Jo took up Yoga after injury and became a teacher of Vanda
Scaravelli's approach to movement and “Awakening the Spine” (VS book). 1n
1998 Jo met Tom Myers and became one of his early teachers at KMI and pioneered
the application of Anatomy Trains to movement practitioners as an independent
programme; first bringing it to the UK in 2004. Her studies included
Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Human Dissection and a variety of courses in deepening
her work in moving, living anatomy, which she taught all over the world.
In 2006 Jo and Alex Filmer Lorch founded a Yoga Teacher Training
(YTT) programme awarding worldwide accreditation for 200 and 500 hour
qualifications. The 2-year Diploma in the Art of Contemporary Yoga & the
Science of Body Architecture was first awarded in London and Tuebingen. It
continues to offer qualifications in Yoga, now with extended Structural Anatomy.
As Director of the school, Jo is currently developing the course to include ASA
1 and ASA 2 (Applied Structural Anatomy) as a distinct part of the YTT. This
will enable other Yoga teachers, graduated from different courses, to undertake
the ASA training [separately] as an extension of their own Yoga practitioner
training. This is the first school in the UK to facilitate this new ASA course
and develop Yoga as an accepted accreditation at such a high level of anatomy.
Those graduating will be able to use Yoga appropriately in their repertoire of
rehabilitation and remedial work - as well as in improving performance for
high-end athletes and movement specialists.
Jo has spent recent years working with Robert Schleip and is a
licensed Fascial Fitness teacher. After years of human dissection and her long
fascination with moving structure and applying anatomy, through
experience, - she has developed a series of talks and roadshows with Nicola
Brooks at BPD. Together they will be taking the Anatomy Roadshows to you, all
around the UK and doing live webinar tasters in between. Jo insists on teaching
in plain English and working in the practical, as well as the theoretical
understanding of structural anatomy and fascia. “Everyone is unique and
their soft skeleton tells their story - writ large in the dialect of their
connective tissue body. We are interpreters, facilitators, translators in the
art of movement and living, breathing, animated architecture - if we can learn
to see and sense it accurately. First we have to understand how it works in
ourselves - then we can see it in others and learn their movement signature.
Yoga is a beautiful way to find a common, neutral body language that can be
translated for each person individually to deepen their relationship with their
own way of being” Jo's mantra is “activate, animate, illuminate” and
her love of people and how they ignite their own vitality is the foundation of
Coming up in the UK and online...
Talkshow: Episode 1 - Some History of Anatomy's Missing Link
8 February 2012 @ 8pm
GMT ~ LIVE Online webinar
Talkshow: Episode 2 - Fascia Revealed
7 March 2012 @ 8pm
GMT ~ LIVE Online webinar
17 March 2012 ~ London