Saturday 16th January 2021: The Fascial Heart online event brings together three leaders in their field:
Featuring our presenters:
Gil Hedley Ph.D, Joanne Avison MSS, CMED, C-IAYT, Michael Shea Ph.D
The aspects of the heart covered in this event are myriad, from anatomy to self-assembly, from the felt sense to heart motion, from embryology to the macro and the micro..... let us take you on the ultimate exploration of this most subtle of organs...
Our tickets are sure to go quickly! Early Bird prices are £35, valid until the 4th January, and thereafter £45. For this, you will have access to these three quality presentations spread over 6 hours, 15:00 – 21:00 (UK time). This includes a further three weeks of online access, so if you miss the actual day, you can still catch all the presentations.
Joanne Avison MSS, CMED, C-IAYT
Lecture title: The Heart of the Matter of Being Us
In this presentation, we will consider the heart-centred nature of our self-assembly and how this correlates with ancient wisdom and modern fascia science.
At the heart of the matter of being us, physically and psychosomatically, is that we self-assembled according to a pattern. While the general (as in genetic) pattern is species-specific, paradoxically, what makes us, all the same, is that every one of us is unique. Each one of us animated our (own) form into form according to our movement patterns and individual expressions of that genetic code, in a unique kinematic dance in space and time. Fascia is the organ of organisation; expressing our unique architecture as our archetypal morphology. As creatures essentially formed in soft matter, that architecture self-assembles according to the geometry, kinematics and genetic frequencies of living humans, being. That is distinct from the classical anatomical and biomechanical systems based on hard matter physics that we have relied upon historically to explain human motion. Recent research into the fascial matrix suggests that this fundamental and ubiquitous fabric is also the largest sensory organ of the body and responsible for our proprioception and haptic awareness. Essentially meaning “one’s own self-perception” this indicates that we are both self-assembling and self-aware on a multi-sensory and multi-dimensional basis.
We might see the heart as the conductor, orchestrating our inner and outer movements with both visible and invisible forces of life; from anatomy to archetypal patterns. At the macro- or micro-level, from muscles to molecules, our physical forms are shaped by (and in) the fascial matrix; morphologically unique to each one of us.
Joanne Avison is an author, advanced Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Structural Integration practitioner/teacher; she also has a master’s degree in Spiritual Sciences. Joanne’s fascination with fascia and human architecture led to membership of the Biotensegrity Interest Group, which pioneers how Biotensegrity distinguishes living movement and form. Joanne is passionate about the New Science of Body Architecture; the geometry of form and consciousness in animated beings. Her work includes writing the book Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement (Handspring, 2015) and presenting her ABC (Anatomy Basic Course) series worldwide, simplifying how fascia and Biotensegrity make sense of 21st-century anatomy for manual and movement professionals of all disciplines. Biotensegrity is complex, yet it is also the keystone to natural motion and self-organized structure. Joanne’s presentations weave the missing links between fascial anatomy and human health and performance, based in natural, biomotional integrity. www.joanneavison.com
Terms and Conditions:
All videos will be recorded and available to watch three weeks after the event. In the case of cancellation of this event, all payments will be refunded to the attendees. Should an attendee wish to cancel, we will not refund but will allow the transfer of the ticket to another name. Please email us with the full name and email address of the replacement. This exchange can only be offered until one week prior to the event, not thereafter.