Anatomy Webinar with Karen K and Jo Avison - Foot to the Floor: 23rd Oct 16:00 - 17:30


Anatomy is the arena of human movement. Learning more about the shape, constraints, and development of your body holds boundless benefits for personal practice and your offering as a movement teacher.


About Jo

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. 

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.

Her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Sciences has deepened her understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it, that relates closely to how the physical body integrates and animates form. 

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 also a graduate of the CMED Institute, USA. After over 20 years of manual and movement practice, she appreciates deeply the resonance field(s) the body animates as a living form.



About Karen

Karen Kirkness, MFA & MSc Human Anatomy, is a passionate yoga practitioner with 20+ years experience. Her teaching is informed by early influences of endurance sports and subsequent interest in healing. She weaves threads of theory, creativity, and self-care into her lively, fascia-aware discussions around anatomy for yoga. Her PhD research at Hull York Medical School revolves around anatomy pedagogy.

Join Karen in exploring the boundaries of the self through the lens of anatomy.

Originally an Ashtangi, Karen has made many trips to Mysore since she first studied with Pattabhi Jois in 2003. Her style incorporates power, precision, and fascination with all things nonlinear. She is now an E-RYT 500, YACEP & Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. Karen founded Meadowlark Yoga pre-2010 and since then has embraced an inter-lineage approach to yoga. Community building and empowerment through personal growth inspire her continued commitment to yoga and its critical discourse. Karen lives with her husband Simon and their two toddlers in the Scottish Borders.


Body geometry

The study of shape illuminates the natural principles underlying biologic structure. Bring basic concepts of triangulation into your alignment cues as a yoga teacher.


Our understanding of anatomy is informed by an appreciation of how it got to be the way it is through embryonic development. Study the embryo and see the how and why arising before your eyes!

Applied anatomy

Get hands-on and use colour to augment your learning process. Together we make anatomy practical by developing awareness of surface landmarks and applying theory directly to your teaching practice. 


Take a look inside and see for yourself the elegant organisation of the human body as we shine the light of discovery on all the regions of interest that keep you up at night wondering!



Posturology is how we explore the study of postural anatomy through personal experience. We hold space for exploring posture, making models, painting with colour, and using 3D software to bring the anatomy to life in vivid experience. Innovative teaching and learning techniques form robust connections and make lasting impressions with inspiring outcomes for teaching and practice.

Guided tours

2 dimensional images and text can only get you so far in your journey toward understanding 3 dimensional subjects. Join us for guided tours of the virtual cadaver using 3D anatomical software. 


Level up your anatomy

Whether you're a beginner looking to get a handle on the basics or an anatomy expert curious about nonlinearity and its implications for movement, here you'll find a micro or full-length course to suit your interest level.



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