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Jo Hardy

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Jo Hardy has worked with hundreds of people over the years as a conscious dance and group facilitator, somatic psychotherapist, transformational coach, supervisor and trainer. She is an accredited teacher of  5 Rhythms ((Waves and Heartbeat), Open Floor and Movement Medicine. Her work integrates conscious dance, dynamic heart inquiry, embodied awakening, somatic psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Process work, authentic relating and is trauma informed.

Check Jo's upcoming events in Portugal in our agenda.

Jo's story

"Exploring what facilitates lasting transformation is my passion and has led me to study many perspectives, philosophies and modalities of transformational work over the last 40 years. Currently I offer workshops, transformational coaching and supervision.

All my offerings are rooted in my own integration of conscious dance, somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, presence, dynamic heart inquiry, awakening teachings, Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects and collective trauma teachings of Thomas Hubl. I am also deeply inspired and influenced by many years of studying Amerta Movement with Suprapto Suryodarmo. I currently offer workshops in UK, USA, Canada, Greece, Portugal and Thailand.


My journey has led me on a path of of deep learning through involvement with many amazing colleagues, clients and teachers; I was a professional mentor & faculty member of School of Movement Medicine for 12 years; I held a private Psychotherapy practice for 20 years; I was a senior trainer on the MA program in Contemplative Psychotherapy at the The Karuna Institute, UK for 12 years. Prior to Covid I had the privilege of being kept at my learning edge by teaching extensively in mainland China, Russia and Taiwan. Involvement in the Transition Towns Movement led me to offer Personal Resilience training, Conflict Fundamentals and facilitation of several International Transition Network conferences and enabled me to explore how large groups can effectively self-organise. I also gained experience in Dynamic Governance.


As I gather years on Planet Earth, what matters to me most is the joy and profound healing of movement and dance, and its potential to profoundly enhance presence, embodiment and relatedness.”

Jo's Offers

Conscious Dance workshops

Jo teaches 5 Rhythms, Open Floor and Movement Medicine workshops, as well as her own blend. She facilitates “personal and collective awakening "beyond the stories we can get so bogged down in”.

Transformational Coaching

"We explore through your body and heart as well as your mind whilst tapping into the deeper field of your higher potential and your purpose."


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We have known Jo for many years and recognise in her a truly beautiful blend born of her many years of dedicated practice and enquiry. She is wise, funny and a truly unique dancer with a heart of gold and the uncompromising intelligence to match. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads

- Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan - 

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I so appreciate the deep listening and presence you brought, the way you are amongst us the people and not outside above below or elsewhere -- but simply on the ground with the rest of us. This ensures everyone feels welcome and included and gives permission and space for all parts to be seen, held and moved. Love the way you work. You have distilled it down to a fine art and I will not stop asking you to share this distillation with others - I am in the long line up of people who would love to learn from you … waiting.

- Julia Ray, Ecstatic Dance Toronto-

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I am at a loss for words to really describe how beautiful and potent the weekend was. It was simply a gift that is shining brightly in me today so powerfully and I have a feeling it will continue shining for a good long while yet. Yes, to this potent medicine you bring Jo, this sweet combination. Yes and wow, what a beautiful offering in this world.

- Sharon Ellis, Soul Motion teacher- 

Hear the participants of Jo’s workshop in Lisbon

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