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Fittleworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JB
Jevington, East Sussex, BN26 5QE
Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2BF
East Sussex, BN26 5QE
Phone: 07729686777
5 based on 17 review(s).

I am a yoga teacher based in Jevington, East Sussex. I teach in the characterful, downland village of Jevington and in Pulborough, at Pulborough Village Hall, West Sussex.

A little bit about my style of teaching.......

I have over 20 years yoga experience. In that time, I have studied lots of different styles and have picked (what I think are) the best bits….

For me, yoga is about ownership and responsibility; mindfulness, acceptance and kindness.

It is about moving in a way that is helpful; being able to tune into your own body and mind and do what is right for you at that particular moment.

As a teacher my aim is to help people do just that. So that my students are empowered to listen to their bodies and move accordingly. Brilliantly, if we approach yoga properly, it is necessarily non-competitive. It just doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing or can do. We are all different so what we need to do will be different. Only you know what you are feeling and what feels ok and what doesn’t.

Mostly, people seem to think yoga is about flexibility, it is a bit I guess, but it’s so much more besides. It’s about giving yourself space, in mind and body. It’s about building strength and functional range of movement. It’s about excepting your body’s limits and working with kindness so that progression is steady and safe and useful. It is about working with the body’s nervous system responses and finding an easy path back to relaxation. Yoga encourages you to be present which decreases anxiety and stress.

All of these things help us to function better. They can translate into the real world so that we can remain calm, think clearly, improve decision making, be more efficient, sit & move comfortably, build positive relationships and frankly be more content.

Yoga is a way of life.

So, back to my teaching…..

I like movement that flows with the breath. I teach progressive movements so there is something for everyone and so students learn that it’s ok to stop. My classes are fun. We laugh. Imagination is encouraged. I like questions.

I work through the body so over the course of a few weeks we look at everything from backs and hips to fingers and toes. We have 360 joints in our bodies, they all need to move and they all need to be strong.

I look at what is going on for people and run my classes accordingly. So, if someone comes in with a shoulder issue and that’s appropriate for the rest of the class, we will look at shoulders.

Ultimately, I like to structure sequences that encourage a smooth transition through poses. The aim is to create an easy flowing rhythmic series of movements which stretch, heal, cleanse and give us space – in the body and in the mind. The breath plays a key role in this…..

Students are encouraged to develop an understanding and awareness of their own bodies. We work with strength, range of movement, flexibility and core stability, all to a backdrop of the breath. We look at how the body works & stress individual sensitivity, so people are directed towards a safe and fulfilling yoga practice.

My own practice is a mix these days. For years, it was Ashtanga but eventually my body needed a more considered approach with a variety of poses that could accommodate the change that comes with age and injury. I like my practice to flow, so I play. I pick postures and movements that feel right for that moment and still maintain a nice rhythm. Recently, I have studied with Cecily @yogadetour and Kathryn Bruni-young @mindfulness strength. I bring all these experiences and awareness to my teaching. Introducing practices to increase strength and functional range of movement. So that what you will learn will translate to what you need to do; day to day.

Identifying areas of weakness and targeting them so that you stay mobile and strong.

I teach a range of classes from beginner’s up. I specialize in addressing specific problems and offer a safe, welcoming and jolly class environment…

Opening Times

Opening Times: ZOOM SCHEDULE

9.30-10.30am - Mindful Movement
6.45-7.45pm - Gentle Yoga
8-9pm - Instruction & relaxation

9.30-10.30am - Gentle yoga
7-8.15pm - Intermediate
8.30-9.15 - Instruction & Relaxation

Monday evenings 6-7pm - beginner's/gentle
7.15-8.30pm - intermediate
Tuesday mornings 9.45-10.45am - beginner's/gentle
11am-12pm - beginner's/gentle
Tuesday evenings 7-8pm - gentle

Pulborough Village Hall
Wednesday evenings - 7-8.30pm - intermediate

Fittleworth - workshops

Location Information

Location/Directions Info: Fittleworth Village Hall
West Sussex. RH20 1JB

Jevington Village Hall
East Sussex. BN26 5QE

Pulborough village Hall
Meadows Hall
Swan View
Lower Street
RH20 2BF


17 Reviews/Comments on "WildYogis"

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Beth Houlden
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I haven’t done any yoga for a few years so I was very happy to find Jo’s class. I love it; Jo makes sure you are doing the positions correctly and you can go at your own pace.
It is a very friendly class.
My husband really enjoys it too , especially the relaxation at the end, in which he invariably falls to sleep.

pippa cross
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Jo has been teaching a group of 4 of us (50s to early 70s) for over a year now and we love it. With her well selected and wonderfully delivered sessions we are all on our way to being transformed – well almost! The classes are informative and fun, great for strength, flexibility and breathing – with individual attention to personal weaknesses, aches and pains. Thoroughly recommended!

