Healing Facilitators

Center of Joy offers a wide range of healers and teachers with spiritual, medical, and holistic training from around the world. Each one brings their singular wisdom to help you discover whole new worlds within yourself.


Dr. Ruth Lopez

With 30 years of holistic practice, Dr. Ruth blends traditions from around the world into her own unique healing approach. Trained in both Western and Eastern medicine, she earned her M.D. at the Central University of Quito-Ecuador and studied acupuncture at the Traditional Chinese Medicine University in Shanghai-China. She also practices Chi-Kung and Energy Healing, and develops Meditation Workshops.


  • Bioenergetic Holistic Session
  • Acupuncture w/o needles
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Sleep therapy colorpuncture
  • Cupping with aromatherapy
  • Ear Puncture or Auriculotherapy
  • Magnets
Natalia Ria

Natalia Riajkiah

Based on the belief that everyone has an innate power to heal themselves, Natalia uses a mix of modalities, from the etheric to the tactile, to release stuck emotions, energetic blocks, and tensions in the body, mind, and heart. Working with energy, intuition and the body, her goal is to help people reconnect to their essence and step into a life of inner freedom and joy.


  • Yoga: Hatha flow, Restorative, Deep stretch, Vinyasa, Yin
  • Traditional Thai Massage
  • Dynamic Thai Massage
  • Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage
  • Sound Healing Therapy
  • Somatic Breathwork & Emotional Release
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Reiki
Pura Vida

Pura Vida Vibrations – Jared & Laura


  • Sound Journey with Gongs and Crystal Bowls
  • Breathing Session with Crystal Bowls
  • Introduction to Cacao and Sound Journey (Sound Healing).
  • Womb Wellness Sessions (for women) or Holistic Wellness Sessions (for men)

Victoria Bonilla

Victoria came to health coaching and guided meditation through a personal journey that dragged her to rock bottom. In her climb back up, she found her purpose—to not only take responsibility and maintain her own health, but to help others find theirs. Her work focuses on both physical and spiritual wellbeing, finding balance, and supporting dreams.


  • Health Coaching
  • Guided Meditation

Konrad Esquivel

Holistic healing facilitator with multicultural experience, expert in alternative therapies, dedicated to healing and leading others to internal freedom since 1982. After undergoing some intense spiritual experiences he now created his own technique and teaches his own meditation modality geared to enable others to connect and experience their own inner peace and silence.


  • Thai Massage 
  • Deep Tissue 
  • Smooth Massage 
  • Sleep therapy colorpuncture
  • Sound healing therapy
  • Sound healing therapy for couples

Rodrigo Fonseca

Musician, percussionist, and sound therapist, boasting over 12 years of expertise in harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. With a diverse range of wellness instruments at our disposal including enchanting gongs, resonant Tibetan bowls, and captivating hand drums-we embark on a profound journey of deep relaxation and inner connection. Together,  we delve into the depths of our being, unlocking dormant, strength and activating our innate healing power. As the symphony of sacred sounds envelops us, we are transported to a state of heightened awareness, where inner peace and rejuvenation abound. Surrender to the healing vibrations, allowing them to realign and restore your entire being. This soulful experience serves as a catalyst for self-discovery, renewal, and awakening of your natural vitality.


  • Sound healing therapy
  • Sound healing therapy for couples
  • Sound journey

Jorge Porras

As an experienced Coach focused on wellness, I have the necessary knowledge in human movement and biomechanics. My goal is to provide relief from the typical health problems associated with incorrect posturing like fatigue and pain. My treatments focus on strengthening your body's natural functions, which will help restore balance to improve your energy efficiency. 


  • Relax massage & red light treatment
  • Functional readaptation
  •  Yoga Sculp
  • Ice bath therapy

Constina Alston-Howley

I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. For me, my practice began as a way to escape the stress of corporate America and to get a good stretch in before or after cardio. But truth be told, I kept returning to the mat/studio because after each class I felt more grounded-connected to my true self. On and off the mat, I make a conscious effort to be authentic in my words as well a my actions, and I encourage others to do the same. I emphasize the importance of aligning breath with movement; finding stillness and expression in the mind; connecting with one's own energy.


  • Reeiki sessions
  • Meditation session