Tēnā koutou katoa, haere mai, nau mai
Jo Vernon is a healer, reflexologist, yoga teacher and educator, she is a passionate advocate for women’s well-being.
She is an intuitive healer, utilising tools of yoga, ayurveda, reiki, energy healing, reflexology and traditional Māori healing in her work.
Of Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Mahaanga-Hourua, Pākehā and Tongan descent, she is a mama of two, a life long student currently studying Te Reo Māori, she also loves weaving, pottery, and gardening, she has been a yoga practitioner for nearly twenty years and a teacher for ten years. She lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Jo works with Yoga Education In Prisons Trust as course coordinator and mentor for their yoga in prisons courses. “Mentoring incarcerated men and women through the courses is incredibly rewarding, humbling and inspiring”.
She believes that our bodies are self healing, that the healers role is to support and calm the nervous system, to recognise where there is holding in the body, to help release that holding, and to facilitate the release of energetic blocks to allow the free flow of prana/mauri/life force energy throughout the body.
In Jo’s experience, what heals is a compassionate whole body/mind approach that cares for and addresses all aspects of ourselves.
Te Taha Tinana (Physical Wellbeing) – Te Taha Hinengaro (Intellectual Wellbeing) – Te Taha Wairua (Spiritual Wellbeing) – Te Taha Whānau (Social Wellbeing).
We are not a set of symptoms, we are whole beings. Traditional healing supports and nurtures all aspects of the self, working in this way, we can find true well-being, contentment and happiness.
He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people