About The Teacher
“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.
17 years ago, I was far from owning my life, but to the onlooker, I looked like I had it all. My own business, a nice car, a home, husband, new baby, the latest clothes and I was always smiling. I did an excellent job of living that life until it got the better of me and nearly took me down. I couldn’t keep lying to myself anymore. I wasn't happy inside FULL STOP. Inside, I felt strangled in grief from the sudden death of my father in a car crash. I had Rosacea for 13 years on my face, suffered chronic back pain from being a workaholic and was an anxious, angry, self-sabotaging human. I felt desperate but new something had to change.
I needed a cure and no matter how hard I searched, researched , read or blamed. I found nothing to ease my emotional and physical pain. I became a workaholic to try and numb the feelings. It worked but when I was out of that environment the feelings came flooding back. My life’s journey and experiences was taking a toll on me. My face became redder which killed my confidence, fuelled my anger and frustration. I became an expert in self-sabotage. It effected my sleep and left me feeling like I was existing and governed by my minds negative, cruel chatter.
Within this time of chaos a friend of mine asked if I would like to goto a yoga class with her (very different form the gym yoga today), and within that class of breathing and moving I had moment of mind stillness. It is very hard to explain but it is that moment It was like I had a window of awareness that gave me the courage to face up to myself and untangle from my suffering. I, Me after looking everywhere for the answer except to myself began my journey that freed myself from disease. Stopped me believing and being a slave to my mind.
To learning and making discoveries about myself to live a life authentic to me that naturally gave me happiness, health and a fun and loving life.
I have spent my time since mastering the art of teaching self-care and awareness so I am able to share this knowledge with others, changing lives for the better. Being able to open my retreat has been a dream come true, combining my life passion, lifestyle and experience to take YOU from right where you are to where you WANT to be.
Everyone is welcome. 95% of my guests are solo females travelling from all over the globe to benefit from my retreats. (Men are welcome too of course!)
The feedback says it all, with not one person ever leaving feeling they hadn’t made their best investment yet for themselves.
Read my praise Here:
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 18 years and many hours 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
Rock Star Teaching Diploma - Sadie Nardini
I have also written an Ebook where I share my story of how Grief, Rosacea and all the other emotional and physical pain I suffered that gave me the driving force to embrace 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, doing a job I adore.
“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,” Margo