My Yoga Life

Iyengar Yoga came into my life in 1995 at Adult Education classes Bradford and soon realised its profound benefits. Through the rigorous 2 year teacher training programme I qualified as a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2000, my continuous dedication to yoga is reflected in my teaching level which is currently Level 3.

Iyengar Yoga has been incredibly transformative on physical, mental and emotional levels, providing a structured approach to developing good habits. My daily practice gives me peace of mind, balance and stability in my busy family life. I love teaching a wide and varied range of people and am constantly rewarded through my students experiencing the benefits of practicing Iyengar Yoga.

Yoga is a life long pursuit of knowledge which I am continuously developing through my own practice, attending weekly teachers classes, participating in the annual convention and regular workshops with visiting senior teachers based in both England and India.

As a registered Iyengar Yoga Therapeutic Teacher I have a keen interest in the therapeutic application of yoga. Yoga therapy supports students with a wide variety of health issues from muscular skeletal problems to people recovering from strokes who need a more individualised approach than a regular class setting can facilitate.

Through my volunteering work I am secretary for  Bradford District Iyengar Yoga (BDIY). Together with other dedicated volunteers we promote the teachings of Iyengar Yoga through workshops and work to connect the Iyengar community through social events.

My family home is in the beautiful valley of Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. I’m lucky to absolutely love my work as a yoga teacher. Before focusing my energy on yoga full time I had a varied career.  Most recently I spent ten years working in the charitable sector, during this time I gained a First Class Masters Degree in Business from Leeds University. I’m grateful to share my life with my husband and twins Eva and Finn, we have a bustling active enjoyable time together.

  • Sarah

    The private individual class has allowed me to explore my practice in a way that is tailored to my needs, aims and limitations. It is also a very nurturing space, where Jo’s patient but firm guidance have enabled me to push myself within my limitations, so that my back is much stronger, I have less…

  • Yvonne

    Have been to many yoga classes with many different yoga teachers but Jo is definitely the best I have ever worked with. Her attention to detail, high expectations coupled with a calm kindness and sensitive regard for each individual’s needs and capacity make the class accessible and valuable to all. Thank you Jo for re-engaging…

  • Roz

    Jo is an excellent teacher. Very patient and she makes each lesson so varied and interesting. She has truly helped me move my practise forward and I am thoroughly enjoying iyengar yoga.

  • Rebecca

    Jo is an inspirational & experienced teacher. I love her classes, recently I have had some pregnancy yoga sessions and I feel more energised, relaxed and my whole body feels more at ease. Just got back from a session and already can feel that tonight is going to be a lovely deep sleep. Jo has…

  • Lindsay

    Myself and my husband have been attending Jo’s class for around 2 years, we enjoy the sessions which help with our flexibility and strength as we get older. Jo is passionate about yoga which shines through in her teaching. Its a lovely class full of really nice people.

  • Robyn

    I have been attending Jo’s class in Burley since it began nearly 3 years ago. It really has become a hobby and I look forward to it every week. It’s such a friendly class and Jo is a very patient teacher. The classes are varied every week and there’s always something new to learn. Yoga…

  • Rosie

    “I never thought that i would enjoy yoga, however my sister started classes with Jo and rated her very highly. When i started I informed Jo that i have hyper mobile knees. Jo has been super helpful in finding poses that help my knees and has worked with me to try and improve their strength….

  • Rob

    “I’ve found Yoga to be an ideal way to maintain flexibility, but as with any voluntary exercise the class needs to be pleasurable as well as hard work! Jo’s sensibly focussed approach keeps the balance between formality and friendly coaching to get the best of everyone no matter their abilities or age.​”

  • Jill

    “I come to Iyengar Yoga because it keeps my back in good order and saves me a fortune on physio bills, it keeps my legs strong for hill walking and running, makes me feel trim and best of all I enjoy it!” Jill

  • Kate

    “Although I had a vague appreciation that yoga was known to be beneficial for both mental and physical wellbeing I had n’t known quite what to expect when I signed up for Jo’s Class. I have discovered that the classes are challenging but supportive and can be tailored to suit all physiques and abilities. I…