Gentle, healing Hatha Yoga sessions, assisting recovery from physical & emotional trauma & addiction, focusing on reconnecting with the body in a safe, secure environment.
Hatha Yoga breath work, postures, mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques combine to help achieve balance in body, mind & spirit.
Jo is a qualified S.O.A.R.™ SUCCESS OVER ADDICTION AND RELAPSE Yoga Instructor having trained with Kyczy Hawk, founder of Yoga Recovery and author of Yoga & the 12 Step Path, yoga to assist recovery from mental & physical addiction.
For all ages and abilities. Contact us for details.
YOCD (Yoga for OCD & Anxiety Disorders)
These are specific Hatha Yoga sessions to help manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Anxiety and addictive & compulsive behaviours. Contact us for a discussion and further details.
Jo is a keen advocate for the use of Yoga for helping Anxiety Disorders & Body Image anxiety. She is a qualified Yoga Recovery Instructor & has contributed to articles about Yoga for OCD & BDD in the Australian Yoga Journal & the book ‘Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder’ published by the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
When you do yoga – the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body – you initiate a process that turns the fight or flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms”
– Richard Faulds
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ~ Anne Lamott