He has been in private practice for 35 years as an Intuitive Counselor, Life Coach, and Holistic Healer, working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Joa earned two Masters Degrees in Spiritual Psychology, from the University For Creation Centered Spirituality and from the University of Santa Monica. He is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute. Joa is a Certified Yoga Instructor and was owner of Illumination Yoga in Los Angeles.
Joa teaches BreathPlay, to repattern people’s daily breathing habit from fear to empowerment, and he is originator of the I AM Breath, a way of raising the Kundalini (the Soul’s life force) for a self-exalted experience without the side effects of drugs. Joa is also creator of the Freedom-Code Quantum Healing System, a method that miraculously reduces and eliminates emotional and physical pain instantly.
Much of Joa’s interest and training in spirituality and healing came from his life experiences starting with a near death experience, ascended master encounter, miraculous healing, and spiritual awakening after a motorcycle wreck at 17 years old. From being told he would be crippled for life, he eventually became a long distance runner. He also healed his chronic asthma and colitis by learning to re-pattern his breathing. Most importantly, he shifted from being disappointed with his life to finding inner peace and purpose.
Fascinated by the healing process and achieving higher states of wellness, Joa practiced Yoga and meditation and became certified in many healing modalities including Fitness Instructor, Aerobic Exercise Specialist, Nutritionist, Iridologist, Massage Therapist (Swedish, Esalan, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, Polarity Therapy, Reiki Therapy), Herbal Therapist, Colonic Irrigation Therapist, and Hatha Yoga Instructor (White Lotus Certified) and Kundalini Yoga studies.
In 1989, a spiritual teacher named Evelyn Jenkins recognized Joa’s spiritual gifts, and encouraged him to use them professionally. Thousands of readings later, Joa continues to give Spiritual Readings today to help people see their Soul’s potential, purpose, and path.
Joa has had many supportive spiritual teachers of several traditions including Science of Mind and Unity of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism (Bakti Yoga), and Native American. Joa has experienced the native American Sweat lodge ceremony extensively, and has poured and built lodges. He usually offers a Vision Quest each year on Mount Shasta.
Joa’s spiritual seeking shifted to “finding home” when he re-discovered the I AM Activity of Saint Germain at Majestic Mount Shasta, California. Mount Shasta became Joa’s home for 5 blissful years – where he was blessed with dramatic encounters with ascended masters and angels. Then the spiritual glamour seemed to wear off. He felt something was missing as his relationships were not lasting long, and he felt a growing desire to help people (and himself) in a deeper way.
As dramatically he was blessed by the mountain in the previous years, the Mountain Spirit discharged him via an auto accident. He moved into the cities looking for a counseling program. Joa discovered the University of Santa Monica (USM) where he learned to heal his childhood pain and his relationships. He discovered that his emotional body had fallen behind as he had been unconsciously “spiritually bypassing” his emotions, avoiding his human issues, which is deceptively easy to do for those people who are good at getting spiritually high.
After graduating from USM, Joa was called back to Mt. Shasta and told he can live here for the rest of his years. In 2011 Saint Germain revealed himself as Joa’s ascended master sponsor, and invited him to help disseminate the I AM Wisdom in a non-religious way by founding the University of Mount Shasta.