The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.
Jojoba Yoga is a Private Yoga practice run by Jo Cowper Peart MA, MGHT, IYN.
Jo is a qualified teacher in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kids Yogabugs, Yoga Therapy and Sport Yoga and is currently training in Pregnancy Yoga. She has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching since 2010.
Jo’s introduction to yoga was at the age of 18 with Sadie Lant (BWY, Founder Yorkshire Yoga), which she describes as ‘coming home’. Since then she has been fortunate enough to train with Sue Fuller (BSY Hatha Yoga) and exceptional teachers such as Kyczy Hawk (S.O.A.R Yoga Therapy), Fenella Lindsall (Founder YogaBugs Kids Yoga), & trained in the Ravi Singh Kundalini Yoga method. She also spent time studying at the Adidam Ashram in Yorkshire, focusing on meditation and Yoga Philosophy. She continues to be inspired by teachers & yogis such as Kino McGregor, Ana Forrest & Shiva Rea, along with Sivananda Yoga (Satyananda), BKS Iyengar and Sri Pattabhi Jois and undertakes regular CPD training to progress her practice and inform her classes. She is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and recognised by the Independent Yoga Network.
Jo studied Movement & Dance at university and has a background in therapeutic massage and sport, including working on the London 2012 Olympics. Having used yoga to recover from past injury, and recovery from pregnancy (twice!) she trained in Yoga for Sport and is excited to offer Hatha & Sport Yoga sessions to assist injury prevention and recovery, ideal for yoga enthusiasts, sporting enthusiasts and athletes. She is taking this further enrolling on the YSS Yoga for Sports Science course to further inform these sessions.
Jo’s yoga classes combine traditional Hatha with elements of Sport Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, & Yoga Therapy meditation and relaxation techniques. The weekly classes are for all ages & abilities, classes are fun & informal, encouraging students to challenge themselves in a safe & effective way.
Jo is also keen to introduce all ages to the physical & healing practice of yoga, creating classes for kids, parents & grandparents to enjoy together based on the fun YogaBugs teaching method used in the Waybuloo TV series.
Through the weekly classes and private yoga sessions, Jo offers a variety of ways for students to fully develop their understanding and practice of yoga in its fullest form, providing a space to connect with the body in a safe, nurturing environment, assisting health, fitness, recovery and healing. Jo is also trained in Angelic Reiki and is an Usui Reiki Master.
‘I am passionate about my practice and the importance of making yoga available to everyone. Yoga treats the whole person, the physical, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional, in order to fully heal and restore strength and well-being on all levels’
Jo, Jojoba Yoga
Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
~ Cyndi Lee