television studios. I am honored to have received the 2015 Arizona State University (ASU) Excellence Award for the creation of a multi-sensory environment to help children with autism. I also enjoy teaching students as an adjunct professor and lecturer with ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design in the Arts. You can learn more about me and my multi sensory spaces at www.albertofrias.com.

Elan Rosanman - Audio Systems Designer , AudioElixir.com

 

Hi I’m Elan and I am an audio and experiential designer passionate about exploring the power of sound for its affect on human consciousness and well-being.

My specialty is in ambisonic audio systems and immersive media content for both entertainment and wellness industries. I began my career in the music industry at Sonic Music in New York and Miami, and later in San Francisco as an Audio Engineer and in 2008 received my certifications for Psychoacoutstics and Sound Therapy at the Institute of Sound and Consciousness.

Today, I am the founder of AudioElixir where I develop therapeutic sensory immersion protocols for shifting brainwave patterns and changing states of consciousness using sound., And, I am proud to be part of two innovative audio teams, Onedomeproject.com and Joicenter.com .

Audioelixir.com San Francisco, CA.