1 Linden Cottage
Jo is a senior yoga teacher and has been practising yoga for 30 years. Originally under the guidance of Barbara Currie and Ruth White at the age of 16 and from that time connected with the power and the beauty of yoga.
Yoga therapy is a valuable tool in helping overcome many issues caused by modern living including stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders and many other disorders that originate in the mind. Bio-mechanical issues in the body can also be helped with yoga therapy and acute and chronic pain can be relieved and many other ailments can be helped including respiratory, circulatory, digestive and reproductive issues.
The key principle of yoga therapy is to treat the whole person with a focus on alleviating symptoms and in many cases eradicating the cause. A yoga practice is established and will be of a duration that you can commit to undertaking as a regular home practice. The practice will be devised so that it meets you where you are and goals will be set which are realistic and achievable within a defined duration of time. The practice will focus on the needs of your physical, energetic, mental and emotional self. During the subsequent session(s), the practice will be refined and improved and goals will be assessed and redefined where necessary. Always focusing on what you, the client sees as the priority although discussions in the sessions and the initial breath and movement review may identity other issues so goals are set jointly with client and therapist supporting each other to achieve the best outcome.
The session is structured into 3 distinct parts;
Initial assessment/follow up discussion
Personal yoga practice
Deep restorative yoga, inducing calm and promoting healing in both mind and body
A minimum course of 3 treatments is recommended over a 3-6 week period.
Training, qualifications & experience
Jo originally enrolled on the foundation course with BWY then trained in London with Dr. Elena Voyce of Teach Yoga, who is a pioneer of therapeutic yoga in the UK and attained the BWY accredited teaching diploma. After many 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 has also trained in relax and renew restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, Bhakti yoga with Shiva Rea and mindfulness with Mindfulness UK.
Jo is has experience of many mind/body disorders including stress and anxiety, menopause, back pain, depression, fibromyalgia, fertility disorders and Parkinsons.
Jo continues to study and is extremely interested in vagal tone and the effects of vagal stimulation to help restore and maintain wellness.
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Initial consultation – 90 minutes – £60
Subsequent sessions – 75 minutes – £50
3 appointment bundle – £150
Above prices are for home visits within a 5 mile radius of GU3. If you are outside this area or if you elect to undertake therapy at a studio space, either Pure Mind Body Soul, Godalming or Aveda Lifestyle Spa, Guildford then there may be an additional charge.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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