Jo Hardy

Jo Hardy

Qualified Teacher and Facilitator

Based in: Totnes, Devon, UK

Working location: China, Portugal and internationally

Contact details:



About Jo

I have been involved with SOMM since its birth in 2007, having been a student of Ya'acov and Susannah for many years prior. With David Rose and Sue Kuhn, I was an original staff member on the first MM Apprenticeship, offering Personal Mentoring to students and since the first Proffessional Training I have been offering Proffessional Mentoring to trainees. I am a graduated MM Teacher and Facilitator.

I also teach 5 Rhythms and Open Floor and offer offer workshops regularly in China, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Sweden and Russia.

I have worked with hundreds of clients over the years as a psychotherapist, coach, mentor, trainer and group facilitator. Exploring what truly facilitates lasting transformation is my passion and has led me to study many perspectives, philosophies and modalities of transformational work. I had a private psychotherapy practice in the UK for 25 years working with a wide variety of issues, and was a senior trainer on the Masters Program in Mindfulness Oriented Psychotherapy for 12 years at The Karuna Institute, UK. My work is integrative, existential, body based and is informed by multiple methods, techniques, and schools e.g. mindfulness, gestalt, body psychotherapy, archetypal psychology and dream work.

“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. Jo has been an elder of the School of Movement Medicine since 2007. We value the particular wisdom and depth that Jo brings linking the personal, archetypal, and the collective. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads.”
- Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan 




Specialising in:

Teaching in China and Russia  
Transformational Coaching
Psychotherapy, Supervision
Workshops online /live
5 Rhythms + Open Floor teacher

Levels of training:

Heart & Seer - Working with the heart and the past | Ritual: learning to hold MM ceremony | Phoenix - working with ego and soul retrieval | Initiation - working with the 9 Life Cycle


All content © 2023 Movement Medicine Association
Website originally created by Strawberry Design, this version has been designed by
Photos by: Amy Clark, Rosie Perks & Unsplash.