25 episodes

For 20 years I was a chocolatier; working in the magic and mystery of the liquid crystal medium we call “chocolate”. Then I became a yoga teacher and manual therapist, specialising in soft tissue (fascia), learning (for the next 20 years) that we have an inner matrix that is also a liquid crystal medium. As a storyteller, full of wonder and curiosity about how this magical, living architecture of each unique human form works, I was fascinated to write “YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement”. I learned we each express our own matrix our own way; archetypally. It led me via many scientists, researchers, clients and curious fellow beings, to presenting around the world from the leading edge of this fascinating field. How do fascia and biotensegrity (the geometry of our form) help us to move better, feel better and enjoy more? I will be talking to some of those experts and sharing some experiences from the thousands of movement and manual sessions I have done and hours I have spent in the anatomy laboratory; exploring how fascia (our self-assembled inner matrix) reveals its secrets. We don’t always know the code, but since the magic is sometimes in the mystery, the stories help us to better understand pain (to remove it) and performance (to improve it), in our own unique (and archetypal) ways.

Pain Removed Performance Improve‪d‬ Joanne Avison

    • Fitness

For 20 years I was a chocolatier; working in the magic and mystery of the liquid crystal medium we call “chocolate”. Then I became a yoga teacher and manual therapist, specialising in soft tissue (fascia), learning (for the next 20 years) that we have an inner matrix that is also a liquid crystal medium. As a storyteller, full of wonder and curiosity about how this magical, living architecture of each unique human form works, I was fascinated to write “YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement”. I learned we each express our own matrix our own way; archetypally. It led me via many scientists, researchers, clients and curious fellow beings, to presenting around the world from the leading edge of this fascinating field. How do fascia and biotensegrity (the geometry of our form) help us to move better, feel better and enjoy more? I will be talking to some of those experts and sharing some experiences from the thousands of movement and manual sessions I have done and hours I have spent in the anatomy laboratory; exploring how fascia (our self-assembled inner matrix) reveals its secrets. We don’t always know the code, but since the magic is sometimes in the mystery, the stories help us to better understand pain (to remove it) and performance (to improve it), in our own unique (and archetypal) ways.

    Light and Night with Shane from Costa Rica

    Light and Night with Shane from Costa Rica

    It is such a pleasure to talk to Shane about how our understanding of Light can be so closely related to Pain (sustained or removed) and Performance (strained or improved)! It is wonderful to hear his take on the body and its natural "Wisdom Drives" and...

    • 50 min
    Enough Already

    Enough Already

    I was asked what my "word of the year" would be - and it brought up other people stating theirs... Especially in terms of Pain Removed and Performance Improved. (Like the pain of comparison and "is my performance good enough?") After a lot of thought...

    • 32 min
    Jaap van der Wal

    Jaap van der Wal

    Jaap van der Wal is my friend and mentor and it is such a delight to talk with him about the Embryo. I do sound like an excited child...but truth is, I felt a bit like one. We were all embryos once...right? This episode guides us to really deeply...

    • 57 min
    New Year 2021

    New Year 2021

    This is to say, Happy New Year to you and let you know why I am so excited about The Fascial Heart on January 16th 2021 hosted by The Fascia Hub. Learning, for me, is a heart-centred experience. I know I always remember things better if I enjoyed...

    • 12 min
    2020 What is Performance in this new depth of field

    2020 What is Performance in this new depth of field

    A podcast to send well wishes at the end of 2020, with love. Looking forward to being back with you in the New Year after our Christmas break. Sending blessings and warmest heartfelt wishes to each of you for the best possible in these unprecedented...

    • 17 min
    Spirals and Chirals

    Spirals and Chirals

    Spirals are an important theme in body structure; they often get ignored - yet they are so essential to movement and energy capacity. Today's episode pays due respect to my dear friend and colleague Karen Kirkness, who appreciates spiral structure in...

    • 17 min