Greek: breath, the vital spirit, soul, creative force


with Joanne Avison and Ana Barretxeguren

A high quality, in-person event with two first-class teachers translating fascia theory into learned experience - don't miss this rare opportunity!



Jo Avison and Ana Barretxeguren joint photo


Whatever your age or stage of fitness, whatever your preferred movement modality, the mystery of your own fascia comes to life as your unique expression of pneuma.

With their profound knowledge of the fascial matrix, Jo and Ana will bring fascia theory to life, exploring the tissue of the in-between with you. From embryo to elder, every one of us negotiates and organises visible and invisible forces through our form. How do we do that? What animates us? How do we express the being through the body?

In 21st century anatomy, as we began to appreciate the fascia matrix, we recognise how the being and the body were segregated historically and treated as if they were separate. Many movement practices are based on classical biomechanics and challenge the body to perform in particular ways designed to achieve results. In this workshop, we will explore the subtle interface of our sensory nature and sacred awareness of who we are.

Spend a day exploring the movement of your own inner awareness. Through simple breath and movement practices, we will cultivate listening, connection, belonging and collective presence. Through impulses, rhythms and resonance we will honour the tissue and the unique way each one of us self-regulates. Gradually we will discover more fluency in our own body language and access the benefits long after this magical day together.


What you can expect to gain from this day:

    • Bring fascia theory to life through gentle movement, breath, and self-release techniques and appreciate the nature of the inner tissue interface.
    • Collectively experiencing the emergent properties of fascia, expanding your sense of breath and presence as a powerful resource.
    • Transform your teaching and natural motion with new practical tools to take away and integrate with any modality.
    • Connect in practice and dialogue with an open-hearted group of movement and bodywork practitioners.

Whether or not you teach movement or do manual therapy, this exploration of proprioceptive awareness (from the inside out) will bring the context of PNEUMA into your life and work - through the lens of our natural interoception.

It compels us to deepen our awareness of time - in present time - and harness powerful insights into how the bodies systems interrelate. Besides clear theory, the day is designed to anchor the expression of our inner messaging system into intelligent practice.

You will leave the course with a deeper understanding of fascia in the motions of everyday life.


Please note that this day will not be recorded or screened online; in-person attendance only.


Venue: Location & Travel | museum (  The Musical Museum, Kew, London, UK.  Other parking:

Travel Lodge (Public Pay & Display)
This car park is operated by Horizon Parking on behalf of Travelodge. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Parking charges: £8 per 24 hours for guests. Pay and display machine, via QR Code, phone, Horizon website or Horizon parking app.

Brentford Waterside Multi-Storey Car Park
Monday – Friday; Hourly Rate: £2.00; 24 Hours: £10.00


Date: Friday 14 July 2023

Time: 09.00 – 18.00 UK time



9.00 - Doors open, welcome drink

9.30 - 12.30 Morning session (there will be a 20-minute break)

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14:00 - 17.00 Afternoon session (there will be a 20-minute break)

17.00 - Closing words. Drinks. Time allowed to ready ourselves for the outside world.


Please bring:

A yoga mat, wear comfortable clothes and layer up. It may be a good idea to bring a light blanket.

Bring your own lunch. (There are local places to buy food including a small Sainsburys, a Costa Coffee & a station café all about a 5-10 minute walk).  Lunch may be eaten indoors or by the River Thames, opposite the venue.

A water bottle is suggested for ease of use during the practical sessions.

Refreshments will be supplied in the breaks.  There is a small café on the premises.

During our day together, you'll be provided with a set of Moving Fascia® SOFT Balls to enrich our movement exploration. These gentle and nurturing balls facilitate sensory engagement, gently guiding us towards a deeper connection with our breath.

The Moving Fascia® SOFT Balls not only serve as a valuable tool for our session but can also become an ongoing source of support and self-care. Our intention is to provide you with the opportunity to seamlessly integrate this transformative experience into your daily life.

If you feel a profound connection with the balls and wish to continue your explorations at home, we are delighted to offer you an exclusive discount on the day. This allows you to acquire your own personal set, embarking on a continued journey of self-discovery and well-being.




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.



Ana Barretxeguren is a movement educator, Pilates teacher and myofascial release practitioner. Her work explores the expansive and fluid quality of the body. Her own struggle with catamenial pneumothorax, a rare condition where a woman experiences repetitive lung collapses, leads Ana to a continued enquiry of fascia, focused on the visceral space and its connections to breath and movement.

Through self-enquiry, her passion for anatomy and her extensive work helping people recover from injury, Ana has created Moving Fascia ®, an embodied anatomy course that explores the fascial architecture through theory, embodiment, self-release and movement techniques. She runs courses and workshops online and in person from Brighton and London.

She has studied Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute and researches anatomy through human dissection. She has over 500 hours of dissection lab research and is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences at the University of

Ana mentored for Polestar Pilates before founding Evolve Movement Education in 2013. She runs a comprehensive Pilates teacher training from Brighton Pilates Studio, her Pilates and health centre in Brighton.

Ana Barretxeguren

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Kew, London

Full day event

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