Joanne discovered Pilates in 2000 following a love of movement and dance fostered since childhood. It wasn’t long until the Pilates method had her hooked! Pilates allowed Jo an opportunity to connect the body and mind in a way that fascinated her. She discovered how the subtleties of Pilates could be applied to everyday living and allowed such freedom of movement. Jo didn’t hesitate when the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Pilates instruction presented itself in 2003. Through teaching Jo observed her clients transform physically and mentally as they were able to realise their movement goals.
After years of continuing education Jo was eager to further deepen her Pilates knowledge. She re-certified with Polestar Pilates in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. Jo joined the mentor program in 2010 and is now an educator in the Mat and Studio series. Jo uses her love of storytelling and imagery along with her background in massage therapy to appeal to a range of learning styles. Jo’s involvement in teacher training invigorates and inspires her teaching in the studio and in mat classes. It has allowed a deepening in her understanding of the method that continues to surprise her. Jo conducts workshops for students and recent graduates and is involved with in-house teacher development in studios around Sydney.