Anatomy for the 21st Century Fascia & Biotensegrity

Connecting the tissue of body, mind and being with

Joanne Avison

Author of YOGA , Fascia , Anatomy & Movement ( Handspring Publishing )

2-Day Seminar : Friday & Saturday , September 27 & 28 , 2019 1-9pm

This practical course will leave you clear as to how and why fascia is so important to you, personally, as a human being and professionally as a Yoga, Pilates or movement teacher.

Fascia is the fundamental fabric of your living, animated form.

When you understand the way it is organized, the essentials of its architecture , its connections and disconnections, you will be able to understand some of the mysteries of living bodies and guiding other bodies to help them move better.

This course is about 50% practical , with additional take-home information for reference and is designed for any type of movement teacher. Some people have a very scientific mind, others entirely practical, others more thoughtful and some are just curious about movement and love Yoga and Pilates for its versatility and range .

For many teaching movement is the result of resolving issues in their own lives or injuries they experienced and for many , studying anatomy can be the « boring base-line » that has to be crossed, to tick the « qualified box » .

What if it is thrilling and exciting because it changes the way you feel ? What if you could become so fascinated by what you already sense makes sense , that you discover what you are already doing has a body wisdom of its own ? What if that is the key ? This workshop is fun and practical and you will leave knowing a lot more about how you formed, how you feel your way in the world and why it matters…in your body’s language.

Fascia as the tensional network of connective tissues; the fabric of the human form. Research into fascia is revealing a whole new context for understanding the human body both at rest and in motion.

  • bridging the divide between the application of classical anatomy and real-life experiences of practicing and teaching movement.

  • examining recent research and the paradigm shift from the classical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system to the new perspective the fascia provides.“BioTensegrity is an emerging context for biomotional integrity. That is – how we move the way we do. Understanding the fascia and the fabric of our form is relatively meaningless, without the architectural organisation of that fabric, explaining how it permits movement and indeed manages the movement forces we move (that move us). We are formed under tension; pre-stressed or pre-stiffened – but what does that mean to us as movement teachers or manual therapists? What are the implications of tensional forces through the matrix of our living, animated form? The fascia is a force transmission system. BioTensegrity offers a very compelling paradigm that makes sense of its many structures and functions and multifaceted assets.“

Joanne Avison

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 and certified teacher ( KMI, Anatomy Trains 1998-2005 Tom Myers’ school ) and Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training, London, UK.

She has taught Anatomy , Biotensegrity and Fascia throughout the world and has been part of John Sharkey’s team teaching Human Dissection courses at Life & Science University of Dundee , Scotland .

As an advanced Yoga Practitioner and Certified Yoga Therapist, the art, craft and science of yoga and body architecture are something Joanne is very passionate about learning and teaching!

As a founding Member of the BioTensegrity Interest Group (B.I.G.), Joanne is fascinated by the application of BioTensegrity principles to the understanding of the human blueprint and natural biomotional organisation. Her writing and workshops are devoted to making this emerging context for human movement applicable and clearly understood.

Testimonials of participants who have attended this course :

« I felt such a deep sense of confirmation, that I am on the right track »

«  this class really built my confidence, I wasn’t expecting that from the anatomy classsroom »

« I was worried I wouldn’t understand, but Joanne makes the information so accessible,I feel wiser already »

« This class was so much fun- I want to teach anatomy now »

« Joanne makes this class simple and accessible , despite the complexity of the subject »

« I can see why understanding Fascia is so crucial to my teaching and learning »Thank goodness I did this »

2-Day Seminar- Friday & saturday 1-9pm


for reservation a 100€ non-refundable deposit is applicable

no reimbursement possible

this introduction workshop/ “Level 0” is a prerequisite to the full anatomy course starting end of November :

Anatomy of the 21st century : Fascia and Biotensegrity

a comprehensive course of Practical Anatomy with Joanne Avison & renowned clinical anatomist John Sharkey

