Hi, I’m Jo your resident yoga teacher,
My yoga journey
first began as a teenager, but didn’t really appreciate the true benefits until a few years later when my career as a make-up artist was in full swing. Working ridiculously long hours, I needed some time to chill out and stop me going crazy! I so appreciated the relaxing effect it had on both my mind, body and general outlook on life, reducing my stress and anxiety. At one point due to clashing schedules I discovered a tai chi/qigong class where we always did an amazing guided meditation at the end. Although both practises were very different, I could see and feel some similarities.
Whilst practising Qi Gong I discovered I could feel the ‘energy’ around me, something a little weird at first, but so very wonderful! My journey taught me about the importance of the chakras (energy centres within our bodies) which ties in nicely not only with my yoga and meditation practise, but also as a Reiki master & teacher and Transformational life Coach.
My career involved a lot of travelling and I had the misfortune of being involved in 3 fairly bad car crashes within a 10 year period (yes that was 3!). Each time, the doctor referred me to physio which helped a little but I knew in my heart yoga could benefit me far more. Practising whilst being in so much pain and with severely restricted movement brought along the realisation of how amazingly therapeutic and healing yoga can be. Needless to say, each time my Doctor was surprised at my speed of recovery after going back to classes.