Jo is a movement instructor who lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Her teaching and practice are the result of 600 hrs of training in various movement modalities. She is a cheerleader for representation and inclusivity within the wellness community, and has been focused with teaching her classes in a body positive manner. She is currently working with Robin Lamarr on the faculty of the Ritual Island Movement Method, assisting Robin in translating her movement method to the program's inaugural group of students.
Jo completed her first 250 hr Yoga Teacher training at YogaTree, in Toronto, and taught for the studio starting in 2013. Once she felt comfortable and confident leading a class, she decided to start to build her movement repertoire. Jo completed her Pilates Mat Work certification at Body Harmonics in 2015, with Margot McKinnon in the teaching faculty. Jo has been working with Amber Joilat at Misfit studio since 2015. It is undeniable that Amber’s FUSION teaching style has influenced the direction of Jo’s practice and she completed Amber's 50 hr FUSION training in 2016. Jo completed her second YTT in 2016, with the YOGA DETOUR program led by Kathryn Bruni-Young and Cecily Milne.
On a personal level, Jo's vision of her body, and how she sees others had changed since she became a mother in 2017. Jo is actively working with her own view of body image to try and help others. If you are interested in the subject of body image, body positivity, and how we can learn to weave movement practices into our lives, without it coming from a need to CHANGE our bodies, then follow her on INSTAGRAM @jogale.moves