“You’re so beautiful and organic in your power, Jo! And it’s deceptively hard! Love it”
Sadie Nardini. Wellness expert & founder of CSV Yoga.
Hi, I am Jo thank you for taking the time to read about me. I am so glad you are here.
17 years ago I decided enough was enough and embraced myself and learnt how to live on my terms by my rules.
I am a freedom-seeker, breath & anatomy fascinated, life loving Junky. Since healing myself, I have passionate about helping and guiding people into there individual potential, physically and mentally through breath-centered yoga and mindfulness. My years of suffering after losing my dad in a car crash, when I was just 25, he was only 50 years young. Having a disconnected relationship with my mum sent me down a spiralling path of becoming a workaholic, a victim to Rosacea for 13 years, fiery, self-sabotaging emotional and physical wreck. A journey that many people I work with can relate too.
My passion for life and for helping others has come from my own life experiences and the profound effects the breathing and movement have had on my body, mind and soul. Dedicating time to myself gave me space and time to understand my suffering, and I began to heal rise and thrive. My controlling mind started to ease. The rosacea that covered my face began to fade along with my chronic back pain, anger, owning up to being a workaholic and my self-sabotaging way of life.
After 17 years of practice, I continue to embrace my journey so much so that nine years ago I had to fulfil my passion and create a beautiful retreat space. Just like the one I wished I found 17 years ago. A place I could share my knowledge and practice to help others, indulge in their power, shake off the past and feel the freedom I do today and indulge in the best relationship one will ever have? The one you will have with yourself.
I have written an Ebook where I share my story of how Grief, Rosacea and all the other emotional and physical I suffered that gave me the driving force to embrace myself and empower myself to heal and change. I share my tips and life hacks that got me leaving the job I thought I loved after 18 years, moving countries to live in Turkey to live a life I enjoy and doing a job I adore.
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Here are a few examples of why people come and retreat with me.
"Looking to relax, explore my mind and body and reconnect with myself".
"I am turning 40 at the end of May and am re-evaluating my work/life. Balance. Looking to reset, refocus and embrace change!"
"I am now ready to move forward to the next stage of my life."
"I’d love to be able to move and breathe through the tough times and not get stressed and panic".
"I am excited to have a week of self-care - I am not great at that but increasingly am aware if I want to continue to look after others / get the most out of life then I need to look after me."
My studies include;
Dedicating many hours & years to myself and self-study
Yoga Anatomy Principles diploma - Leslie Kaminoff - 9 months study course
Yoga Anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff - 3 days intensive in Istanbul
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga diploma & Advanced Diploma - Sadie Nardini http://sadienardini.com/find-a-csv-yoga-teacher/
Rock Star Teaching Diploma - Sadie Nardini
“Jo’s teaching style immediately takes you into a state of bliss. I’ve been doing yoga for over 15 years and have never experienced a teacher who immerses you so effortlessly into practice quite like Jo does. I love how she incorporates the spiritual, mental and physical elements in such a harmonious way. It took me to another level of actual reunion with myself. I will be flowing with Jo again as soon as possible namaste,”
“Hi Jo, I’ve been on many yoga holidays, but your’s was the best one I ever experienced. The atmosphere is super relaxing and in the perfect location”.
“I have practised yoga for 12 years, and I have never practised in such beautiful surroundings. The surroundings were conducive to relaxation and enjoyment. Practicing each day is a wonderful way to deepen your practice – I found that I was able to release and go deeper into poses than I had ever done before. I like that Jo’s classes were relaxed and flexible – tailored to the needs of the individuals in the class, and not fixed in stone – she seemed to know when we needed a more energetic or relaxed class”.