No matter the venue, my joy comes from seeing people re-discover the rhythm of their breath, and the consequent energetic connection of flow and movement within their body that comes with it.
Jo discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2007 shortly before her 40th Birthday and fell instantly in love. Her first yoga teacher training in 2009 was 250hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Training with Amber Kyliuk at Yogadotcalm. She also completed Level 1 Critical Alignment Therapy at the same studio, training with Gert van Leeuwen that same year. In September of 2009 she began teaching at Yogadotcalm and has been a regular fixture there to this day. This is where she met Eleni and Paul, helping them get comfortable with the Second Series of the Ashtanga module.
In August 2010 she completed a 40hr Intensive Training focused on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with David Swenson – one of the foremost teachers of Ashtanga in North America. In 2011 she took a 100hr practitioners development course in the Iyengar Method with Hart Lazar and began teaching at Soul Hot Yoga. In November 2013, Jo completed 200hr advanced training with Jeff Lichty and Harmony Slater and currently assist Jeff in the Mysore room every morning at Calgary Ashtanga Yoga School.