Currently based between the Victorian surf coast and Melbourne, Jo facilitates yoga classes, teacher trainings, workshops and immersions. Her work has a focus on self-care, slow rituals, and trauma-informed mindfulness practices.
Jo is the Co-Founder of State of Being, a community-based yoga and mindfulness not-for-profit organisation. Through State of Being, Jo works directly with community organisations to innovate trauma-informed and inclusive yoga programs for client and staff groups.
Prior to developing State of Being, Jo worked with young people in both community and state school settings as a teacher, an educator and a coach. An innovator of trauma-informed and applied curriculum and program design, Jo worked in the not-for-profit sector, developing local, state and national educational approaches and strategies, as well as training staff teams to integrate new practices into existing programs. She currently continues this work as an education consultant and program advisor.
Jo has had the privilege of undertaking postgraduate studies, and holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a Master of Education (Identity, Equity and Social Change) at the University of Melbourne, and a 300hr Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) qualification through the Trauma Centre in Brookline, Massachusetts.