Hi I’m Jo, – Founder of Little Banyan Yoga, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master & Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.
Yoga is a great love of mine! It came to me at a time when I was a little lost and I fully embraced all aspects of it resonating with each limb that unfolded itself to me. Originally I started practicing Yoga for the physical exercise but instantly noticed the many more benefits. I love the connection between the mind, body and breath, flowing through the postures in a moving meditation, strengthening and stretching the body as you go whilst stilling the mind. Yoga helps to learn balance, overcome fears and accept and dettach from physical limitations. It creates awareness on and off the mat and connects you to your core. It is like a great gift given to us, knowing and revealing the aspects that are needed at any given time.
I completed my 200 RTY Yoga Alliance USA in Rishikesh, India where I fully immersed myself in India and the traditional Yoga culture. I also qualified as a Reiki Master in India. I love working with energy and see a great importance in recognising that everything is a vibration of energy and by aiding the flow of energy through our Chakras and bodies we can notice a number of improvements at various levels.
Next on my journey, which I believe is my path as a healer was to teach Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and to become a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.
Pregnancy is a powerful time for the body and the spirit and a wonderful empowering time to be introduced to or keep up a Yoga practice. It can create a calm sanctuary within, give tools needed in motherhood and birth and enable physical preparation, welcoming the changes in the body whilst connecting mother to baby.
My reason for training in Thai Yoga Massage is that it is my favorite style of massage as it can offer many of the benefits of Yoga; energizing, stretching and relaxing depending on what is required. I instantly formed a connection with the techniques realising why it has can be called “Lazy Yoga”. By working with the energy lines it combines methods and beliefs I already have in physical and holistic healing.
I am passionate about and work from the heart to share Yoga, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage as I know the great benefits: the importance in having a balanced Chakra system (wheels of energy within us) and the power of Universal energy. I work on the basis that everybody is different, due to individual past experience, wearing emotions in our bodies and having dominating Chakras and varied lifestyles we experience a different world to each other through our minds and bodies.
Regardless of this we are all connected, we are all one!
Love & light,