ABOUT JOANNE

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.

Dive in!

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.