jo schmid

JOGA YOGA

yoga + pilates instructor
entrepreneur
mama

Hey there

i'm joga yoga, but you can call me jo.

I'm a fun loving, dream chasing, girl-boss and yoga instructor from Canberra.
 

I'm passionate about wellbeing and living a life in balance. 

Joga Yoga has evolved into a creative outlet, encouraging every body to get moving with unique programs and classes for the Canberra community.

In 2019, I uprooted my life with my (now) husband and moved to Bali for a new adventure. Thanks to the whirlwind of a pandemic, we've found ourselves back in Canberra, married with a little baby! I'm excited to be back, to deliver classes to the Canberra community again. 

I'll be hosting variety of different yoga events SUP yoga, Float Yoga and Bend + Beers, showing you that you movement can be fun and to help you experience yoga in a way that you wouldn't usually try, getting you outside of that comfort zone! 

When I'm not teaching yoga or hosting workshops, you can find me with my girl-boss hat on, growing my company, Salti.

 

You can often find me enjoying coffee at local cafes, discovering the perfect smoothie bowl or eating avo on toast (breakfast is my fave), enjoying craft beer around town, SUP'ing on the lake or coast and now juggling #mumlife.

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Before my yoga life, in between travelling, I wore many hats in federal government positions and private companies, from corporate communications, marketing and advertising management, business management, events, and even a stint investigating pharmaceutical crime. But nothing felt quite right. I've always had a mindset where I've wanted to live a free and fulfilling life, surrounded by other like-minded people.

 

So I spent  a good chunk of my 20's searching for what felt true to me. I discovered yoga while travelling and completed my training in 2016. In 2017, I farewelled my secure job and income and took a leap to create a life I want to live and began to work for myself. It's not easy, but it's certainly fun. If you'd have asked me 5 years ago is this where I saw my future, I would have said no, but yoga has opened up so many doors, opportunities and it's been life changing. 

Credentials:

  • Level 1 200 hr YTT - Yoga Alliance registered yoga school (RYS)

  • Pre and post natal/children and teens YTT - Yoga Alliance RYS

  • Level 1 SUP Yoga YTT - recognised by Yoga Alliance, International Surf Association (ISA) and International SUP Yoga Academy (ISYA)

  • Reformer Pilates instructor training

  • Salti Group Fitness instructor training

  • First Aid certificate & Provide CPR/Basic emergency life support 

  • SUP Water Safety Rescue Award - Academy Of Surfing Instructors (ASI)

See the services page for more info! 

Jo from Joga Yoga