Hi, my name is Jo Maria Vernon
I’m a Yoga teacher, Reflexologist, and Sole Healer.
I work with women (my yoga classes are unisex, but my fancy footwork is for women only), who are looking to bring more happiness, health and harmony into their lives, through the practices of Yoga, Reflexology, and Wahine Aura – Well-being for Women.
I am passionate about sharing these beautiful healing modalities with you, and supporting you to heal your body, mind and spirit from the inside out, to discover and reconnect to your true and authentic self.
Never before have we been so ‘busy’. Our bodies and minds are overloaded, leading to stress, dis-ease, dis-harmony and imbalance in our lives.
Many of you, I know, are overburdened, overtired and over it.
Peace, quietude, stillness and time to just be, seem to be hard things to come by these days.
I am committed to giving you a little of that back, time just for you. Time to connect with your self and your body through the practices of yoga, time to relax and rejuvenate with reflexology, and time to reconnect deeply with your soul with Wahine Aura.
I have been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 8 years. I am a certified yoga teacher, kids yoga teacher, and pregnancy yoga teacher. A certified reflexologist, and level two Aura-Soma practitioner.
I think the reason I became so interested in health and wellbeing is that I experienced a number of major illnesses in my life and spent until my early 30’s struggling to maintain good health. I’ve had hepatitis, tuberculosis, kidney disease, and a few more to boot.
Sometimes I wonder how I’m still here! and I have a good giggle when I have to fill out medical forms, I know some of you will relate.
There’s a few bits of me missing, but you know the body is a wonderous thing, it is self healing, and we can heal ourselves with a bit of help and support. Sure I can’t grow my kidney back (hmmm or can I?, I do believe in the power of positive thought), but I can be as healthy as I can be by taking good care of myself and keeping up the practice of good self care.
There’s no change without change, nothing is an overnight cure, there are no quick fixes, just slow and steady wins the race. But sometimes, we hit upon that magical blend of modalities, treatments, and mind/body healing techniques that take us from Woo Women to Wow Mama! And that is what I want for you.
Yoga healed me, it made my body strong and healthy, helped me to become mentally and emotionally resilient, able to walk the middle path, to have equilibrium and balance mentally, physically and spiritually.
Reflexology, well I could just wax lyrical for hours about this amazing healing system, it really works, and is a wonderful way to bring the body to a state of harmony and balance.
Wahine Aura utilizes tools from all three of my major areas of work and study, the yogic chakra and mudra systems, the powerful healing potential of colour, specific reflexology techniques, and the energy work of hands on healing.
These are the tools I used to heal myself, and continue to use, to keep myself well, happy and whole, and I look forward to sharing them with you.
Come to be nourished, for deep relaxation and peace.
Come for healing, for happiness, for balance and harmony.
I look forward to seeing you soon.