-Fascia ground rules 

- Biotensegrity - the model that binds all the other modules 

- Sacred geometry & sacred feminine balance

- From Anatomy to Architecture

- From Biomechanics to Biotensegrity 

- From classical to contemporary connections 

- A new 21st century view of applied anatomy to living motion 

Anatomy Course ABC Basics in 4 parts :

Level 1 : Integrating and applying fascia & biotensegrity 

with Joanne Avison

Nov 30 & Dec 1 , 2019

Level 2 : Physics of soft matter , making sense of movement

with Joanne Avison

Feb 29 & Mar 1 , 2020

Level 3 : neuromuscular integration & medical exercise 

with Joanne Avison and John Sharkey

May 29 -31 , 2020

Level 4 : expanding the practice to include PEDIATRIC anatomy

with Joanne Avison and John Sharkey

Oct 2-4 , 2020

cost : 3250€ , early bird 2900€ if paid before September 15th

prerequisites : Level 0 introduction WS ( for those who have already taken this Introduction WS in Paris, Manchester or Athens

might start directly with Level I of the course november 30th )

Rebekah Rotstein

in Paris for 2 Specialized Workshops

June 15 & 16 , 2019


Buff Bones® Osteoporosis in Depth

Saturday June 15th , from 1 -8pm

1 in 3 women over the age of 50 and 1 in 5 men have low bone density with prediction of a fracture in his or her lifetime. Meanwhile, younger individuals are getting diagnosed with osteoporosis more frequently. This fundamentals workshop provides the scientific basis of understanding osteoporosis in a comprehensive yet accessible format.

  • Bone physiology and metabolism to understand normal versus excessive bone loss

    1. How osteoporosis is diagnosed and how to interpret a bone density report

    2. Risk factors and prevention methods

    3. Recent research findings about osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia

    4. The biomechanics of bone loading

    5. The importance of bone density versus bone quality

    6. Bone strengthening protocols and safe exercises for osteoporosis

    7. Balance and posture enhancement tools

    8. Myths versus realities of movement contraindications for bone loss 

    9. Psychological considerations for this population

    10. Up-to-date information on medication and nutrition guidelines

    11. Combining science and movement along with Rebekah’s personal experience as a patient, the workshop synthesizes lecture along with practical exercises to empower yourself and your clients. Enhance your critical thinking skills and expand your knowledge of functional anatomy in a fun and creative environment. You’ll walk away with a fresh outlook and techniques to implement immediately! (This workshop is separate from the Buff Bones® Instructor Training.)

Spiraling from the Arms:

Hanging, Hand Sequences and Backbends

Sunday June 16 , 12 -6:30pm

Many of us don’t leverage the spirals of the upper quarter -- aside from rotation of certain fingers in texting. This workshop explores the spirals and 3D movement within the structural elements of the trunk, arms and neck via the fascia as the great connector and the basis of tensegrity. Through useful weight-bearing hand sequences and hanging motions we can restore natural movement patterns and enhance motor control. Whether you or your clients are exceptionally stiff or hypermobile, you will experience increases in strength and mobility that also improve joint integrity and stability. Learn how these elements translate into backbends and better spinal motion, postural control and greater freedom in the body. Discover the secret to more fluid, integrated movement!

Note: Spiraling from the Arms is more challenging in the movements and not necessarily appropriate for those with osteoporosis. 

rates : 275€ for one WS , 450€ for both WS

no reimbursement possible

Rebekah Rotstein is a leader in the intersection of Pilates, bone health and movement education. She is the creator of the medically-endorsed Buff Bones® system, offered at Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute, and with live and online certification courses that have trained instructors in more than 30 countries. Based in New York City, she teaches and lectures throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has presented at numerous conferences.

Rebekah began her anatomy training in the sports medicine department of Smith College after chronic injuries ended her ballet career. She trained at the Kane School in New York City under the tutelage of Kelly Kane, where she later served as a Senior Expert Instructor and led coursework including Special Populations as part of the teacher training faculty. 

