Jo Gumbley


An Experienced Yoga Teacher

With a wealth of life experience connecting with people in the Finance industry, and as a Musician, Mother and global traveller…
about-me RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

“There are many approaches to yoga just as there are varieties of tress in the forest.  Each tree has the same goal, to reach towards the light.”  - David Swenson

I teach Baptiste Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga because both have and continue to be powerfully life changing for me.  I believe as successful teachers we teach from our own experience of what resonates deep within us.  The practice of yoga is a gift that I am dedicated to sharing with others.  When I teach from my embodied connection to the practice, I find its easy to connect intuitively to the current needs of my students.

I see teaching as a way to empower others to grow physically, mentally and emotionally. I aim to create a compassionate, safe space for students to deepen their experience of themselves. I teach with a smile because sharing yoga with people makes me happy!

I believe yoga unites body, mind and soul, and the results are immediate.

Africa Yoga Project ( is for me a shining example of the transformative power of yoga and I am proud to have been a supporter via the Mentor program. Read more

I love learning, and like many yogis am on a never-ending journey! I have taken many Baron Baptiste trainings:

Levels 1, 2 and 3, Art of Assisting (twice)

Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher since 2012,

500 hour Certified Teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2013.

Assistant for week-long Baptiste Yoga Teacher Training Programs (3 times, New York NY, Sedona AZ, Norfolk UK),

Assistant for 200 Hour Live Your Yoga Teacher Training program (Africa Yoga Project, Nairobi, Kenya, 2015)

Assistant for Art of Assisting in London, UK, 2015

I continue to study with other local and international teachers.  I practice Ashtanga yoga, and have undertaken several Teacher Training qualifications in Ashtanga:

David Swenson Teacher Training 2013

Manju Jois (son of Pattabhi Jois) Teacher Training Intensive 2014

John Scott Teacher Training (2017)

Currently I am studying with Fiona Pullen, one of the few KPJAYI (K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) Authorised Level 2 Ashtanga Teachers in Australia.  She has studied directly with Pattabhi Jois for many years, and continues to study with Sharath Jois.  I had the pleasure of practicing Ashtanga Led Primary Series for 5 days with Sharath Jois in Bali in September 2016.

Other related qualifications:

Personal Trainer

Reiki Level 2 Practitioner

I’m also learning about Bio Dynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy.

Before yoga I had a career in Investment Consulting and Fund Management and before that I devoted years to playing classical violin in orchestras. Life can take many a different turn!

I live in Sydney, Australia (since September 2015). I am married with two children. I currently teach yoga in Sydney, Australia. I would love to see you at one of my classes!