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The Full Story

About Us

Hi, let me introduce myself. I’m Jo.

My journey started just a few years ago. I came from a cooperate background, which I enjoyed for over 35 years, but for the last 10 years I always felt like my life was missing something.

I had worked my way to the top, and in doing so, I quickly realised that it was not enough. There was something deep inside me that wanted more than what I had achieved. I had an overwhelming need to provide something that was about so much more than money.  Something that would bring calm and help support the people around me not only physically but also spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

My journey started when I was working in Derby joining a yoga class, and from this the dream was created to build a place of peace and calm for those who needed it and in doing so, create a space that women could come together not just to exercise, but to create a community, build friendships and work on becoming their best selves through the power of yoga and meditation.

Jogaflows was born that day and has truly gone from strength to strength. Every single one of those women who joined me in the beginning have gone through an incredibly powerful and personal journey, and I have had the unbelievable privilege of being a small part of that experience. For that I will be forever grateful.

Jogaflows is my first love and always will be, but what started for me as an interest in yoga rapidly began to take on a life of its own, gathering momentum and growing in a way I could

never have expected. The encouragement from my Jogaflows family to explore the

holistic side began something I truly never imagined would be so needed.

The time has come to change the face of Jogaflows wellbeing Studio, allowing the business to continue to grow and evolve under the name of Sanctuary Within, the offering now is so much more than yoga, and it feels that the time is right to acknowledge this and allow the business to move on its new pathway.

Jogaflows yoga will always remain and continue to grow, but the holistic side of the studio needs to be part of that identity and my dream to create a space for women to come and feel safe, calm and at peace falls within the name of Sanctuary Within.

This is our opportunity to work together spiritually. To help connect you to more than just the physical and encourage you to embrace the possibilities that opening your mind to a holistic lifestyle can bring.

I have always had a connection to so much more than what a lot of us choose to see day to day. In committing to holistic therapy, I have discovered a world of endless possibility and the opportunity to initiate healing on a much deeper level. I was initially unprepared for the need that everyone felt for something outside of the

norm that would feed their souls in a way that they had not experienced before. The world is so fast now and for many people, just trying to navigate life’s twists and turns has become unexpectedly difficult. We all need somewhere to be able to just stop. To breathe. To listen to the gentle whispers of our soul and feed our spirit with love, kindness and hope. To sit in an environment that encourages us to focus on ourselves and remind us that we are special and unique, and that with a little bit of time and positive energy, we can begin to enrich and enhance our lives in a way we only dreamed was possible.

Thanks to you all through Jogaflows we’ve created the foundations for the Sanctuary Within to become possible as a space to begin your journey, start to understand who you are and embrace what you need to navigate everyday life.

Self-love and acceptance begin by understanding that every element of your body, mind and soul require time, devotion and care. Taking those moments out just for you will begin to replenish you and give you deeper understanding of who you are and what you need. Holistic living is a way of truly connecting every element of you, and nourishing yourself in a way that will encourage peace, harmony and love.

I am so proud to introduce you to Sanctuary Within.

To welcome you to my place – A place of peace, of growth, of self-discovery and of inner love.

Every journey starts with a single step. Is it time to take yours?

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