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Jo Hardy

  • Over 15 years of experience
  • Attractive prices
  • Beautiful place in the middle of nature
  • Sustainable stay
  • Good facilities (swimming pond, sauna, water from a natural spring)

Jo Hardy is  a conscious dance facilitator and accredited to teach 5 Rhythms, Movement Medicine and Open Floor.

Jo Hardy has been a conscious dance facilitator since 2004. Having accredited to teach 5 Rhythms (Waves and Heartbeat), Movement Medicine and Open Floor, all influence and inform Body Wisdom Dance. She was a faculty and staff member of School of Movement Medicine between 2008 – 2020.

Currently Jo has a regular program of Online workshops including a Body Wisdom Dance teacher training in China. Over the years she has taught conscious dance internationally in China, Russia, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, Romania, Greece and Italy and held a much loved weekly community dance space for 12 years in Totnes, UK where she lives. Her workshops integrate depth embodied psychotherapeutic practice with Body Wisdom Dance and personal inquiry.

Jo held a psychotherapy and supervision practice from 1991 – 2007 in an embodied, process oriented, psych-spiritual approach. She was a senior trainer at The Karuna Institute, UK on the professional Core Process psychotherapy training for around 12 years. She currently offers 1:1 online coaching, mentoring and supervision having evolved her own well integrated style that includes mindfulness, gestalt psychotherapy, process work and Body Wisdom Dance.

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“We have known Jo for many years and recognise in her a truly beautiful blend born of her many years of dedicated practice and enquiry. She is wise, funny and a truly unique dancer with a heart of gold and the uncompromising intelligence to match. Jo has been an elder of the School of Movement Medicine since 2007. We value the particular wisdom and depth that Jo brings linking the personal, archetypal, and the collective. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads.” – Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan – Directors of The School of Movement Medicine

“I feel so grateful for the classes and the depth of the space you held on the recent online 6 week course. I’m guessing that it reflects the extensive experience you’ve accrued along your path. I appreciate the time you have taken to map out the classes, create the videos talks and create a course that felt balanced, rich and flowing. I have more of a sense of hope going forward and of clarity about what being resourced actually is. The practices you shared feel intuitively aligned and I get the sense that they are going to help feed me and stabilize my core after an extremely rocky two years. Thank you for sharing the gift of your heart and woven life wisdom with me, with us. I feel very blessed and look forward to embarking on the next journey you offer” – participent in online 6 week

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ….. Jo certainly knows how to guide a boat in the midst of a storm. …. I want to acknowledge your wisdom, guts, humanity, experience and normality that brings so much wealth to these explorations – you are a true mistress in the marrying of every day experience and deep spiritual diving. I love your fierce commitment, presented again in such a simple way, to the collective and community.”
Rosie – Movement Medicine teacher

“Jo holds such a deep safe space. It is rare that I come across anyone willing to do that; holding a nurturing space for thirty people to dive in together and yet each have their own journey, and still feel enough spaciousness in which they can support one another is phenomenal. What a gift you bring to the world. It was magical watching the transformation of some of those I was with unfold and blossom before my eyes.”
Steph – Writer, Poet, Story Teller

“Over the past six years My life has been changed and enriched by this conscious dance. I love the realness, humility, humour and honesty that Jo brings to the space. This gives such permission to bring all of me. Its rare to experience such a deep sense of being welcomed over and over for who I am with complete acceptance and no judgement” – Cliona – Open Floor Teacher, Gestalt Counsellor

“Jo is an outstanding 5 Rhythms teacher. Her work is rapturously received wherever she goes. She has 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and group facilitator.    She is passionate about creating a space where the unique dance of each person can blossom and is known for her inspired and wide choice of music.” – Malcolm – Psychotherapist, Writer