Body Wisdom Training
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joseph lauricella

Author, Life & Wellness Coach, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

I help people eliminate stress and anxiety without confusion, drugs, or time consuming fitness routines. I am passionate about teaching people how to love themselves and live authentically with Yoga: time tested principles of breathwork, movement, meditation and nature. I have dedicated my life to serving others, raising consciousness and expanding possibilities for life. 

Thank you so much for being here

I grew up in Central NY in a large Italian family. At a young age, I learned the power of therapeutic touch, compassion, and healing. 


If I have mastered anything, it’s how to work on and guide people into their body. I was trained as a massage therapist nearly 25 years ago at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. Yoga and Meditation was an integral part of my experience and became my medicine. I’ve had the privilege to work with thousands of people ever since.  


In 2008, I opened my second Yoga studio and school: Arizona Power Yoga and The Arizona School of Yoga. I was passionate about sharing Yoga with the community and training Yoga teachers. Yoga retreats and workshops filled my weekends and I could not be happier.  

Over time my private sessions became a mix of bodywork, breath-work, strength training, Yoga and meditation. I put together training programs for people. Life coaching and wellness facilitation was a natural progression and I’ve been doing it ever since.

In 2013, I self-published my first book and co-founded an online stress reduction company called Take15Now. At the time it was a cutting edge concept designed to scale the lessons I was teaching at the studio. Despite our best efforts we couldn’t get it off the ground. The good news: I became a stress reduction expert and began sharing my findings with my clients.

I relocated to Chicago in 2016 and began teaching Yoga at Midtown Athletic Club. I wrote and published two books: a children’s book titled: Codi and the Maple Tree and a Yoga poetry book titled: Postures, Prayers, and Poems. 

My work as a teacher and coach continues. Here are some lessons that I have learned along the way. Trust is the most important container. The body tells the story of our lives. The body never lies. The breath is the gateway to the body mind. The mind and spine function as one. The mind is a function of the heart. 

I believe there’s a vast intelligence within us. An ancient wisdom that courses through our body and mind every day that we’re alive no matter what we think about our body or how we judge ourself.

My work is to help people remove everything that stands in the way of feeling and experiencing this wisdom.

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Registration is currently open for: The Medicine Yoga Retreat January 14-18, 2023