Rebecca Hackett, C-IAYT, YTRx-800C, RYT-500, RPYT, founded Joyful Path Yoga Therapy in 2013. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and turned to yoga to strengthen her body following back surgery in 1998. A subsequent herniated disc surgery in 2003 was followed by a spinal fusion in 2012. She has since had two abdominal surgeries, including a cesarean section.
Her path to teaching yoga began following her spinal fusion recovery. She was compelled to share the many benefits that yoga can provide, by teaching people who have gone through similar health issues.
Rebecca is a member of Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She is a graduate of the accredited Yoga Therapy (YTRx) program at Loyola Marymount University, a four year training, including an internship year working with chronic pain patients at Venice Family Clinic. Rebecca teaches Mom & Baby Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Toddler Yoga, Senior Yoga and Strollga as part of the Baby Boot Camp Program. Rebecca also sees clients privately for either yoga or yoga therapy, creating individual programs based on the person’s immediate needs, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
“As a long time sufferer of chronic back pain, multiple back surgeries as well as depression brought on by chronic pain, my passion is working with people who are going through similar issues. I enjoy working with people who may be pre or post surgery, working to try and avoid surgery, and those who want to deal with the stress/anxiety of dealing with chronic pain. I also enjoy working with pre/postnatal women and help them to deal with the stress and anxiety that can come along with pregnancy and after birth. I believe that where ever your are in life yoga can meet you there and fit your needs.”