35 years of experience
Jo has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching for over 7 years. Originally under the guidance of Barbara Currie and Ruth White at the age of 16 and from that time connected with a passion for all things yoga.
Jo’s yoga lineage is T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Krishnamacharya who developed the method Viniyoga. Relieve suffering, re-establish freedom of movement, rebalance and strengthen the physical body, achieve a healthier mind.
Small steps to connect to our true and ultimate selves and trust our hearts.
British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher
Jo attended the British Wheel of Yoga foundation course with Sue Aslett and then further trained in London with Dr. Elena Voyce of Teach Yoga, who is a pioneer of therapeutic yoga in the UK. In 2012 Jo secured the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. After over 1000 hours of teaching yoga, Jo wished to learn more about using yoga as a therapy and attained the Yoga Therapy Teaching Diploma with Yoga Campus. Jo also has an ITEC diploma in anatomy and physiology and has trained in relax and renew restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, prana vinyasa with Shiva Rea and mindfulness with Mindfulness UK.
Experienced yoga therapist and yoga in health care advocate
Having qualified in April 2017 as a yoga therapist, Jo has been helping clients to restore optimal health and wellbeing in body and mind with yoga and yoga tools including postures, mindfulness and meditation.
Complimentary to western health care interventions, yoga therapy is highly effective as an intervention for many disorders and is widely recognised and scientifically proven to heal.
Read more about yoga therapy here.
Jo is now also trained in delivering the yoga4health 10 week programme. Evidenced-based yoga and available nationally. Backed by the NHS and the College of Medicine this programme is designed by leading experts and is proven to work. Participants all achieving lasting improvements to their physical and mental well-being.
A passion for teaching teenagers
Having discovered yoga as a teenager, Jo is now actively teaching yoga to teenagers in schools and other spaces. She trained with Teen Yoga and Charlotta Martinus in Teen Yoga and is working with both Westminster University and University College of London, researching and proving the benefits of yoga in schools.
Jo brings her enthusiasm for yoga to the mat and her classes and courses are lively and engaging.
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