Sia Aston *****
Creative and fun story telling that engages children mentally, physically and emotionally. My six year old loves these classes because the children are all involved in the story from start to finish. You can see the children love Jo because she’s fun and silly and full of love.
Marina Komarovsky *****
These classes are amazing, totally unique, and my child looks forward to them so much every week! Jo is an extremely thoughtful and talented teacher and performing arts professional, and it shows in every moment and detail of her classes. It's amazing how good she is at having the kids really tune in and bring focus to trying new yoga positions, and also getting them laughing, moving, working together, and having so much fun!
Every class is a new story that Jo guides the kids to experience through a sequence of poses, movements, games, a take-away concept in mind, and hand-made props that her family creates for that specific story! Each class is essentially like a very cool special event that you would circle in the city event calendar and take your kids to - but one that our community is so lucky to be able to experience every week! The developmental benefit for kindergarten age and early primary school kids is also very clear. Recommend 1,000%.
My kids love this class. Even though they were initially shy, Jo's engaging manner and interesting stories have drawn them out of their shells. Highly recommended.
Chloe Bisley-Wright *****
These storytelling workshops are just what we were after for our child. Jo is engaging, positive and has woven in valuable lessons. I recommend you check them out.
Suzy Kilpartick *****
Thanks Jo for a great 'Physical Stories' session with Tessa yesterday. It was great to see her and the other kids get involved with the story and doing the actions and poses with you! - although maybe the mindfulness section will take a bit more practice (well for Tessa at least)
Jo is a caring and engaging story teller! My 3-year-old nibling has found her classes both engrossing and challenging; there is enough support in the room that he has been overcoming any difficulties he has keeping up with the class (this is his first extra-curricular activity, so first experience of a class dynamic) and that has been really helped by Jo's encouragement. Love Jo's attention to detail in terms of the whole class dynamic and keeping the children engaged. Highly recommend!
Anna Bourke *****
My kids are thoroughly enjoying Physical Stories - their confidence, mindfulness and awareness have improved so much in just a few weeks - and most importantly they are having so much fun and are very excited to go along! Jo is a very talented and passionate storyteller and teacher and we feel really lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of these classes!
Nik Parrot *****
I love these stories with Jo, and I'm not even the target audience! There has obviously been a lot of planning and thought behind the scenes in making these classes as successful as they are, but as if that weren't enough, they are delivered with such an energy that can only come from one who is truly passionate about her role and endgame. Very inclusive. Would recommend.
Alice Lloyd *****
Jo's class combines movement and music in a way that delights younger kids. I thoroughly recommend Physical Stories.
Emily Mckewen *****
Wonderful class. Jo is great with kids!