Josie is a professional Yoga Therapist -she trained at the Minded Institute in London – a 2 year course (550 hours). British Council Yoga Therapists (BCYT) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) accredited.
Josie is an advanced yoga teacher - she trained in Bristol, at the Yogasara Academy - 500 hour advanced teacher training. Registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN).
Yoga Nidra teacher, a practice that encourages deep relaxation, creativity and healing. It can help with a range of health problems e.g. pain management, sleep difficulties, low mood, anxiety, low energy and stress. (IYN)
Yoga for Stress & Burnout - Yoga Campus, London. (Yoga Alliance) Hands on Training - Anatomy and Facilitation course at Yogasara, Bristol. (IYN) Embodied Leadership - Level 1 Embodied Relational therapy - 8 days Playing with fire training Introduction to Somatic Experiencing - London (SOSI)
Josie worked as a senior mental health nurse in the NHS for over 20 years – she enjoy many varied jobs working in hospitals and the community, with both adults and young people.
Josie has additional skills and training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Therapy, Coaching, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
A Little More About My Yoga Journey
I signed up for the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) foundation in yoga course in 2012, I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life & simply wanted to do something for myself that was not work related. By the end I knew I wanted to know more, I felt I had dipped my toe into something that was amazing!
I went on to study with Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow and completed a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher training course at Yogasara Academy in Bristol. I had no intention of teaching just wanted to learn more. This course took me deeper into my practice and knowledge of yoga. I began to realise that yoga is not just making shapes on mats, it is about having a greater ability to deal with the ups and downs of life. Yoga has helped me to be less stressed, to worry less, to sleep better and to have more energy. It quite literally changed my life & by the end I felt compelled to share what I had learned and experienced with others. Yoga has so much potential for our physical, emotional & mental wellbeing.
Deciding to sign up for Yoga Therapy training at the Minded Institute in London, seemed like a natural step to bring together my passion for mental health and wellbeing, combining my nursing skills and yoga experience.
I am so excited to now be able to offer Yoga Therapy, i am deeply passionate about this unique and holistic approach. It can be adapted in so many different ways and at its heart it's empowering and supports long term sustainable changes.
Yoga for Stress & Burnout - Yoga Campus, London. (Yoga Alliance) Hands on Training - Anatomy and Facilitation course at Yogasara, Bristol. (IYN) Embodied Leadership - Level 1 Embodied Relational therapy Somatic Experiencing
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein