WHO I AM

In 1998 I began my studies in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

After successful completion of undergraduate studies, I traveled extensively, experiencing and studying different spiritual traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, Shivananda Yoga, Zen Meditation and Qi Gong Movement. After qualifying in 2003, as a Shiatsu Practitioner, I set up a busy clinic specializing in the energy of food in North County Dublin and Dublin City Centre.

I love teaching and in 2011 I began running regular cookery classes incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin City Centre. Now I am invited to speak all over the country at events large and small, demonstrating how easy it is to use food as medicine. 

My desire to share my knowledge of Chinese medicine, Acupressure and Qi Gong.  When Covid came and all my in person sessions and classes were cancelled, I took everything online.

The powerful flow of energy began Chi Flow with Jo, which is a daily live online Qi gong classes incorporating Acupressure and Food medicine.  The power of connection within the group supports a daily practice that has changed my life and the 1000’s of participants that use the free classes or are full members.

Are you ready to change your life so it’s full of love, passion, health and joy? 

Then join me. 

who i am

In 1998 I began my studies in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

After successful completion of undergraduate studies, I traveled extensively, experiencing and studying different spiritual traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, Shivananda Yoga, Zen Meditation and Qi Gong Movement. After qualifying in 2003, as a Shiatsu Practitioner, I set up a busy clinic specializing in the energy of food in North County Dublin and Dublin City Centre.

I love teaching and in 2011 I began running regular cookery classes incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin City Centre. Now I am invited to speak all over the country at events large and small, demonstrating how easy it is to use food as medicine. 

My desire to share my knowledge of Chinese medicine, Acupressure and Qi Gong.  When Covid came and all my in person sessions and classes were cancelled, I took everything online.

The powerful flow of energy began Chi Flow with Jo, which is a daily live online Qi gong classes incorporating Acupressure and Food medicine.  The power of connection within the group supports a daily practice that has changed my life and the 1000’s of participants that use the free classes or are full members.

Are you ready to change your life so it’s full of love, passion, health and joy? 

Then join me. 

My mission is to help you understand the connection between
physical symptoms, emotional changes and the food we eat.

It’s about how to be well and love yourself with gentle exercise
and good food.

WHAT I OFFER

Daily online Qi Gong Classes

The Chi Flow with Jo online classes give each day a fresh purpose, to get your blood flowing, loosen stiff joints and muscles, improve digestion and give a general sense of wellbeing.

Why not join me for a FREE online qi gong class and try it for yourself?

Connect with your body

We can have online 1 to 1 sessions which also include follow up recommendations especially for you, recipes, self shiatsu points, energy exercises, dietary advice and lifestyle guidance.

Shiatsu Treatments – in person and online

The aim of shiatsu is to rebalance the persons Qi (energy). Shiatsu will relax tight, stiff and fatigued muscles but more than a simple massage it will also stimulate the auto-immune system, keeping the body in its optimum state.  You can book shiatsu treatments in person or online here.

Wellness Retreats 

You can learn the Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking process with me online or if you’d like to work with me personally, book a treatment or with a small bespoke group at the hugely fun and healing Qi Gong, Cookery and Wellness Retreats.

I am passionate about the connection between how we feel and the food we choose. I am dedicated to helping people use the simple 5 element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Conscious Cook Books

Understanding what your body is telling you through its symptoms and the food it craves is essential if you want to stay healthy and well. It is often a revelation how simple it can be to choose the right food at the right time.

”Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” & “Good Food : Better Sex”

Corporate Wellness Events & Cookery Demonstrations

If you want to arrange a wellness at work event with a difference, contact me to discuss the packages available.  I have worked with many businesses and community groups giving cookery demonstrations about 5 Element Food and the benefits of foods to eat for specific organs and meridians.  Educational and fun, these events can be tailored to your requirements.

Your relationship with food is a mirror for your relationship with life.

So rather than feeling bad or confused about what to eat, be in love with the conscious choices you make every time you put a scrumptious morsel in your mouth. Feel the love as the food gives you life.

My Story…

I had a rough birth with my twin boys, I hemorrhaged and nearly died (yes I saw the white light) at the same time I owned and ran an environmental empowerment organisation working with the regeneration of Ballymun, which is well known for its high levels of unemployment, drug usage and high-rise tower blocks. It could be a dangerous and stressful area of Dublin to work in. I worked way too much.

When the twins were 2, I found out my partner was having an affair. I was just too exhausted to carry on. I turned the business into a community development. I left him and my business.

That’s when my Peri-Menopause symptoms started. I would get so dizzy I thought I was going to black out, these in turn would trigger panic attacks leaving me feeling anxious all the time. My sleep pattern was disrupted and I was so exhausted I would forget my children’s names. I felt so isolated and alone, I often thought I wasn’t going to make it. My whole body hurt. I was only 5ft tall and weighed 14 stone because I comfort ate all the wrong food.

Luckily I had my background of Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu to guide me.  I started to improve my diet following Traditional Chinese Medicine Guidelines.  I began to practice Qi Gong and receive regular shiatsu. I started with baby steps, little by little. I’m 55 now with no panic attacks, and no anxiety. I sleep well, and can remember what I walked into a room for.

My skin is glowing and I have no grey hairs. Keeping the weight off can be tricky but I know what to do when the pounds start climbing on and if I have the odd bad nights sleep I know which points to press, which foods to eat and which Chi Gong exercises to do to ensure that things come back to balance naturally.

My life is good, I have a sense of purpose, I wake up feeling rested, and I am happy.

I’d love to share what I know with you.  Let’s begin the journey together.

My Story…

 

I had a rough birth with my twin boys, I hemorrhaged and nearly died (yes I saw the white light) at the same time I owned and ran an environmental empowerment organisation working with the regeneration of Ballymun, which is well known for its high levels of unemployment, drug usage and high-rise tower blocks. It could be a dangerous and stressful area of Dublin to work in. I worked way too much.

When the twins were 2, I found out my partner was having an affair. I was just too exhausted to carry on. I turned the business into a community development. I left him and my business.

That’s when my Peri-Menopause symptoms started. I would get so dizzy I thought I was going to black out, these in turn would trigger panic attacks leaving me feeling anxious all the time. My sleep pattern was disrupted and I was so exhausted I would forget my children’s names. I felt so isolated and alone, I often thought I wasn’t going to make it. My whole body hurt. I was only 5ft tall and weighed 14 stone because I comfort ate all the wrong food.

Luckily I had my background of Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu to guide me.  I started to improve my diet following Traditional Chinese Medicine Guidelines.

I began to practice Qi Gong and receive regular shiatsu. I started with baby steps, little by little. I’m 55 now with no panic attacks, and no anxiety. I sleep well, and can remember what I walked into a room for.

My skin is glowing and I have no grey hairs. Keeping the weight off can be tricky but I know what to do when the pounds start climbing on and if I have the odd bad nights sleep I know which points to press, which foods to eat and which Chi Gong exercises to do to ensure that things come back to balance naturally.

My life is good, I have a sense of purpose, I wake up feeling rested, and I am happy.

I’d love to share what I know with you.  Let’s begin the journey together.