Jo Stewart has found that practicing yoga helps her to enjoy art and life, and live to her full potential Her background in art encourages a unique approach to respectfully reinterpreting yoga, ensuring her classes are never dull. Combining art and asana (physical yoga) helps to free blocked creative energy, bringing a meditative mindfulness to art and life, and creating a fun, fresh and creative approach to beginning or revitalising a yoga practice.
Jo balances a respect of the traditions of yoga with a fresh reinterpretation. She considers it a joy and privilege to share her knowledge with others.She discovered yoga while studying her Batchelors of Fine Art(Printmaking RMIT), and fell in love with the freeing physicality of the practice as well as it's deeper emotional and subtle energetic dimensions. Her studies in the Melbourne: Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (CAE/Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy), Studio Pilates certification with Louise Taube Pilates and Soma Chi certification provide a technical foundation. Her travels in India have given her an inspiring view of the history of yoga and its integration into people’s everyday lives. She also recently travelled to America for further study with Sarah Powers, Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee, Ana Forest, Jason Crandell and at the Jivamuhkti Yoga Center in New York.
Jo's practice and teaching has recently taken flight as she trained in AntiGravity Aerial Yoga with it's founder Christopher Harrison.