Joanne Avison, MSS, KMI, CTK, C-IAYT, E-RYT500
Hi! I'm Joanne Sarah
When I was 40, I had to completely re-invent myself, when my career as a chocolatier abruptly ended. I was already an established yoga teacher and became a manual practitioner, passionate about “pain removed, performance improved” and making a difference to people. I studied anatomy and archetypes and learned to “speak fluent fascia” and “fluent archetypes”. I discovered some fabulous secrets about the grace and mystery of our moving matrix. Writing, illustrating and a deep fascination with humans being, inspired me.
Within the last 10 years, I began to work with a Wisdom School and discovered, to my delight, that the fascia plays an integral role in Spiritual Science, just as it does in anatomy science. I began to bridge the two worlds and see the “interstitium” as the interface of our architecture where Spirit animates us. Our unique expression, our Soul Essence, forms the patterns of the matter each one of us moves around in; expressing the soul as we are.
“What makes us all the same, is that we are all unique”
Curiously, everyone has their own movement signature and body dialect and we each have our own posture profile, fascia type and inner 12-team of archetypes! Together they form our energy matrix! By consciously unifying them, whatever modality you work in, you have coherence and congruency in all you do!
It is delightful!! It’s a skill you can learn and a gift you can share, to serve others better.
I now appreciate more than ever how important it is to meet and match our clients’ unique expression – and know our own! You have to take care of yourself first! Teaching about archetypal patterns of the being and the body matrix, this kind of feedback moves me every time:
“I can see so much more clearly what to do next to make a bigger difference to my clients – without compromising myself”
If you teach movement, of any stripe, you have a special gift to share, and a unique style. Without compromising your self-expression or your clients’, you can transform your confidence, your clients, and your classes – safely and superbly. Learning to speak fascia, you can unlock the language of the living body – and the signature-style of the one who animates it! Learning to speak archetypes, transforms the signature!
YOGA Fascia, Anatomy and Movement is now in its 2nd Edition and a new series of books (super accessible and illustrated for general readership) is in progress.
I love animating the science and the mystery so everyone can move better!
Come and join us, the more the magicaler!
In grace and gratitude,
Joanne is an international teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners in a variety of fields. She is a professional Structural Integration practitioner, member of IASI (International Association of Structural Integrators) and certified teacher (KMI, Anatomy Trains 1998-2005: Tom Myers’ school) and Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, London, UK. The school registration (2006 onwards) qualified as an RYS-500, with Yoga Alliance (US), European Yoga Alliance and Indian Federation of Yoga. As an advanced Yoga Practitioner and Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT (Certified by International Association of Yoga Therapists), Joanne appreciates the art, craft and science of yoga and body architecture. After her master’s degree, Joanne is now completing her Doctorate in Spiritual Sciences. This has deepened her understanding of Surat Shabd Yoga and the philosophy behind it, that relates closely to how the physical body integrates and animates form. For Joanne the study of philosophy and anatomy are not necessarily separate, which is a unique approach to integrated practice.
Joanne is also trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, continuously working in A.R.T. (Autoimmune Response Testing) and F.S.M. (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) to further her studies in complementary health and complementary medicine. She is a graduate of the CMED Institute, USA. Surat Shabd Yoga is the study of the sound current and consciousness, an interest sparked since Joanne was 16 years old, learning Transcendental Meditation (TM™). As an initiate and ordained minister, Joanne appreciates deeply the resonance field(s) the body animates as a soul, in a living form.
As a Member of the Biotensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.) since 2012, Joanne became fascinated by the application of Living Tensegrity principles to the understanding of the human blueprint - especially in motion. This has profound links with the ancient philosophies of yoga and sound, through the Sacred Geometry of the fascia matrix. Its impact structure, organisation in motion and human resonance is profound. Her writing and workshops are devoted to making this emerging context for human movement applicable and clearly understood through archetypal patterns of the body and being.
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