Jo has explored and taught conscious dance and embodied movement for over 22 years. She teaches workshops in many places, with a focus on regular programs in China. She teaches Open Floor, is a working member of OFI and has a keen interest in Therapy in Motion. As a faculty teacher and mentor for The School of Movement Medicine, and a 5Rhythms teacher (Waves and Heartbeat Level) she has a wide experience of conscious dance practices.
For 25 years Jo held a body based psychotherapy and supervision practice and was a senior trainer on the Core Process Psychotherapy MA program for 12 years at The Karuna Institute, UK. Having evolved an approach to depth personal work that is embodied, process oriented and with movement as central, she currently has a Transformational Coaching and supervision practice.
Meditation (mainly Buddhist and Sufi) and contemplative enquiry have been an integral part of her life and inform her work deeply as have other forms of improvisational movement, in particular Suprapto Suryodarmo (Amerta Movement).
Through engagement in the Transition Town movement she has offered Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, Personal Resilience skills and facilitation skills to support groups to effectively self-organise.
“We have known Jo for many years and recognise in her a truly beautiful blend born of her many years of dedicated practice and enquiry. She is wise, funny and a truly unique dancer with a heart of gold and the uncompromising intelligence to match. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads.” – Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan