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Jo

Neurogenic Yoga Workshop

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Neurogenic Yoga Workshop

Gentle Yoga With TRE

Deeply Nourishing Stress Release followed by Yoga Nidra

with Jo Hamilton

Saturday 26th September 2020

From 14.00 – 17.00 pm

At the Lotus Loft

Top Floor, 25 Southernhay East ( above Winkworths), Exeter, EX1 1QP

Accessible to all levels Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction.

This simple, gentle and profound practice that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional stress and tension. During a Neurogenic Yoga practice, we safely self induce therapeutic vibration using yoga postures and breath. Often vibration begins in the legs and may spread throughout the entire body. This method is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE®). This shaking response in humans, much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma,whether emotional or physical, in order to restore the body to wholeness.

Jo will lead you through a gentle practice, awakening your instinctive tremor release which is often described as a pleasurable, comforting, some say meditative experience. Jo will then complete the session guiding you to melt into a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice.

Cost £35.00

To book please contact Jo by email: jopureyoga@gmail.com or Telephone: 07714253992

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Embracing change as we head back to live practice.

Hi dear friends,
What a journey we’re on. I have absolutely loved sharing this time with you via our Zoom gatherings. What a warm community of souls. Thank you all for your open hearted sharing and authenticity. It allowed us all just to be who we are….and for that to be OK. x

I am now moving back into ‘live’ sessions and so from this week my offerings via zoom will change. TRE Zoom will no longer run on Tuesdays….BUT….some of you have asked if we could continue Zooming after lockdown and I’d love to. It’s been great seeing you all…. and of course those of you I wouldn’t normally see, from the other side of the UK and abroad.

Although during this 4 month period of Lockdown I have been able to offer these Zoom practices for free. I have much gratitude to those of you who have been able to give donations. This has been really appreciated.
I will though now need to charge for my future offerings.

So…

  • My TRE Zoom offerings will be Monthly.
 Starting on the first Monday in the Month at 3.00pm
Next one Monday 3rd August
Cost £10
To join the Zoom you can reserve a place by making a BAC’s payment. And I’ll send you the new link.
please email me for my BAC’s details.

One final Zoom Yoga Nidra will be on the 27th July. 11.30 am. FREE

Here’s the link
  • Returning to Sharing Yoga live from 18th August at Exeter Natural Health Centre.
5.30 pm  – 7.15 pm
Cost £10
Due to maintaining 2 metre distancing, there will be a limited number of spaces, It will now be necessary to book a place in advance. Please email me if you’d like to reserve a space. Payment will be by BAC’s to avoid handling cash.
  • Trialling New Zoom Live Yoga
For those who are not able to attend a live class or when all ‘live’ spaces have been reserved. I will be trialling live Zooming the class (  zoom attendees will see me and others on Zoom but not those attending the live class). This will mean you can enjoy the same class experience from home. Please email to book. Payment will be by BAC’s to avoid handing cash.
Tuesdays 5.30 pm – 7.15 pm
Cost £10
  • I’m waiting to hear about returning to sharing Yoga Classes at Topsham Estuary Clinic.
I shall keep you posted.
  • I will no longer be recording weekly Yoga classes after the end of July.
You would have a laugh if you could watch my process of recording these….’out take’ after ‘out take’. It takes yonks! So I will happily park that one. Maybe if I master the tech, I will try to record my live classes ( only me visible) so long as the live participants are not affected at all.
  • Excited to see my Yoga Studio building developing. I’ll be able to share pics soon. Soooooo excited!
Hoping to share the moment with you soon.
Sending a warm hug to you.
With Love
Jo x
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Supporting Team YOU and The NHS Free Resources

My dear dog Flynn expressing clearly how he feels about
getting out for just one walk a day! C’mon!

Hello dear friends,
I do hope you are well and that you have been able to adapt to this fresh way of being.

I personally have moved through a range of responses over the last few weeks and now am settling into how things are. I do miss sharing space with folks and “filling my hug tanks” as my son Matthew would say. But now  I’m enjoying connection via online routes. It’s all new to me and perhaps for you too. So… I feel a coming together as we all embrace awkward!

I’m keen to continue to share my practices so…… let’s give it a go.

Online offerings
Free Group Sessions

  • A regular Weekly TRE Shake Group via Zoom -*For existing shakers

 Monday’s 11.30 am and 3.00 pm

 Tuesday’s 2.30 pm.

Sessions last 90 minutes includes: Settle – Connect – Awaken Tremors – Relax

*This is for those who have either attended one of my TRE or Neurogenic Yoga Workshops or have had a 1:1 TRE session with me and have practiced shaking at home. 

Please email if you’d like to join me. Including please in your email a little on your TRE shaking practice. I need to know particularly how your TRE practice is for you and that you can self regulate. I will send guidance regarding the session to those wishing to take part.

  • A weekly recorded Yoga Class and/ or Yoga Nidra guided relaxation. Please email me if you would like me to share this with you. Here’s one I prepared earlier ( very Blue Peter!)

  • Recorded Guided Meditation. Please email me if you’d like me to share this with you.

Here’s a meditation I recorded recently.

These group offerings are FREE as I’m very aware that many of you are struggling with reduced or no income at all.  I’d like to share this with everyone, so no one is left out. However if you feel moved to offer a financial exchange a suggested donation is £5, but please only offer a donation if you are able to without any financial difficulty.

