Joanna found the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga, enjoined with the sacred plant, as a pathway from pain to healing. She has spent her entire adult life learning how to live a conscious, intentional and healthy life; her quest ignited from 15 years struggling to mainain a pain-free life with Crohn’s disease, later presenting Graves hyperthyroid disease. She tries to balance our modern hectic lifestyle with the practice of living with awareness through daily routines, whole foods, herbs and essential oils.
Her intention is to share her own experience of healing by helping others truly find peace and balance in their everyday lives.
She is certified as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor from both the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and is an active member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), the Society of CBD Clinicians. She is also a faculty member for the Holistic CBD Academy.
Much of Joanna's counseling involves recommendations for yoga, for which she is certified as a Raja yoga teacher (Sundara College of Yoga,) and instructed as a Yoga teacher trainer with Yogaspirit. Her teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga, along with detailed instruction and understanding of plant medicine, mainly CBD. Her intention is that her clients learn to create a "new" life for themselves by creating a routine of mindfulness, movement, and meditation – with particular attention to their state of mind, their daily choices, and their breath.
Your natural healing journey is led by Joanna Matson, professionally trained and experienced Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor. You will receive the tools and understanding to help you create the life you imagine, and experience a renewed sense of self. Your journey will offer you a different perspective of your situation, creating a body with vitality and enthusiasm, utilizing the tools of over 5,000 years of Ayurvedic wisdom.
Individualized and group classes and workshops to help you stay informed and educated about various benefits for our well-being by learning about the Endo-Cannabinoid system within our body, and how it regulates the various systems in our body.
This is an ideal opportunity for continuing education for teaching medical professionals, teachers, law enforcement and churches about plant medicine, the endo-cannabinoid system, proper usage, dosing, safety, efficacy and more. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our goal is to help you re-create your life, releasing thoughts and behaviors that create dis-harmony and stress, so that you experience a rejuvenating and fulfilling life. You will receive a unique and personalized wellness protocol to help you achieve your goals.
Herbs, oils, foods, routines, and various practices will likely be advised to you, with professional recommendations for products and supplements.
Committing to a healthier lifestyle is just that – a commitment that takes dedication. Our commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding and support while you embark on your journey to healing.
Ultimately, you have the power inherent in you to make the choices, moment to moment, that affect your future.
Let's work together on your wellness journey. Learn more about our counseling services.
Canna-Veda counseling involves sitting down with Joanna face to face, or via live-stream video, for a 60 minute initial consultation. You will be asked to complete a detailed holistic survey about your physical, mental and emotional state of being.
Please be prepared with a list of your supplements and prescription medication. Each counseling session is unique, as it important to dive deeply into issues that can be at the root of any ailment or disorder.
Ayurveda treats the person, not the disease, therefore because every person is unique, the recommended treatments will vary. Expect dietary guidelines, herbal compounds (tablets, teas, oil, salves), breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, yoga poses, and more.
Initial Consultation: $145
Follow up Consult: $100
Check-in 30 min Consult: $60
Private Yoga: $108
Changing course and creating lasting wellness and vitality is a commitment and a journey. It takes a plan and a road map.
Let us show you the way through various forms of healing through counseling sessions, massage therapy, pancha-karma therapies, Reiki, Yoga, and business consultation services.
If you are ready to commit to feeling more joy, laughter and purpose in your life, then you deserve guidance and counsel from someone who offers you compassion, experience and wisdom.
Start creating the life you envision, following your dreams, and feeling your full potential with the help of Ayurvedic counseling.
"I met Jo when I took one of her yoga classes in 2012. I was new to yoga and Jo’s encouragement, compassion and wisdom kept me coming back. I soon became a faithful follower of the practice in general and Jo’s classes specifically. Her classes not only nourished my body, they fed my spirit. After taking classes with her for almost a year, she moved away and I have yet to find a teacher I connect with as I did with Jo. When I learned of her yoga retreat to Tulum, I immediately signed up and have been meeting her in Mexico annually for the past three years. It was in Mexico that I heard Jo’s inspirational story of healing through Ayurveda. Through her coaching, I have made simple but significant changes to my lifestyle and diet that have allowed me to enjoy better health...physically, mentally, and spiritually. After a year of making small changes, I met Jo again in Mexico and received the greatest compliment when she looked at me and said, 'You look so healthy!'"
Shelly T., Louisville, KY
"Jo is an amazing, gifted & personable teacher. She is a hard worker. It shows in her teachings & workshops. She deeply understands the body, both the subtle & the physical. She has poured herself into the practice and teaching of yoga and Ayurvedic principles.
I have been practicing yoga for many years and I always walk away from her with true inspiration. This is what I love about her the most!"
Ellen S., Atlanta, Georgia
"Overall, since we last spoke I have really focused on taking better care of myself – slowing down, doing things for myself that make me happy and confident, eating well, and listening to my body when I need a break. I’m still practicing yoga, although I’ve been less competitive with myself about it and am not practicing with as much frequency. At home, I feel much more present and patient with my wife and kids. My relationship with my wife is improving rapidly. There is love again between us, and open honest communication. I really think this has been the biggest piece of the puzzle, made possible by many things but especially my ability to remain grounded.
I appreciate your wisdom and kindness. Our conversation continues to echo through my life on a daily basis. I’ve seen and felt vast improvements in every aspect of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Rhys L., Louisville, Kentucky
Joanna is generous and kind in her practice. She has a strong and gentle presence in her ayurvedic counseling and yoga classes. Healing seems to be her goal, in every aspect of people’s lives.
Ellen B., White Salmon, Washington
"Jo is a wonderfully gentle and patient yoga teacher who encourages each student according to his or her particular needs. Her class always left me feeling at peace yet energized to face the gifts and challenges that the new day would bring."
Pauletta F., Louisville, Kentucky
"I started yoga in 2009 but it was not until I went to Joanna's soul flow class that I finally found my favorite style of yoga. During that first class, I had no idea the impact that meeting Joanne would have on my life. I attended her classes and occasional workshop for about a year before I made an appointment with her for an Ayurveda consultation in the Spring of 2012. The one on one experience put me on a healthier path and I slowly adopted many of her recommendations into my daily routine.
When I had a health issue in 2013, I reached out to her, even though she had moved across the country. She was still able to guide me back to balance. I am so grateful that she has made me aware of Ayurveda and inspired me to trust in holistic healthcare."
Steph J., Louisville, Kentucky
" I met Jo when I took one of her yoga classes in 2012. I was new to yoga and Jo’s encouragement, compassion and wisdom kept me coming back. I soon became a faithful follower of the practice in general and Jo’s classes specifically. Her classes not only nourished my body, they fed my spirit. After taking classes with her for almost a year, she moved away and I have yet to find a teacher I connect with as I did with Jo.
When I learned of her yoga retreat to Tulum, I immediately signed up and have been meeting her in Mexico annually for the past three years. It was in Mexico that I heard Jo’s inspirational story of healing through Ayurveda. Through her coaching, I have made simple but significant changes to my lifestyle and diet that have allowed me to enjoy better health…physically, mentally, and spiritually. After a year of making small changes, I met Jo again in Mexico and received the greatest compliment when she looked at me and said, “You look so healthy!” "
Shelly T., Louisville, Kentucky