John Maidens
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Jo has been teaching us yoga every week for over a year now. Jo is an absolutely brilliant teacher and very patient and helpful if one member of our small group is struggling with a certain position. I look forward to each session as I always feel really good, relaxed and calm.

Emma Hunnisett
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Jo is an amazing yoga teacher. Her classes are really fun, friendly and completely tailored to individual needs and ability. I thoroughly look forward to my weekly class and would go every day if I could! I can’t recommend highly enough.

Shirley Williams
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I love Jo’s yoga classes. She’s a wonderful teacher and her classes are not only great for the body, but the mind too. You can go at your own pace, everything is very well explained and if you have any particular issues, Jo will address these individually. Look forward to the class every week, I’m always glad I went. Runs some amazing workshops too!

Julie Canning
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Julie from Wannock
Jo has a unique and special style of teaching. She is warm, calm, funny, friendly and welcoming, all attributes of a great teacher. Jo is “hands-on” to your individual needs, and always ensures you are doing yoga correctly, thus avoiding any injuries. I love her classes, they are fun and feed the mind, body and soul.. Thank you Jo. x

Brian, Sandra Watts
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Jo is an absolute diamond ,great Yoga teacher ,has time for everyone cannot praise her enough .thanks joe.

Charlotte Matthews
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Jo is a lovely and caring teacher who is continually exploring yoga herself so she can pass on the very best practice to us through her classes. I’m feeling the benefits. Highly recommended!

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I’ve been attending Jo’s Jevington class for several months now and thoroughly enjoy the sessions – they’re an oasis in the week! She is so thorough and informative, friendly and helpful and always has time to answer any questions. I feel I am learning a lot more about my own body.

Sue Churchman
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I have been attending Jo’s yoga classes for over two years now along with my husband. She is a sympathetic teacher and her classes are always fun. Neither of us had done any yoga before and she has encouraged us to explore our ability. She always takes the time to explain the theory behind the moves and gives fresh insights.

Cathy Herbert
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I found Jo on Yogahub 4 months ago and what a perfect match for what I was looking for! I have several long-term conditions and post surgical complications that had left my body very stiff and seized-up. Jo was extremely responsive to my initial enquiry and following a chat about my requirements I was totally reassured that joining a gentle class was right for me. It’s the first time I’ve ever been able to maintain my commitment to any kind of physical practice. Jo is a fantastic teacher, and supports all of us to get the most from the class… Read more »
Alex Mountain
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Fantastic workshop about tackling the Fight or Flight response mixed in with some awesome yoga and quality snacks! Will definitely be attending again in future 😊

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Recently attended Jo’s workshop Fight, Flight or Freeze – Brilliant as usual! Jo is a great teacher. I never knew there are so many amazing things happening in my body ! Thoroughly enjoyed the theory and the great yoga session and not forgetting the exceptional quality snacks!

Laetitia Holdaway
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Where shall I start? Jo has been and IS a true inspiration. I’m a tricky customer… given that my body is broken(!!) but when I come out of a workshop with Jo I can move, I’m calm and feel ready to take on the day. Not only is her approach relaxed, it’s informative too… I’ve learnt to love myself a little more. It’s always such a treat to be in a yoga class with Jo… the happy vibes continue well past the end of the session.

You are a facilitator of happiness! Thank you so much xx

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Another fabulous Master Class this weekend. I love the relaxed atmosphere and gentle way Jo teaches. Also attend her weekly class in Pulborough Village Hall everyone welcome and it has become an essential part of my week, learning how to keep life in balance as well as getting my body stronger and more flexible.

Alexander Walsh
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Jo is a great teacher and very down to earth. She’s a really good motivator and will have you laughing as well as practicing. Get down to Jevington and experience!

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My husband and myself reluctantly joined a class because my son had bought us a course as a Christmas present. I really did not want to go. I have never been agile and that doesn’t improve in your 60s! What a revelation. Jo’s classes create a safe environment for you to achieve the best you can without stress. So very enjoyable and undoubtedly beneficial health-wise. Just wish I had come across her gentle yoga years ago – but it’s never too late!

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