Born and raised in Austria, Jo Svendblad was a gymnast, cross country runner and avid horseback rider from an early age. When she moved to the United States as a teenager, she continued to explore her active lifestyle through food creations, and eventually falling in love with the practice of Yoga.
A successful Stevie Award-winning human resources executive and professional coach, Jo has traveled throughout Europe, Central, South America and Thailand, experiencing different ways of life and amazing people along the way. Passionate about healthy living and her philosophy of “cooking for life”, her approach to food honors the need for introspection while improving overall health and fostering a sense of community.
Jo is certified in the Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow tradition and currently studies Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea. She is a devoted Yogini, and imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being through her teaching and food creations.
Jo views the art of food creation as a path to self-exploration, an elevation of human consciousness, and a much-needed counterbalance to the stresses of modern life.