“Josie’s special blend of teachings are hypnotically healing for mind, body and soul. She doesn’t just lead you through the a class, she leads you on an adventure into your own brilliance.If you are interested in unleashing everything that is possible in your life, Josie is the key teammate for you. It’s not just yoga, it’s a yoga revolution!”
JudyMay Murphy, International Speaker and Success Coach
As a ballet student enrolled at The Royal Danish Ballet, I early on felt a need to find a space that was just mine. Almost by accident, at the age of 12, I attended my first ashtanga vinyasa class. This turned out to be a meeting that would forever change my life; I knew from that moment that one day I would study and continue this ancient tradition somewhere, somehow. All though it took many years of denial; 7 years at The Danish Ballet, 3 years at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, 12 years of working as a full time dancer, model and actress travelling all around the world working with Elvis Costello, Tim Burton, Black Eyes Peas, The Kooks, iTunes, Lexus, Coca Cola etc. However, always running to the nearest yoga studio to try and connect back to my own truth in the midst of a world that was full of false hopes and distractions.
Then finally, after years of suffering from exhaustion from the pressure of the industry and a lot of self doubt I took my teacher training with The Yoga People. I slowly started to regain my own inner strength and I now do what I love for a living teaching all around our beautiful planet Mother Earth. My style draws strongly from my dance background but also infuses the yogic traditions of Meditation, Ashtanga, Yin, Rocket as well as Shamanism.
I use the classical tradition of dance mixed with the principles of Yoga in a free flowing way, allowing new shapes to take place, but also accepting and embrazing what may be found, in places hidden deep within. In a few simple words:
"The pull of gravity is a given but the dance elements are there to help lift us up and out of our comfort zone, to a place where the sky is not the limit..
I hope to inspire the joy of movement to all living beings... for us all to find our inner dancer which ever form that may be: yoga, dance, pilates, singing, painting, acting, managing, nursing, teaching, crafting etc. Anything in life can be a dance. Can be yoga. We are all gurus for one another."
To quote my dear teacher Lolo Lam: "No effort is EVER wasted.”
I see Yoga as medicine for the body, mind and spirit and started the charity community class at Yotopia in order to enable everyone to practise yoga regardless of finances. The donations received are given to various projects in need of help such as Ruddi’s retreat (a Children’s Cancer Charity) or the Nepali family I stayed with weeks before the first earthquakes took place in Kathmandu.
I aspire to learn from everything life brings me and is deeply grateful to all my teachers including Tim Gallagher, Doris Collict, Natasha Kerry, Sivaroshan Sahathevan, Jay and Kestrel, Lolo Lam, Jennifer Ellis and Marcus Veda.
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