“I love to share the Practice of Yoga.  As a Teacher I am committed to honest, authentic and compassionate communication with all students, and I value a sprinkle of humour”

Jo Gumbley

I love to share the Practice of Yoga.  As a Teacher I am committed to honest, authentic and compassionate communication with all students, and I value a sprinkle of humour. I use the framework of Baptiste Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga (both Vinyasa-based yoga) as my tools for teaching.  The physical bodies and energetic presences I see in my classes are a primary source of information that guides my teaching. Through seeing individuals as they are and are not, I can tailor classes to meet each student where they are at.  I use tailored and specific verbal instruction and hands on assists to facilitate growth opportunities for each student.  I know from experience that the Practice of Yoga leads to improved physical health and well-being, and to a more peaceful and happier mind.  As Helen Keller said, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  I’m all about overcoming suffering and growing ourselves, and know that the journey is so much easier with the support of others.

As an eternal student, I have studied with a long list of teachers I’d love to talk more to you about, and have a committed 6 day a week yoga and meditation practice which has evolved since 2008.  I have a 500-hour Teaching qualification with the Baptiste Institute in the US, with whom I have facilitated 200-hour yoga teacher trainings in New York, Nairobi (Kenya) and Norfolk (UK).  I have also taken intensive Teacher Trainings with life-long Ashtanga yoga teachers John Scott, David Swenson and Manju Jois.