I would also like to offer  FREE 1:1 or Group sessions to Nurses and Doctors as a BIG thank you for all that you are doing for us. These practices include TRE, Guided Relaxation, Meditation, and grounding practices to ease out of overwhelm. I know that perhaps right now all you want to do is rest. But know that this is available to you in the future too…when the time feels right.

xxxxx We are so grateful to you xxxxx

  • If you know anyone on the NHS Front Line that you feel might benefit from this, please feel free to pass on my details.

One to One & One to Two Online sessions

  • For those new to TRE (Tension and Trauma Release exercises), Meditation or  EFT Emotional Freedom Technique – Tapping) I can introduce you to this via Skype or Zoom.This can be in a 1:1 or 1:2 setting. (so you might like to try this with a friend). These sessions have my regular 1:1 Charge.

Please keep well and safe.
With love to you.
Jo x

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Austria Yoga Retreat 2020

 

 

 

 

7 DAY YOGA & FEEL GOOD RETREAT

 In the Alpine mountains

From 3rd to 9th September 2021

WITH

Raki & Jo

Jo Hamilton & Rachel Lyons

This retreat invites you to be slow. Gifting yourself time to pause, swim, sit and listen to life.

Each day will begin with a gentle practice before breakfast. The day will be relaxed and easy. Choosing perhaps to walk the beautiful landscape, swim in the lake or rest in a hammock.

FULL DETAILS ARE ON MY RETREAT PAGE

 

 

 

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8 Weeks Beginners MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation Course

8 Week MBSR Mindfulness Meditation Course with Jo Hamilton

And….you don’t have to tie your legs in knots like Rover!…THERE’S CHAIRS!

Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queen Walk, 83-84 Queen St, Exeter

Tuesdays from 28th January to 24th March

*FREE MINDFULNESS ORIENTATION AND TASTER EXPERIENCE

 14th January 12.00 -14.00

Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queen Walk, 83-84 Queen St, Exeter

If you are curious about joining the 8 week MBSR Course, you are invited to come to a taster session to really understand what the MBSR course offers you.

This course follows the Gold Standard MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Curriculum. The most highly effective, robustly researched and endorsed programme in the world developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and Mark Williams of Oxford University.

The majority of people who complete the MBSR Course report:

Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Improved Sleep

Increased ability to relax

Reductions in pain

Improved resilience and ability to cope with short and long term stressful situations

Feeling a deeper sense of peace.

In each session we will be developing different aspects of mindfulness practice  

exploring new skills to add to your toolkit, in a gentle approach,

 enabling you to better meet life’s challenges.

 

Between sessions you will be given simple mindfulness for life tools to develop a steady comfortable practice at home.

What do you need to bring? Just you!

Oh… and a commitment to yourself is really key. Meditation practice is a bit like cleaning your teeth. It’s a habit that we make time for every day. When we decide to give ourselves the gift of this daily meditation practice, we begin from day one to transform our relationship with our life.

You will be provided with a Course Workbook and downloadable Guided Meditations for home practice.

You’ll also be invited to attend a one-day retreat as part of this programme.

Feedback from the previous course:

“Jo’s 8 week mindfulness course was a real awakening for me.  I loved every minute of our two hour weekly sessions despite my initial doubt that mindfulness and meditation would benefit me as much as it has. Our ‘homework’ was to do to a daily practice which was challenging at first, but when I wholly committed I was blown away to how it made me feel.  I always felt calmer after whichever practice I chose to follow, and more positive about myself and life in general . Although finding the time to do the daily mindfulness was sometimes difficult , without doubt it was 100% worth the effort and really important to keep it up regularly.

‘Jo’s gentle empathy and creative guidance kept me on track and I am still practicing most days and feel lighter and definitely happier in my life.’    

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is curious to try out mindfulness.”

“Thankyou for the opportunity to reconnect with the practice of mindfulness. Each time I reconnect, my ability to be present in the moment becomes a little stronger. I love that you always put your heart and soul into everything you do, it conveys such love and respect for those who you work with.”

Booking essential : Course Cost £165

To book contact jopureyoga@gmail.com  http://itsallaboutfeelingbetter.co.uk/meditation/

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TRE Workshop

Shake it off Naturally!

TRE Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises

Workshop

With Jo Hamilton

Exeter

Saturday 25th January 2020

14.00 – 17.00 pm

The Lotus Loft Yoga Studio

Top Floor, Southernhay East, (corner of Barnfield Rd), Exeter, EX1 1QP

Come and learn how to release deeply held tension, safely comfortably and with ease.

  • Healing Trauma
  • Both Physical and Emotional (without having to talk about it!)
  • Releasing Stress
  • Reclaiming Health

Learn how to reactivate your instinctive tremor mechanism and feel the release!…not just for a day but every day.

Jo will be introducing you to TRE through simple easy to do exercises that re-activate our instinctive tremor mechanism. This is natural, accurate and deeply restorative. When we activate the tremors in this relaxed calm way, it  makes our journey to balance and emotional release enjoyable and relaxing. It is typically described a pleasurable relaxing, some say meditative experience as we trust in our bodies deeper visceral intelligence to restore us…and it will.

We will complete the afternoon melting  into a nourishing guided relaxation in the form of Yoga Nidra.

£35.00 booking essential

Contact Jo Hamilton on 07714253992 email: jopureyoga@gmail.com

For more information  www.itsallaboutfeelingbetter.co.uk/TRE

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Bay FM Radio Interview

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Bay FM Radio Interview

Just had a great experience being interviewed on radio! I was invited to talk about TRE and Trauma Release on BayFm Radio in Devon with Howard James. If you’d like to know more about TRE and Shaking it off Naturally, you can listen to the interview here.

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