Her ongoing study of the body includes eight cadaver dissections with Gil Hedley at New Jersey Medical School as well as with John Sharkey at the University of Dundee in Scotland, Fascia Research Summer School at Ulm University in Germany with Robert Schleip, the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries Workshop at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, somatic studies with Amy Matthews, and visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute. 

Rebekah has been a partner of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and has long served as an ambassador for American Bone Health. A diagnosis of osteoporosis at age 28 led her to seek solutions to improve her own bone health, and became the catalyst for the research-driven Buff Bones® system. 

For more information, visit

Rebekah’s education extends to various modalities of movement. Beyond Pilates, she has studied with Sara Meeks in the Meeks Method of osteoporosis treatment and management for physical therapists and has trained and collaborated with fitness industry veteran Jeff Bell for more than a decade. In addition to working alongside renowned physical therapists and physicians across the country, her extensive ongoing study of the body includes year-long Body-Mind Centering®-based somatic coursework with Amy Matthews and immersion courses at medical schools along with seven annual cadaver dissections with Gil Hedley, PhD. She also has trained in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute and attended the Fascia Research Summer School in Ulm, Germany.

Insights into Yoga Asanas - Traditional applications of yoga postures

Friday April 13th , 2018

2-6pm : 75€

The enchantment of Yoga is not confined to mere attainment of mind boggling levels of physical fitness. Quite oblivious to most, Asanas transcends to its highest potential when body syncs with the mind, raising one’s awareness to a higher meditative bliss. The objective of this workshop, is thus, to equip yourself, to elevate your mind and soul through YOGA POSTURES


Pranayama - Science of Breath

Saturday April 14th

2- 6pm : 75€

Humans have an inherent quality to achieve harmony with nature. We often neglect this trait and trudge along precarious paths - seeking solace. Physically and mentally. ‘Pranayama’ is an ancient Yogic practice to regain this lost harmony and we shall lead you through it and train you to indulge in this magnificient breathing technique


Yoga Nidra - Deep Relaxation

Saturday April 14th, 6-7pm : 35€

Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is an ancient, little-known guided deep relaxation technique that has ample utility in the current stressful world. Its nuances lie in walking that thin line between wakefulness and deep sleep - where you are aware of your body but disconnected to the surroundings. It is a deep relaxation technique that can be initiated even for beginners, and one can get a glimpse of what YOGA could be. Though it is a brief session, its effects are often profound and far fetching.



1 WS  75€ , 2 WS  145€, 2 WS & Yoga Nidra  170€



Acharya Bala, the Founder Director of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam, hails from Kerala, India. He began his journey on the path of Yoga from the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Ashram in Himalayas – where he attained his basic training. 

Seeking Truth, he travelled extensively across the vast expanse of Northern India and was fortunate enough to come across many eminent Masters who imparted the wisdom to attain the true essence of a Yogi’s journey. In 2006, he met his Guru who initiated him into the Naatha Tradition and under whose tutelage, he established Hatha Vidya Gurukulam in Kerala with an aim to impart Yoga to aspirants from all walks of life.


In 2009, under his Chairmanship, a residential Yoga Institute named Thapobhoomi was established by the banks of the River Gayathri at Kerala, India . Subsequently, its publication division started in 2010, which published ‘Hathavidya’ – a quarterly magazine in Malayalam language with exclusive content on Yoga and Tantra. To increase awareness of the science of Yoga and its affiliated training amongst schoolchildren – Acharya Bala has published books on Yoga training adopting scientific methodologies. These books have been published with a vision to cover the four stages of Yoga Practices, titled The Drops, Blossoms, In the Mould, Progress and Metamorphosis.


In December 2012, Acharya Bala established the first international venture of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam in Dubai. Since then, Hatha Vidya Yoga Centre Dubai is the focal point for all international collaborations extending across multiple locations in Europe, South East Asia, Americas and Australia.





Coming soon!

Price : 185€

Renseignements et inscriptions au desk.

Attention, places limitées.

