Jo Bentley


About Me

Jo Bentley is HSEC Level 2 trained and is a registered Hatha Yoga teacher who draws on a wealth of life experience and intuition to influence her teachings. She is currently in clinical training with Essential Somatics®.

In her early 30s, Jo was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system) that left half her body paralyzed, taking her over a month to be able to walk again. The positive she has taken out of her diagnosis is a greater body awareness; how it moves, heals, and breathes. Over the past 13 years, Jo has fought back to reclaim some semblance of her former health using Clinical Somatics, Yoga, improved nutrition and balanced choices.

Jo's initial yoga teacher training was steeped in somatic awareness that, some years later, compelled her to explore the work of Hanna Somatics. She was instrumental in facilitating Essential Somatics’ first visit to Australia in 2013 to run a Hanna Somatics Exercise Coach training in Adelaide.

"I am always amazed at how profound and how quickly I can feel the effects of my Somatics practice. Already having a condition that has left me a little imbalanced and weaker on one side, I am more mindful of why and how I get pain, why I trip over occasionally and what I can do to alleviate it. I love that Somatics is accessible anytime, any place, any age!”

Jo conducts private sessions, classes, and courses in Clinical Somatics around Adelaide and interstate.

Contact Me

Phone: 0400 225 210