Jo Standing is a published author and both a virtual and professional speaker centered in real interpersonal sharing with an educational and humorous backbone. She is a seasoned decade plus yoga and self-empowerment classroom facilitator, an everyday spiritual warrior. As well as a CPC - Certified Professional Coach through Rhodes Wellness College in Vancouver, Canada. She studies, interviews, and is interviewed by doctors around The United States.
Jo is dedicated to the path forward with the understanding of the growth that is inherent in the Post Traumatic Stress experience. Jo has taught personal wellness for over 10,000 hours since Spring 2005 to groups around North America. In 2017, she traveled 37,500 miles by Jeep around the USA with the effort to bolster the well-being of our country's warriors in uniform with lively, humorous, and in-depth talks.
As the daughter of an Army Veteran who mostly raised her strength is not just a word. It is a way of being. Jo believes the knowledge of how to recover the self after trauma is everyone’s birthright. She also thinks the inner wounds of a warrior are not meant to be stuffed-away but rather used as signposts to live a full and rewarding life.
Jo's work has been the subject of published articles for many years including in Natural Awakenings Magazine, USA TODAY magazine, and the distinguished online venue of Elephant Journal. She has been written about in Huff Post by Dr. Felicia Clark. She offers online and in person workshops, classes, and trainings.
She is also a participant in speaking engagements that are geared toward being empowered through pain as we collectively shift as a society toward the doctor-recognized state of Post Traumatic Growth.
JO’S BOOKS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
JO’S SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
The Harvard Faculty Club | Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016)
The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley | Sedona, Arizona (2017)
Jo has earned the Successful Completion of her Advanced Certification in Hatha Yoga and Zen Meditation with Prana Yoga College. She is also Certified in Coaching after completing the full-time 6 month long program in 2013.
Jo has Successful Completion of the following Courses:
• Mediation with The Justice Institute
• Collaborative Conflict Resolution with the Justice Institute
• Negotiation with the Justice Institute
• Creative Writing with The University of British Columbia
• Creative Writing with Emily Carr Art Institute
• Theatre Arts with The New York Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City
• 800 hours in Yoga Teacher Teaching
• Reiki Master in the United States and Canada
• Hypnosis Consultant with Omni International, founded by United States Navy Veteran Jerry Kein
• Feng Shui Master with Author and High Performer Cathleen McCandless
BodyTalk Modality with Dr. Mary Shields in Columbus, Ohio.
Jo has studied Body Psychology with Dr. Karyne Wilner and the Institute of Core Energetics in Providence, Rhode Island for 6 months.
Jo has completed ‘Healing Trauma Through Yoga’ with David Emerson and the JRI - Justice Resource Institute
Jo is accepted into the United States Somatic Experiencing 3-year program both founded and developed by Author Dr. Peter Levine.
Jo has completed military-focused yoga training in Portland, Oregon with Veteran’s Yoga Project as directed by Dr. Dan Libby