Joan Dwyer

Co-Creator and Owner, All That Matters

Featured Member and Affiliate Sponsor

Joan Dwyer is the co-creator and owner of All That Matters (ATM). Under Joan’s guidance, she has grown ATM into the largest non-residential holistic center in New England.

A student of the healing arts since 1975, Joan began teaching classes on food and healing in 1982. She was coordinator of the East-West Macrobiotic Center in St. Louis and has crossed the country lecturing on food and healing. Her enthusiasm for the subject is positively contagious.

At ATM she co-leads “40-Days of Yoga,” a group program she adapted from Baron Baptiste’s book 40-Days to Personal Revolution. Over 1,000 people have experienced the program, which Joan trains other centers to offer. “40-Days” is a microcosm of what happens at ATM: getting people excited about the routine of eating well, meditating, and moving their body.

“When people do this healing work in community with others who are supporting them, they really transform,” she says. She is now working on The All That Matters 40 Day Program book- due out in early 2014.


Guided since 2005 by Joan Dwyer, All That Matters Yoga and Holistic Health Centers  offers more than 100 weekly yoga and meditation classes – plus workshops and professional trainings – in three Rhode Island locations: South Kingstown, Providence, and East Greenwich. The South Kingstown center includes a retail store as well as health services, from acupuncture and chiropractic to massage and spa treatments.

All That Matters’ successful and much loved program 40 Day (R)EVOLUTION is a microcosm of what happens at the center: participants get excited about eating well, meditating, and moving their body; and they gain prana (energy) and clarity. “When people do this healing work in community with others who are supporting them,” Joan Dwyer says, “they really transform.”

All That Matters’ original mission – to educate, inspire, and support the community to continually grow toward and maintain optimal health and wellbeing – continues to direct the organization. Its statewide team is passionate about helping make the world a healthier place, one person, and one community at a time. As they often say, “Inner peace leads to world peace, and that is all that matters.”