Erin and Adam Schifferli founded JoyWheel Yoga & Wellness in 2013 with a vision to create a community school for all to learn and practice Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki. In 2014, they welcomed the expansion of the space to include the Wellness Suites on Main, a collaborative collective of wellness providers.
Erin discovered Yoga as a freshman in college, pursuing her BS/MS in Dietetics in Buffalo, NY. After graduating and enjoying time as both a community and clinical RDN and Nutrition Educator for the Eat Well Play Hard program, she was inspired to establish a private practice, Schifferli Works, LLC in 2008. As a traveling registered dietitian nutritionist who offered in-home nutrition, fitness and wellness sessions, Erin loved working closely with clients assisting them on their individual path to wellbeing. As the practice grew, she found she wanted to offer people more choices in holistic wellness methods in order to continue to improve long-term health outcomes. Since she was a devoted practitioner of Yoga she knew that it was time to deepen her understanding and pursue both her 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Now could offer her clients the benefits, which she herself had experienced, by combining the living and healing arts of Yoga, Meditation and Nutrition. Erin specializes in guiding people towards mindful eating with an abundance of whole real foods, teaching classical Yoga and Meditation practices that offer students a pathway to reaching their full health and wellness potential.
Adam also became interested in health and wellness at a young age as he sought a way to find work/life balance. He was juggling attending college part-time as an English and Computer Science major, holding down a full-time job as a business manager and being a part of a young family. He began his wellness pathway by experimenting with various techniques of Meditation, such as Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation. Through the opening and inspiration he received within a regular Meditation practice, he decided to pursue his 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as his Reiki Master certifications. Adam now specializes in assisting people to find their true nature by letting go of past unhealthy patterns and learning to better navigate stress. He also has experience in facilitating addiction recovery and enjoys working with those who claim they “can't meditate.” Adam is also a lover of stories and enjoys weaving the art of storytelling into his classes, services, and private practice. He is passionate about helping people find their own personalized road to better health and helping them recognize they can also enjoy the journey along the way.
Erin and Adam are grateful to facilitate the services offered at JoyWheel Yoga and Wellness. They enthusiastically collaborate with the providers, teachers and the wider WNY community, continually growing the health and wellness offerings at JoyWheel in order to meet the needs of an ever-evolving age. As a community-based Yoga School and wellness center, we welcome all seekers of wholeness to come to explore their own passageway to true wellness.
"I have been a seeker and I still am but I stopped asking the books and the stars and I started asking the teaching of my soul" ~Rumi