Your SHEro's Journey

Your SHEro’s Journey Podcast, the place where you’ll learn how to connect more deeply with the rhythms of life, so that you can reclaim your power and your rightful place in the world as the wild, mysterious, and deeply connected women that you are. Join me as I guide you deeper on your own Journey back home to yourself, one where you can trust your deep inner knowing, and learn the tools to help you on your path.
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Sep 27, 2015

Welcome! My guest today is Jo De Rosa. Jo shares how she battled addiction for decades until yoga and meditation literally saved her life.

She has recently celebrated 1000 days of sobriety!

She has lived in Thailand and the UK, running a clothing and jewellery shop, a yoga studio, and a retreat centre. Her business, Inner Guidance, offers coaching, workshops, and retreats focusing on emotional and spiritual healing, nutrition, and visioning for the future.

Join me for an inspiring conversation with Jo!

Jo candidly shares about the excesses of her adult life, until yoga and meditation showed her a better path. Even in the midst of the addiction pattern, she felt a calling to search for something else for her life. When she attended her first yoga class, it was an “epiphany” moment—exactly what she was searching for to change her life forever!

In this episode, Jo discusses:

  • How yoga eventually led to soul-satisfying meditation in her life, and how you can start small and incorporate this practice into your life

  • How she overcame the power struggle between the “old Jo” and the “new Jo” she wanted to become 

  • How family and friends responded to the extreme changes she made in her life—some were supportive and some were not

  • Jo keeps the faith in herself by acknowledging that her inner peace comes from her meditation

  • Hear the miraculous story of how Jo and her husband came to own a 16th-century property that has become the Inner Guidance Retreat Centre

  • How Jo does NOT regret any of her life experiences: “I had to go through what I did to be where I am right now!”


Biggest Learning:

Trusting herself, trusting the process. Trusting that everything is happening for a reason. It has to happen this way for you to be your full potential, so that you can shine in the world.

Say YES and mean it.

Do things because you say 'YES' to them, not because you 'should' do them.

Favourite Quote:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi 


Theme Song:

Brainwave Music System- Dr Jeffrey Thompson

SuperShero Name:

The Quantum Mind-Setter


About Jo:

Jo offers coaching, workshops and retreats where students can fully immerse themselves into their practice, and most importantly, learn how to take the information home with them and integrate it into their daily lives.

Yoga is a complete lifestyle and Jo teaches not only the physical postures, but also nutrition, visioning for the future and meditation. This enables you to feel balanced mentally and emotionally, as well as physically.

Jo teaches yoga in the Iyengar style and spent one year in training with her first teacher Suzie in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Jo has spent much time in India and completed the Sivananda one month intensive training in Neyyer Dam, Trivandrum. Here she stayed in the ashram for one month living and breathing yoga before heading from the southern tip of India to the Himalayas where she met and studied with Sharat Arora.

It was at this time that Jo also became involved with the Tibetan Buddhist movement in Dharamsala.

In 2006 Jo took refuge with HH Karmapa which is a great honour, and was given the Tibetan name ‘Karma Choekyi’, which means ‘happy teacher’.

The Karmapa is head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and although this is a different lineage to HH Dalai Lama, it is now public knowledge that HH Karmapa will succeed HH Dalai Lama as leader of Tibet.


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Interview Links And Resources:

Jo's Website