The Conventional Bit: Jambo the Practitioner
Jambo's yoga journey began at the age of 14 years when he started a chanting and meditation practise. His asana practise began at the age of 17. His first glimpses of the Western approach to Complementary Medicine was not a surprise because he grew up within a household that used acupuncture, nutrition and herbalism. At the age of 18 Jambo developed his FIRST dose of sciatica and a dislocated shoulder. At this age he was guided by one of his mentors to get off his backside and return to education. Reluctantly he signed up for a Reflexology course. After a couple of weeks of enjoying recovering regular 'foot massage' he reached out for help with sciatica. After 2 weeks of combining Reflexology, Reiki, Meditation & Yoga he realised the benefits of Complementary Therapies and decided to sign up for a years worth of part time therapy programs. On enrolment he was convinced to sign up for a degree program in Integrated Health: Complementary Medicine.
• BSc(hons) Complementary Medicine
• PG Cert Ayurveda
• Dip Clinical Acupuncture
• Applied Kinesiology
• Myofacial Meridians (Apprentice of Brian Campbell)
• Classical East-Asian Medicine & Korean Hand Therapy (Apprentice Jong Baik)
Since completing his degree he has been heavily involved in bringing Complementary and Allopathic Medicine closer together. He has been doing this as a Symptom Management Specialist for:
He has set up Jambo Yoga, a community that uses its profits to run a scholarship program enabling ex-service users of a range of government funded services to sustain their recovery from addiction, trauma, eating disorders and chronic pain.
He has also helped to set up The Yoga Station, a charity who's profit contributes towards the sustainability of a community garden, where members from the fringes of society can garden together.
He is an educational advisor to Yoga Therapies Teacher Training program and clinical lead for Well-Being & Complexities Studies on behalf of University Cape Town & Northumbria.
Jambo is a Forrest Yoga Guardian, travelling assistant to Ana Forrest and in house researcher. He has taken a pledge to maintain the integrity of the teachings of Forrest Yoga.