About Jo James
I am passionate about exercise and promoting overall wellbeing and I believe Pilates, Barre and Yoga are safe, low impact and highly effective ways to strengthen and streamline the body as well as calming and stimulating the mind.
Pilates is the perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation as it helps develop optimal endurance and posture without building bulk or stressing joints.
I attended Stott Pilates classes to strengthen my body whilst teaching dance classes in Hinchley Wood and Claygate. It made such a difference to my overall health and wellbeing that I was inspired to train as an instructor. Following an intensive training course at the YMCA in London, I was delighted to qualify as a Certified Stott Pilates Instructor.
My passion for Yoga started when I realised I needed to totally switch off from the pressures of everyday life. Yoga helped me become a lot more mindful of my movement and also gave me the freedom to just shut off completely which has helped me enormously in life. Since my love for Yoga grew I then spent a year completing The British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course which further deepened my knowledge and self practice. I am currently completing my Yoga Teacher Training course with the British Wheel of Yoga.
From a young age my exercise of choice was dance, from jazz, to ballet, contemporary and tap; I was lucky enough to follow my passion and study dance at Esher College, The Royal Academy of Dance and ultimately at Bath Spa University where I gained a BA (Hons) in Dance.
BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance
Stott Pilates Certified Matwork Instructor
Stott Pilates Qualified Reformer Instructor
Stott Pilates Pre and Post Natal
British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course
Total Barre Instructor