Hi. My name is Jo. My Meditation and Mindfulness classes are created to help people deal with the everyday stresses of life, to not be distracted by the thousands of thoughts going through our minds and to live and enjoy the here and now, whatever that looks like . A regular practise can help to reduce stress, improve sleep, increase wellbeing and give you clarity and focus, as well as many other benefits. We can not always change what happens to us in life, but we can change the way we experience it and deal with it. My classes take place in Sheffield but I also offer one to one and Zoom sessions for those unable to travel. Please click on the button below to find out more.
I qualified as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher because I love everything about Meditation and Mindfulness and wanted to share it. But not everyone views this practise the same way. I quickly found that some people were put off by the overtly spiritual element of some practitioners; instead they are simply interested in relaxing and learning techniques to deal with everyday stresses of life, work and relationships. This is how A Modern Way to Meditate came to life. There is no limit to where and how Meditation and Mindfulness can be carried out; group and one to one sessions, nutritional workshops, retreats and schools. I have carried out sessions for competing sportspeople, the elderly in care homes and for anxious pregnant ladies! The only thing that limits us is our mind!
We have 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. That's a lot of head traffic, a lot of thinking and a lot of reacting or in most cases over reacting; no wonder we are all exhausted. With regular meditation we learn how to manage the everyday thoughts that often leave us feeling stressed and anxious. Dealing with what life throws at us from a position of calm enables us to focus on what is really important in life.
Meditation & Mindfulness classes for stress, anxiety personal or just everyday relaxtion. Group or indvidual sessions available including pregnancy meditations.
Need to focus on your game more and stop letting nerves get the better of you? Are you an employer looking to get the best out of your employees, reduce sickness, look after the well being of staff and increase productivity and commitment?
Looking for School programmes that will help children reduce anxiety and improve, focus and concentration?
Meditation is for everyone and has no limits; that includes age
Add a little extra to your meditation or maybe organise a corporate retreat?
Look out for details of Yoga & Nutrition Retreats.
Every organisation in the UK is affected by mental ill-health in the workforce. At any one time, one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress. According to the Centre for Mental Health, 91 million days are lost each year due to mental health problems, the total cost of which is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year for UK Employers. This is equivalent to £1035 for every employee in the UK workforce.
When a person’s wellbeing reduces, so typically does his or her performance, effectiveness and commitment. This can lead to reduced productivity, de-motivation, lack of focus and ultimately time off work. These experiences can occur in all types of working environments so understanding the risks to workers in relation to health and wellbeing is an increasingly important and sometimes difficult responsibility for the modern employer. A regular Meditation practice is proven to help with the following:
My classes are designed to equip workforces with the skills and techniques to enable them to deal with the above-mentioned points and can be tailor-made to suit individual needs with the option of workshops and/or 30-minute workplace sessions which can be carried out at a time and place to suit.
"I recently had the pleasure of a meditation with Jo.
The music used was very relaxing and the essential oil lamp vapourised the room with aromas which helped soften your thoughts and worries. Jo spoke with a clear, soft and flowing tone which sent me into a calm state.
When the session was finished, I felt completely refreshed, relaxed and at peace."
"I had a pregnancy meditation session with Jo at 38Weeks pregnant and it was such a relaxing and calming experience for both myself and even for my unborn baby (she was wriggling loads before the session and seemed to calm down with me during the meditation). I was completely new to meditation and honestly was a little skeptical about it at first, but Jo put me at ease straight away and I found that her professionalism, along with a beautiful calming environment that she had created with mood lighting, beautiful aromas, tranquil music and candles really helped me relax and get the most out of it. After the session I felt calm and content and also felt that I had learned how to switch off and Jo taught me how I could use some of the techniques she used to help with sleep (as I have struggled with this throughout pregnancy) and how to try and make time to relax for myself even just for 10/20mins of the day. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner."
Charlotte Taylor 38 weeks pregnant
I have just taken part in your meditation, it was wonderful and exactly what I needed during these current difficult times!!
I scribbled down some of your hints and tips straight after while they were fresh. And thank you for reminding me of my survival kit/technique that I used when recovering from my aneurysm. I’m going to take action and start implementing those learnings again to help during these current times.
I cried, I smiled and now I’m feeling wonderfully relaxed and positive!
So I just wanted to say thank you!
Danielle R1se Yoga
"I used to feel so stressed going out competing but Jo has helped me change my attitude and mind set so I can now ride my horse in public the same way as I do at home. We’re improving and learning from each outing, but most importantly I’m really enjoying my time with my horse.
I thoroughly recommend training your mind as well as your body and horse!”
Ingrid - Dressage Competitor
"Having just completed a 10 month period of Therapy to treat Stress and anxiety, I decided to try my hand at Meditation.
From the moment the class began, Jo’s calm and soothing voice, helped to instil a warm and tranquil feeling to my very soul.
The class was an absolute joy and focused on clearing the mind from the clutter that we seem to be bombarded with on a daily basis as well as many self-care techniques that I have personally struggled to put into practice in the past.
I left the class that evening with a feeling of calmness, self awareness and positivity and also the knowledge that I could face whatever challenges may lay ahead over the following week. I got more from Jo's 45 minute class than I did from 10 months of Therapy.
I would highly recommend Jo."
Sue - Member at R1se Yoga
"Jo has worked at Hallam Primary School this year and had a positive impact on the well-being and positive mindfulness of our children. Initially, she worked with all the Y6 cohorts in the build up to the end of Key stager assessments and then worked with some of our more vulnerable pupils. The sessions focussed on finding strategies to reduce anxiety and stress and support the children manage their own emotions and self-regulation. I am very grateful to Jo for her support and would definitely recommend Jo to other professionals"
Chris Stewart Executive Headmaster at Hallam Primary School