Meeting in Motion: Connecting through difference Workshop with Jennifer Bury

“People are trapped in history. And history is trapped in them” James Baldwin, Author

 Thursday November 23th, 2017,  3 to 6pm

Price: 75€ 

Our primary developmental movements such as reaching, grasping, pushing, and pulling
are the intrinsic basis for every move and gesture we make throughout our lives.
By paying attention to how we move in relationship to each other we will become aware of the unconscious expressive choices we make daily. This awareness presents us with choices of how
we interpret and respond to others, enabling us to literally shape how we move through our lives. This workshop encourages childlike exploration and learning through action, in the form of a mini lecture, interactive discussion and lively, movement-based-play. We will be learning in action, from micro-movements to moving fully throughout the room. We will focus on difference,
not as a barrier, but rather as an opportunity for connection with each other.
My wish for this workshop is to help increase our sense of compassion for each other and for ourselves.


“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato


Jennifer Bury went from medical school to the School of the Arts in Dance at NYU to co-forming a dance company and since 1985 has been running her private practice as a movement therapist, originally based in New York City and now in San Francisco.
In addition to her medical, dance, and kinesiology background she has studied neuroscience, Gestalt Therapy, osteopathy, Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Bioenergetics, Feldenkrais and Alexander techniques, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Body Mind Centering, shiatsu, various forms of yoga and breath work, myofascial massage, craniosacral therapy, holds a black belt in Aikido, and has now returned to dancing her heart out on a regular basis. For further details >


This workshop is open to everybody - no movement training required!

Instruction in English with french translation if necessary



AYURVEDA: Optimize Energy & Achieve Mind-Body Balance

Design an Ayurvedic daily routine and lifestyle regimen that's right for your unique Ayurvedic Constitution. Acquire tools and learn practices that will allow you to maximize energy and to feel more balanced in mind and body, every day.

*Bring a journal and pen for taking notes*

~ 3.5 hours ~ 75€ (65€ when you register before oct 31 )

November 4 , 4pm -7:30pm


Add a one-on-one Ayurvedic Consultation with Angela ~ 75€ (see details below)


AYURVEDIC CONSULTATIONS: One-on-One Consultations for Your Personalized Wellness Plan

What you can expect from a consultation: 

A limited number of one-on-one consultations ( 75min )with Angela are available November 4th & 5th


Save € when you book your consultation at the time of workshop registration. 

Consultations (when booked with a workshop): 75€

Consultation only: 90€


Angela has been studying Yoga for more than 20 years, Ayurveda for nearly 15 and has been teaching these "sister sciences" for nearly a decade. It is due to the wisdom of these practices that she is now living the life she has always wanted. 

Find out more about Angela, Ayurveda & Ayur-Yoga:



de MONTREAL, Canada



October, monday 2nd, 2017 - 3pm to 5:15pm


La classe débutera pour le nouvel enchaînement de Breathing créé depuis peu par Juliu pour éveiller et stimuler les énergies du corps.

Le focus de la classe sera mis sur la qualité de la respiration en lien avec le mouvement. Parfois, la respiration initie le mouvement et à d’autres moments la qualité du mouvement défini le type de respiration.

L’enchaînement du format HAPPY MOVE  se prête bien à mettre en pratique l’éveil de différentes qualité de respiration. Parfois la vitesse et la répétition de l’exécution stimule la respiration et à d’autres moments la respiration initiera l’intention du mouvement.

Cette classe mettra l’emphase sur la CONSCIENCE de:

- L’exécution du mouvement qui initie et stimule la respiration

- Trouver la nature de la respiration qui initie et donne direction aux mouvements (différente de la respiration thoracique)

Cette classe de HAPPY MOVE donne des bases pour la classe du BREATHING offerte le lendemain. Mais n’est pas obligatoire.   



October, tuesday 3rd, 2017 - 3pm to 5:15pm


 Tout instructeurs et clients en GYROTONIC® et GYROKINESIS® sont les bienvenus, ainsi que les adeptes de yoga et de méditation.

