Dionne C. Monsanto
Dionne C. Monsanto, Chief Joy Connector and Founder of Joyous Ocean LLC, connects people to their joy. As a bestselling author, life transformation coach, speaker, mental health advocate, and performer, she creates the space for her clients to safely realize their goals and build better versions of themselves.
Dionne’s belief is that we can collectively change the world if we each build a joy-filled healthy body to support the lives we want to live. In short Dionne helps people Live Life INjoy! With her support, her clients create their “right-size” bodies and lives.
After leaving a successful financial services career, Dionne turned her passion for yoga, as well as her love of dance, into a successful business and has inspired communities and transformed clients all over the world. The “Dionne effect” has reshaped bodies and lives in 6 of the 7 continents. She is a native New Yorker but a global citizen. As such she has been on TV, radio and in print. Her most recent features were on CBS News and in Time Magazine.
She sits on the National Chapter Leadership Council for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and is an active volunteer with her local AFSP NYC Chapter as well. She is a helper who loves cooking, music, and laughter. She sees them all as moving meditations.
How to Win at Life: Gamifying Spiritual Growth” revolutionizes the perspective on work and play, challenging the belief that all four-letter words are negative. This interactive master class harmoniously integrates work and play in personal development. Breaking down the perceived opposition between “work” and “play,” the class invites participants to explore how both are crucial to spiritual growth.
Using the transformative “52 Weeks INjoy” decks as bridges between the serious and joyous aspects of life, the session redefines work as a journey of self-discovery and improvement. Similarly, play is presented not just as leisure but as a powerful tool for introspection and healing. Participants are encouraged to view their inner child as a guide, not a hindrance, using the deck as a conduit for playful self-exploration. Embrace the positive side of four-letter words, integrate work and play, and embark on a journey toward a more balanced, fulfilling life. Join us for an inspiring session that unlocks the potential for joy, growth, and a deeper connection with your higher self.