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Jo Formosa is an Ayurvedic expert… and the life force of Ayurveda 360
At the heart and soul of Ayurveda 360 is Jo Formosa, a woman who has forged a new path in regards to the provision of Ayurvedic medicine in Australia and across the globe.
And in the Beginning…
For Jo, it started with being an Olympic hopeful. Jo had trained many years and while she endured her fair share of sport’s injuries, representing Australia at the Olympics was within reach. Then, a serious back injury shattered Jo’s Olympic dreams, and changed the plot of her life entirely. Jo quickly realised that acupuncture brought her faster relief and recovery times than more traditional physical rehab. While the results were not enough to reopen the road to an Olympic medal, they did become the reason Jo began to study natural medicine.
Jo’s newly renovated clinic, Back2Health, is the full expression of her personal journey into natural medicine. Over time, Jo became a fluent practitioner in a number of different traditions, such as Chinese Medicine, Remedial Massage, and Neuro-Strategies, before primarily specialising in Ayurveda. As a witness to the powerful health benefits of all these modalities, it was Jo’s vision to preserve these traditions by offering them in a clinical setting, alongside Ayurveda, in order to provide clients with maximum options to regain their best health
After listening to an Ayurvedic doctor at a conference speak about how the Science of Ayurveda can help people become disease free and live longer, happier lives, Jo asked him to become one of her gurus, along with Dr Smita and Dr Ajit. Like many “western” students of Ayurveda, Jo found creative ways of combining her own history, passions, and experience with older Ayurvedic teachings.
Jo noticed that if an athlete got stuck in their physical program, medals were lost. Likewise, if an athlete got stuck in the mental program they were running, they also fell short. So, Jo ventured to America to receive the highest-level training in the field of Neuro-Strategies, which gave her specific tools on how to rapidly solve the difficult problems athletes and others were suffering from.
Coming around full circle, it was, in fact, Jo’s extensive training in these various modalities that eventually brought her to the Olympics, this time to treat Olympic team members, taking a crucial role in helping Australia win medals, perhaps more than if her back was never injured.
In her clinic and elsewhere, Jo is best known for helping interstate and international clients with the most challenging health conditions, such as cancer, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune problems, children and baby health, and developmental issues, among others.
With Jo’s depth of clinical experience, commitment, and passion for helping people feel their best, she is a leader in Ayurvedic health and education on Australia, and by humble example motives others to use Ayurveda and integrative medicine to in turn touch as many lives as possible.