Nourish and nurture your divine, beautiful self!
Everything I create honours the ancient Indian tradition of mantra, yoga and Ayurveda. As a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and professional musician, I am deeply inspired by this path because it has healed me of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. My devotion brings a richness and sacred energy to my music, teaching, cooking and Ayurvedic therapies to help you nurture your divine beautiful self.
Enjoy my offerings with blessings and love x Jo
Beginners Harmonium Program For Yoga Teachers & Students
6 Weeks | 6 Private Sessions On Zoom | Music Charts & Knowledge Sheets
You will be able to play the harmonium right from the first lesson and experience the beautiful resonance of sacred mantra.
Even if …you’ve never played an instrument before and you are afraid of your own voice!
Namaste! I’m Jo, a sacred music artist and teacher.I began my spiritual journey in India in 2006 and since 2011 have been teaching harmonium, mantra chanting and singing to complete beginners and students of intermediate level.
Over the years I’ve designed a successful technique with unique music charts that help even the most ‘unmusical’ student learn to play and advance themselves with confidence. I have inspired accomplished singers to accompany themselves and learn the more challenging ragas and songs.Students have introduced mantra into their yoga classes with success and gratitude to this ancient practice. It’s a wonderful journey of music to touch your heart, help you grow personally, professionally and spiritually.
There are thousands of beautiful mantras, but I’ve chosen ones I’ve been initiated in following the ancient Vedic tradition as well as songs I’ve written and recorded on my Cafe Mantra Music albums. My repertoire has expanded to Carnatic classical songs as I continue to study and practice.
“Learning harmonium with Jo is one of the most soul nourishing experiences I’ve had in long time” Libby Perkins, Yoga Teacher, Byron Bay
"Jo's teaching style is very gentle and patient. Her passion for teaching sacred music inspires me to learn and fosters a sense of self confidence. I have gained a greater depth to my personal spiritual growth and feel uplifted, joyful and inspired in my everyday life. It has truly been life changing" Jayne, Yogi, Camden Haven
“I’ve had the best experience ever learning the harmonium and chanting. Thank you Jo, I’m still buzzing!” Barbie Cawthorn, Surfers Paradise
About The Course
You Will Learn:
What Harmonium Do I Buy?
If you don’t have a harmonium, I can advise what instrument is best for you and where you can buy one.
I’ve been singing all my life in jazz and cabaret styles, but my true musical heart was untouched until I went to India.I fell in love with the healing sounds, exotic instruments and classical ragas that touched my heart and inspired me to record a range of albums for yoga, relaxation and meditation.Since India, I have recorded 10 albums under my brand Cafe Mantra and continue to record new music as divine inspiration comes forth.
My song ‘Himalaya’ won the 2015 NCEIA Dolphin Music Award for best song in the adult contemporary category which tells of my spiritual journey.
Sacred music and chanting has given me profound peace, healing and happiness and it's my wish to share this magic with you.
With deep gratitude, I acknowledge and honour my teachers:
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, my beloved spiritual master. Art Of Living India.
Sri Srinivas R & Sri Shalini Srinavas, Carnatic Classical Music Syllabus, Art Of Living India.
Lila Kirtana, Kirtan teacher, Byron Yoga Centre & Murwillumbah ISCON
Sri Param Eswaran, The Ten Wisdom Goddess Mantras, Malaysia
Meneke Thomas, Vocal Teacher, Brisbane
Love It! Beautiful, spiritual and tranquil music to practice yoga to or just chill out.
I feel like my entire being received the most phenomenal tune up. It was a full body experience to meditate, listen and chant with Jo.
I love the way Jo explains of the science and health benefits behind Ayurvedic nutrition. And her recipes are delicious!
Award Winning Singer Songwriter, Professional Musician, Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I'm an award winning songwriter, professional musician, teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I've been singing all my life, but my true musical heart was untouched until I went to India. I fell in love with the healing sounds, exotic instruments and classical ragas that touched my heart and inspired me to record a range of albums for yoga and meditation.
While in India, I also discovered the healing science of Ayurveda and later studied with Dr. S. Ajit, AIAS. This set me on the path to healing myself of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
I've recorded ten albums under my brand Cafe Mantra, authored my first Ayurvedic cookbook and teach harmonium, chanting and Indian classical singing.
I travel Australia and abroad to yoga festivals, yoga retreats and conscious music events to share the sound of spirit and the sacred science of mantra and Ayurveda. When I'm not travelling, I teach and consult at my home in West Haven, Mid North Coast NSW.