Jo Bentley, CCSE, ESMT graduated from the Essential Somatics® Clinical Somatic Education training in 2019 and the Essential Somatics® Movement Teacher Training in 2020. Jo has assisted at numerous Essential Somatics trainings and workshops since 2014, and has over 12 years of movement teaching experience from her background in Somatics, Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. Jo was instrumental in introducing Clinical (Hanna) Somatics to Australia in 2013 where she coordinated the first Essential Somatics courses taught by Martha Peterson in Adelaide, SA.
Jo runs classes, workshops, courses, and private sessions in Clinical Somatics across Australia, and having migrated many of her offerings to an online platform, is now working with students and clients internationally.
Jo has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis having lived with the condition for nearly 20 years, and has a personal understanding of what it is like to use Somatic Movement to address chronic illness.
In her words:
“There was a time in my life that my respiratory system was shutting down. I couldn’t move. Couldn’t walk properly. I lost sensation and coordination. Fast forward years later, and I’ve gone full circle now educating people in how Clinical Somatics might support them in their awareness of how they walk, breathe, move and feel better.”