In this podcast episode we speak to Joo Teoh, teacher of hatha vinyasa yoga, qigong and meditation about the true essence of yoga, how he makes his practise accessible and respectful. Joo speaks eloquently about the community aspect of a class, and how by offering a class that empowers people to work at a pace that suits them, recognising how our pace changes due to life circumstances and events.
His first book “Qigong in Yoga Teaching and Practice” was published by Singing Dragon in 2021 a book Dawn and Daniel found as rich as the conversation we are delighted to share with you.
Joo started teaching in 2007 in China’s first dedicated yoga studio, Yoga Yard Beijing. In the UK, he has taught at The Life Centre, Yoga On The Lane, and Triyoga. Joo’s main teachers are Cameron Tukapua, Max Strom, Matthew Raymond Cohen, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Robyn Wexler and Judith Hanson Lasater. His classes emphasise breath, alignment, intention and he integrates movements and postures from the yogic tradition with energetic qigong practices, which aim to strengthen the body and calm the mind.
Joo is also a Five Element acupuncturist, practising the tradition as taught by the late Prof JR Worsley. Joo was trained at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture (LIFEA) by Master Five Element acupuncturist, fertility expert and author Gerad Kite.
Connect with Joo Teoh on Instagram at @joojooyoga
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