 La classe débutera par le nouvel enchaînement de Breathing créé depuis peu par Juliu pour éveiller et stimuler les centres énergétiques du corps. Sera suivi un échauffement précis au niveau de la colonne cervical ainsi que de quelques exercices préparatoires pour éveiller le centre de la respiration. La classe est exécutée sur tabouret et les exercices de respiration sont accompagnés par la musique créée par Juliu Horvath et Rodolpho Troncoso. La classe se terminera par une période d’intégration et de méditation au sol.


Price : 48 € / classe                     90 € /  2 classes


GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are a trademark of Gyrotonic sales Corp and used with their permission. 


 4 Workshops with Rachael hall & Tom Waldron

Pilates, Biomechanics & Franklin method Educators

Mon & Tue July 3 & 4 at Studio Rituel


The Four Pillars Of A Healthy Spine: Emotions, Strength, Balance, Flexbility



THE SPINE is a masterpiece of design containing over one hundred joints and associated muscles and ligaments.

July, monday 3rd - 10am to 1pm

How then, is it possible that so many people suffer from debilitating pain associated with the spine? There are many factors that influence spinal health, including social and psychological factors, as well as strength, balance and stability.

In this workshop we will address these factors in a practical manner, leading to positive changes both on an emotional and functional level. We will discover that an understanding of spinal evolution leads to a fresh approach to movement and exercise for the spine. Our new embodied understanding will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.

Learn :

  • What the joints of spine need daily to be healthy.

  • How to improve spine stability and flexibility.

  • To achieve healthy posture both in sitting and standing.

  • How your pelvis influences the health of your spine.

  • How your spine influences the health of your shoulders.

Who is this workshop for ?

Lovers of Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic, Dance and fitness will benefit from this workshop. 

How long ?  3 hours




July, monday 3rd - 2pm to 5:30pm

This workshop will demonstrate imagery, touch and simple movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Let your shoulders and neck become a place of ease and peace.

Improve your shoulder and spine alignment by balancing muscle tone and movement at the shoulder musculature. 

Learn :

  • How to Improve shoulder musculature health - rotator cuff muscles / upper back muscles.

  • Exercises to reduce muscle tension and stiffness.

  • To Produce and maintain healthy shoulder alignment

  • To Reduce neural tension which can lead to muscle tightness.

Who is this workshop for ?

Lovers of pilates, yoga, gyrotonics, dance and fitness will benefit from this workshop. 

How long ? 3.5 hours



DIGEST FOR LIFE : Organ health for your stomach. 

July, tuesday 4th - 1pm to 15:30pm

Organ Imagery for Health, Alignment and Flexibility. Filters for Life: Organ health for your Kidneys. The organs of our body not only carry our physiological functions: The vital work of maintaining, renewing, and reproduction. They also serve an important role in the support of posture and movement. Yet in the western world, organs are generally not considered when it comes to training the body. The organs fill out space in our torso and skull and from “joints” with other organs, bones, and muscles. Compression, suction, and suspension forces relate all these structures to each other. Knowing where and how, combined with dynamic imagery will provide you with a whole new avenue for improvement and well-being. The Franklin Method distinguishes itself by focusing on imagery, self-touch, and movement exercises that can be used by anyone in any setting. All types of imagery are used to promote movement, flexibility, strength, and general health. This course will demonstrate how organ training with imagery can improve movement, posture, flexibility, and strength; improve the organs physiological functioning; and improve stamina, digestion, circulation, moode immune function, etc. Learn: The connection between organs, strength and flexibility How the diaphragm and organs interrelate in 3-D How the organs affect mood and relaxation

How Long : 2.5 hours




July, tuesday 4th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Many of us agree that breathing is very important not just for survival but our overall well being.  Yet most of us don’t really know how it actually works.  What is good breathing, what is the design, and what can prevent its proper activation?  Your breathing influences the health of a variety of aspects like posture, heart, digestion, pelvic floor, emotions, learning ability, and energy levels.

In this workshop, we will come to understand the design, structure, and movements of the diaphragm, ribs, deep abdominal muscles and how they can work together to strengthen and free up both body and mind.  Through easy to do imagery, touch, voice, and movement exercise we will explore the mechanics and physiology of breathing.  We will explore the wave pattern of breathing up and down the spine and experience how we can use our breath as our positive energy thermostat.

