Tēnā koutou katoa, haere mai, nau mai
Jo Vernon is a reflexologist, massage therapist, yoga teacher and educator, she is a passionate advocate for women’s well-being.
She is an intuitive healer, utilising tools of yoga, massage, 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 of the healing arts, she also loves weaving, pottery, and gardening, she has been a yoga practitioner for nearly twenty years and a teacher for fifteen years. Jo has been the course coordinator for Yoga Education in Prisons Trust Yoga Correspondence Courses since 2015, you can find out more about our mahi here. She lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
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
*Diploma Remedial Massage 2023 (Currently completing last paper of Dip July 2023)
*Certificate Cupping Therapy 2023
*Diploma Wellness and Relaxation Massage 2020
*Diploma of Reflexology 2021
*Certificate of Reflexology 2015
*Certificate Indian Head Massage 2020
*Certificate Auyrvedic Foot Massage 2018
*Certificate Yoga Teaching 350 hours 2016
*Yogic Studies 1-3 over 1000 hours 2009-2014
*Certificate Kids Yoga 2008
*Certificate Pregnancy Yoga 2011
*Certificate Restorative Yoga 2017
*Reiki first & second degree 2018
*Aura Soma Levels 1 & 2 2014 -2015