Michelle Joyce is on a mission to eliminate unhealthy posture! She’s frequently featured on TV shows and teaches posture workshops worldwide. Originally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she believes that helping people change their posture involves much more than simply telling them to sit up straight.
She was a professional dancer for 15 years, but her terrible back pain began to threaten her career. After trying every imaginable remedy, she finally discovered Posture Therapy and has since devoted herself to spreading the word about the benefits of healthy posture.
Her unique approach addresses the emotional aspects of posture, and she believes that stress and unhealthy posture are strongly connected. She uses her Master’s in Counseling to help clients break old habits and create sustainable new ones. After all, simply telling people to “sit up straight” will not help them to make permanent life changes.
Michelle has studied many aspects of posture, getting certified in Occupational Ergonomics, Thai Massage and Reposturing Dynamics (a form of stretching therapy). The end result is a unique and effective method of permanently changing your posture that cleverly combines psychology, ergonomics, stretching and relaxation.
She is the author of the children’s book Posture Posey and the Slumpyback Goblins, an app called The 30 Day Posture Makeover and has recently released a book for adults called Posture Makeover. She recently gave her first TEDx Talk about the forgotten history of America’s obsession with posture which contains tips about how to help children develop healthy posture without nagging. Her posture lessons have a large following YouTube. She currently runs a private practice in Eugene, Oregon, dedicated to giving posture makeovers to people of all ages.