Learn :

  • How breathing works and what it means to breathe well

  • How posture and breathing are related

  • How to use breathing to improve your endurance

  • How to breath correctly in the Pilates exercises

How Long ?   3 hours



Prices :

85 €  one workshop

140€ two workshops

260€ four workshops



Rachael Hall has been trained as a professional dancer at The Royal Ballet School and The Birmingham Royal Ballet.

She discovered Pilates first as a rehabilitation from a dance injury and fell in love with the method and decided to become a pilates teacher .

She has completed the certification program with Body Control Pilates and later also became a certified level 1, 2 & 3 Franklin Method Educator .

Rachael has been teaching 

Pilates , Classical Ballet and Franklin Method in London and internationally at pilates studios and ballet schools .

Rachael founded Kendra Pilates Studio in North Devon and is currently training to become a part of the official European Franklin Method Faculty team to deliver teacher trainings in Franklin Method. 

She specialisez in training professional ballet dancers such Helen Crawford - Royal Ballet Soloist.


Tom Waldron:

Pilates and Franklin Method Educator Tom specializes in Sports Therapy ( injury prevention and optimising performance for athletes ) and biomechanics .

Tom has taught anatomy and biomechanics at top sports universities such as Loughbourgh University educating health professionals on how to assess a person's 'dysfunctions' and how to correct them. 

As well as working with his athletes, Tom's biggest passion is teaching Franklin Method. Tom is currently training to become a part of the official European Franklin Method Faculty Team



un moment de bien-être avec Sébastien

Mardi 25 avril 2017 de 18h à 19h30



Ouvert à tout public qui souhaite prendre un moment pour s’occuper de sa beauté extérieure et intérieure.


Le cours commence avec un gommage que l’on se fait soi-même.

Le gommage ou exfoliation permet à la peau de respirer en la débarrassant des impuretés et la rend plus douce et plus lisse.

Elle permet aussi d’activer la microcirculation en stimulant les petits vaisseaux sanguins du corps et du visage, ce qui favorise la régénération cellulaire.




Le cours se poursuit par des enchaînements de mouvements qui assouplissent le corps avec des exercices simples pour détendre les tensions, faire circuler et stimuler la puissance du corps sur le plan énergétique.




Viennent ensuite différents exercices de respiration en musique.

La respiration alternée a de multiples bienfaits: Développe la concentration, augmente les capacités intellectuelles, équilibre les hémisphères du cerveau, favorise le calme et le retour vers soi.


Veuillez apportez svp : un gant de crin et une serviette.



with Anthony Heilmann

monday 10 & tuesday 11, april

hours: monday 10am-7pm

tuesday 3pm-7pm

Price 155€


Avec Pascale Léonard

Specialized Master Trainer Gyrotonic® et Gyrokinesis® de Montréal

Jeudi 30 mars 2017 de 14h30 à 18h30 - 140€



  Guider par le toucher en GYROTONIC®,  quand et comment utiliser le toucher

L'atelier permettra d'approfondir les principes et la pratique de ce concept. L'emphase sera également mise sur l'un des fondements de la méthode GYROTONIC®: l'utilisation de l'opposition dans le mouvement.

L'atelier insistera sur les trois aspects suivants :

·      l'importance et le rôle des instructions verbales,

·      comment aiguiser votre sens du toucher,

·      quand et comment insérer ces deux premiers éléments dans votre démarche.

S'appuyant à la fois sur des rudiments d'anatomie, des démonstrations et des pratiques, l'atelier comprendra des exercices applicables tant au client souffrant de maux de dos, douleurs lombaires, ou hernies discales, qu'à celui en bonne condition physique.




Avec Pascale Léonard

Master Trainer de Montréal

Vendredi 31 mars 2017 de 14h à 16h15 - 48€



Tout instructeur et client en GYROTONIC® et GYROKINESIS® sont les bienvenus, ainsi que les adeptes de yoga et de méditation.

