Can not praise Jo Stephens enough, her class was my first introduction to yoga and I wish I had started years ago, I absolutely love it. A brilliant teacher in all respects, thank you Jo!
Coming back to Yoga after a few years, Jo’s class has provided the perfect environment. I have learnt so much more depth to the movements and it is a lovely relaxed and fun session.
Jo is a sympathetic and caring instructor able to tailor her class to individuals ability. My husband and I took up yoga on retirement and her classes are fun and over the two years we have been attending have improved our flexibility and posture.
I found Jo 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 regardless of our skill level. By far the best thing about Jo is her totally down-to-earth and often humorous manner but still manages to keep us all focussed and demonstrates professionalism in her own inimitable way. There is a very special quality that she brings to her teaching that always leaves me feeling uplifted and I always come away from class feeling buoyant and relaxed.
“Breath The Core, Psoas And Diaphragm
The workshop on the above was brilliant so informative and interesting Jo’s classes and workshops have been so engaging it has made me re-evaluate my vocation.
Jo combines that special quality of being an excellent teacher and making the classes fun. She challenges us, but within limits, gives individual attention, helping where needed, explains the benefits of the movements. Each class is different with varied moves. Time flies and after a good work out the Shavasana is sublime! She is a great teacher and I love the classes.
“The Breath-The Core, Psoas, And The Diaphragm
Three hour session on the above. First bit theoretical, how muscles work, especially the role of the TA. Then practice what learnt. Time flew as always in Jo’s classes. Felt had learnt things, practised them, had good workout and it was fun. Highly recommend Jo’s classes.
Jo is an excellent teacher! The workshop was interesting and extremely informative. Jo explains everything thoroughly and takes the time to see that we are all in the correct position and answers any questions we may have. Highly recommended!
Jo is a fabulous, attentive and supportive yoga teacher. She is aware of any issues with all participants and ensures she tailors exercises/poses to suit and checks with you to see how you are during and after. I had lost touch with yoga but coming to Jo’s class makes me want to practise more often and I have never before stayed with a teacher for this length of time. Classes and courses are fun, relaxed and rewarding. Can’t recommend Jo highly enough. I have booked onto a yoga retreat with Jo because I have always wanted to go on one but never before felt comfortable to – big step for me and all down to the teacher.
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.
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!
Brian and Sandra
Jo is an absolute diamond, great Yoga teacher, has time for everyone cannot praise her enough. Thanks jo.
Brian and Sandra Watts
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
At the age of 81 years I was persuaded to try Yoga. I felt I walked the dogs each day and was moving round pretty well, if a little stiff, after two hips replacements. Relaxing has never been my forte, so I wondered if Yoga was a little worthy and whether stretching and meditation was for me
But persuaded by my children I gave it a go and it has been quite amazing. It has given me better core strength which has immediately helped my balance. Improved my neck movement (v. important when pulling out of my drive!). And generally changed my posture and breathing
And all this is due to our yoga teacher Jo – I had expected yoga to be intense, serious and a bit boring, but Joe has made it such fun and though we do work hard she does it with much encouragement and plenty of humour. Her exceptional relaxation therapy at the end is also amazing.
It has certainly made me feel much younger, so whatever age you are I can strongly recommend you give it a go
I’ve always seen yoga as a bit worthy and humourless but I really enjoy yoga with Jo. I’ve tried yoga before and Jo is the best I’ve found. Her knowledge of yoga is outstanding and she is always bringing new exercises and positions to the class so it never gets boring. She’s perceptive so she knows where and when to push me and shows me what to focus on. She gives me good feedback and encouragement. She has written out for me exercises to do on my own that are tailored to me and also inspires me to actually do them!
Everything she does is supportive, personable and done with good humour.
My flexibility, core strength and ability to relax has most definitely improved.
I originally saw Jo for a private session of Yoga, in which she came to my house. She carefully assessed what my body was capable of doing, as I had recently had an operation. Jo was very professional and went away with all the information. She chose specific exercises for my needs and capabilities, which were well thought out. I can thoroughly recommend Jo.
For our private beginners group of four – with the full mix of stiff old joints and over stressed lives between us and far too many opinions about what we can and can’t do! – we needed to find a very special yoga teacher who would work at our pace, but never fail to challenge and encourage us towards higher goals – as well as having seeing the funny side at appropriate and occasionally inappropriate moments. Jo has been a star in every respect and we are even getting slightly better!
Richard and Sue
We joined Jo’s classes when they started in Jevington over a year ago looking for some guided exercise and movement having reached retirement. We have enjoyed Jo’s careful tutoring which is always finely tuned to ability and any individual limitations – all delivered in a friendly atmosphere in the special surroundings of Jevington Village Hall. We have felt the benefits of regularly attending the sessions.
Richard and Sue Churchman
Jo is quite simply the best yoga teacher you could have! She really cares about each individual and makes sure that you are doing what is right for you.
It is great to be in a small group where Jo is able to spend time making sure we are holding the positions correctly and explaining the stances etc. Good fun and makes a difference to my posture and mobility.
I have begun many yoga courses. Jo’s is only one I have wanted to continue because she makes it fun, informative, goes at the pace of the participants and I never want to wake from her shivasana
She never makes me feel a useless stiff old poser.
Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her approach personalised, her teaching focusses on our ability and capability. Above all I love her classes.