About Me


Joan sitting on a tree branch

From inner-city Detroit to a prestigious business school in Lyon, France, Joan established herself as an international trainer, offering seminars throughout Europe. Her passion for the healing arts began there with training in Yoga, shiatsu, Tai Chi Chuan, massage, and therapeutic relaxation and visualization techniques.

Joan has a private practice in Guelph, Ontario. She has lived and worked on three continents and treated clients of all ages and from all over the world. She has taught at the university, adult education, elementary, and high school levels and has run workshops and seminars for teachers, practitioners, therapists, and managers in Europe, North America, and South America. She is the former founding member and CEO of the Centre for Neurological Development and Integration, Inc. She offers her services in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Joan says: My unique approach represents a marriage between Western pragmatism and Eastern healing arts. Through study and training I am continually seeking better ways to support and enhance the process of growth for my clients and myself.

Professional Membership:

  • Academy of Naturopaths & Naturotherapists, membership # 96-1737
  • MNRI Core Specialist since 2012

Professional Training:

  • Qigong Professional Healer Training with Robert Peng, 2021 and ongoing
  • Damien Echols: Practices in High Magick: on-going training
  • The Healer’s Path: The Toltec Tradition with Sergio Magaña, Berkeley CA. 2019
  • Masgutova Neurosesorimotor Reflex Integration MNRI®, 2006-2020
  • MNRI Core Specialist certification January 2012
  • Master Practitioner, Neuro Linguistic Programming, London School of NLP
  • Brain Gym® certified instructor
  • Vision Circles certified instructor
  • Practical Kinesiology 120 hr. internship – The Sue Maes Re-education program, 1996
  • Quantum Healing: Kim Seer and Sue Maes
  • Touch For Health – Levels 1-4
  • Movement Exploration – Carol Ann Erickson
  • Healing the Child – Jon Bredal
  • Neuro Organization Technique
  • Systemic Approach to Family Therapy – 3-year program, Lyon, France
  • Training in voice and dance
  • Craniosacral Therapy

Publication: Changing Energies, Pilgrims, Kent, England, mind-body exercise to improve learning in the classroom.

Corporate Clients:

University of Guelph; Ministry of Agriculture; Health Canada; Ministry of Labor; Hillside Music Festival; Child Access Care Centres, Kindermusic Cambridge; Learning Disabilities Association Guelph; Upper Grand District School Board; Wellington Catholic District School Board; The Waterloo Region District School Board; Rotary Centre-Waterloo; Evergreen Senior Centre; The Cooperators Insurance Company ; The Child Resource Centre- Guelph ; Conestoga College ;The YMCA-Kitchener; Tributaries; Giardino Hair Salon; Wellington-Halton Women’s Institute Education Committee; Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington; Stroke Recovery, Guelph; The British Council, London, England; Continental AG, Germany; L’Ecole de Commerce de Lyon, France; Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotà, Colombia.


Joan Agosta
Guelph, Ontario
Tel: (519) 822 4491

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