My approach is to educate as well as guide and encourage. Through moving your body within safe limits, you will de-stress and be soothed which in-turn will settle your mind. You will become more mindful, become more aware of your breathing and how you move both on and off the mat. With yoga and my guidance, you will improve your physical, mental health and well-being and have a strong desire to commit to your yoga path and thereby secure lasting change.
BWY Yoga Teacher, Teen Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist
Having taught yoga for many years, I have developed my own unique style drawing on many influences and have studied in depth how/why yoga works both physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This has led me to teach more intelligent yoga, designed to heal and aligned to your individual need.
I offer options to suit everybody. Depending on your characteristics you may need a little bit of gentle encouragement to go a bit deeper or if you are naturally very competitive then an option where there is less determined effort is probably more beneficial.
I encourage you to be curious and experiential while you practice. Moving how nature intended and let go of precision which in many cases is not helpful.
Through a regular yoga practice, you will improve your core, posture, your flexibility, strength, mobility, and mental state.
Beneficial if you are experiencing chronic pain including back pain, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. Helpful for those wanting relief from the symptoms of stress and anxiety or depression or for those recovering from illness or injury.
Every class includes mindfulness and restorative relaxation designed to soothe the nervous system.
Evidence-based yoga proven to work
Science and extensive controlled studies are now confirming what the ancient yogis knew, yoga heals and yoga is an effective healthcare intervention. Drawing on the available evidence and advice; I deliver yoga that is proven to work.
If you are in doubt then please get your doctor’s advice before coming to practice.
Currently, I'm teaching courses, workshops and teen yoga drop-in either privately or group classes, on-line, in studios or in the workplace.
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Ability to reconnect with my spirit. To the true me that has been suppressed by circumstances.
Ability to relax, take time for me, create a personal space to meditate, practice and relax. The home study, handouts and videos helped - Extremely enjoyable.
Jo is brilliant and allows each of us personal time and the ability to work within our own capabilities. Always encouraging and supportive.”
Able to shut myself away and practice yoga alone. Surprised at what a priority it has become, more awareness for what my body is feeling and a knowledge of how yoga breathing and movement can help heal/soothe/relax/slight. Additionally have had some weight loss/toning - Enjoyed the 2 hour sessions - Jo is an excellent teacher. Surprised myself by how committed I was to daily practice. Definitely glad I did the course. Big thing I learnt is that slower can be better and more effective in yoga and everyday life.
Very understanding teacher. Aware of different levels, progressed at a pace to suit all. Took us through all stages, so we were aware of the effects on our body and gave a greater understanding of what is happening during practice eg with our breathing. Particularly liked the home sheets, practice, tips and information to use at home.
Huge and positive impact on me
I have very much enjoyed the yoga course. The first few weeks had a huge and positive impact on me, I enjoyed the practice and the relaxation/meditation. - Overall I liked everything. The only thing I found challenging was feeling quite exhausted mentally and physically afterwards.
I feel healthy
My body feels stronger, I am more aware of my breathing. I feel healthy and more relaxed. I have been keeping well and avoided catching any winter viruses. - I meditate every day using the pause at the end of the breath. I practise 10 minutes of yoga every morning. - I loved the slower paced practise. For many years the yoga I have done has been faster and I love the thinking of each movement and being more aware of the breath during each pose. I almost feel trance like during the session. I certainly feel the most relaxed I've ever been doing yoga.
Connecting to others
The breathing techniques have been very helpful in everyday life when faced with challenges. Also, the connection with other people in similar circumstances in a nurturing environment has given me a boost and increased self esteem.
Be your own teacher
Jo is the best yoga teacher I have experienced in all my years of practising yoga.
She is clear in her instruction & incredibly knowledgable; during each session she explains how and why each aspect, pose or movement benefits the body, soul and mind.
Jo is passionate about empowering everyone In the class to become their own teacher.
In a nutshell Jo is a warm, approachable & an extremely knowledgeable professional.