Jo has taught and explored conscious dance for over 18 years and offers Conscious Dance classes and intensive workshops internationally. She also runs a successful transformational coaching practice. She is passionate about dancing deeply, embodied inquiry and exploring what truly facilitates transformation.
She has been a staff member, mentor and faculty teacher with The School of Movement Medicine since the school started in 2007. She trained with Gabrielle Roth in 2004 and is an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher (Waves and Heartbeat Level), has studied extensively with Suprapto Suryodarmo (Amerta Movement) and recently qualified as an Open Floor conscious movement teacher with Open Floor International.
Jo worked as an accredited psycho-spiritual, body based psychotherapist and supervisor for 20 years. For 12 years was a senior staff member and trainer on the MA Program in Core Process Pyschotherapy at The Karuna Institute. She has also done in depth study in Biosynthesis body psychotherapy, supervision, voice movement therapy and Process Work leadership (CFOR).
In addition to her root’s in Conscious Dance and embodied psychotherapy her work is inspired and informed by study with Joanna Macy and Thomas Hubl, involvement with Transition Towns Movement, an understanding of embodied trauma, and well honed body of wisdom about the process of personal and collective transformation, developed over the years of working with clients and groups.
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"I delight in movement as a spiritual practice, discovering again and again how it returns me to myself, and a simple ground of being. Alongside meditation - mainly in in Buddhist and Sufi traditions, conscious dance has been a central to my life for the last 25 years. I am loving sharing Conscious Dance practice in China where I offer workshops several times a year.
I am in an ongoing process of learning about collective, cultural and inter-generational trauma, deepening our openness and intimacy in listening to ourselves and each-other, alongside principles of non-violence, such that we can increase our collective capacity to open beyond the collective traumas that keep re-enacting and hampering the possibility of Peace." Jo