La classe est composée d’un échauffement précis au niveau de la colonne cervicale ainsi que de quelques exercices préparatoires pour éveiller le centre de la respiration. La classe est exécutée sur tabouret et les exercices de respiration sont renforcés par le son et la musique créés par Juliu Horvath et Rodolpho Troncoso. Suivi d’une période d’intégration et de méditation au sol.



PASCALE LEONARD est la première à implanter le système GYROTONIC® au Canada en 1997. Elle est certifiée Specialized Master Trainer GYROTONIC® et GYROKINESIS® niveau 1 et 2 en Europe et aux Etats-Unis. Elle est établie à Montréal et offre des formations d’instructeurs en France, Israël, Riviera Maya (Mexique) et à Toronto.

Formée en danse contemporaine et en danse classique indienne, elle découvre la méthode GYROTONIC® à New-York en 1996. Elle continue d’explorer et d’approfondir cette méthode en participant régulièrement aux stages offerts par le créateur Juliu Horvath, tout en y ajoutant de nouvelles techniques telles que le chi kung, le Jin Shin Do et le Bhagwa.  

Elle a complété sa formation en ostéopathie en 2009. Elle travaille présentement sur sa thèse «Le mouvement lemniscatoire, sa place et son importance en osthéopathie».

Elle poursuit une formation post-graduée en ostéopathie bio-dynamique.


PASCALE LEONARD was first to introduce GYROTONIC® method in Canada. Having obtained her certificate as a specialized Master Trainer since 1997, she is offering Teacher Training Courses in GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® (Level 1 & 2) in France, Israël, Riviera Maya, Mexico and in Toronto.

A graduated of Les Ateliers de Danse Moderne de Montréal (LADMMI), Pascale traveled to India to study classical Indian dance which fascinated her by its ability to communicate the full range of emotions. In New York she pursued her training at the Martha Graham School and at the Limon Institute. It was during this period that she discovered the exceptional movement technique of GYROTONIC®.

She continues today to explore and refine her technique by continuous education with Juliu Horvath the Creator, while also integrating other techniques such as Jin Shin Do® (acupressure), Chi Kung and Bhagwa. She completed her osteopathy program and she is presently writing a thesis: « The importance and the place of figure eight (movement at the base of Origin of Life) movement in Osteopathy». She continues her education in osteopathy with a post-graduate Course in Bio-Dynamique.

Master Class Pilates

pour professionnels et amateurs 

Beyond WordsThe Connection Between Us

with Jennifer Bury

“In a non-intrusive way Jennifer enables you to meet yourself,while you learn to use your body more e ec vely, more fully, more comfortably.“ Female CEO of a Fortune 500 communications company



We communicate with each other all the me - with and without words. This nonverbal communication,or “kinesthetic resonance”, is rarely recognized, yet provides the intrinsic basis from whichwe interpret and respond to the world around us.Through experimenting with our primary developmental movements in relationship to each other, we will become aware of our own unconscious expressive tendencies. This awareness expands our perception of ourselves and thereby increases our overall ability to connect with others.The workshop will include theoretical, experiential, and collaborative learning in the form of a mini-lecture, interactive discussion and engaged, action-based-play, to excite our curiosity for exploration and meaningful contact.


Do not the most moving moments of our lives and us all without words?“ Marcel Marceau


Jennifer Bury went from medical school to the School of the Arts in Dance at NYU to co-forming a dance company and since 1985 has been running her private practice as a movement therapist, originally based in New York City and now in San Francisco. In addition to her medical, dance, and kinesiology background she has studied neuroscience, Gestalt therapy, osteopathy, Ideokinesis, Bartenie Fundamentals, Bioenergetics, Feldenkrais and Alexander techniques, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Body Mind Centering, shiatsu, Kinomichi, various forms of yoga and breath work, myofascial massage, craniosacral therapy, and holds a black belt in Aikido. For further details:

November 23rd & 24th, 2016

WED & THU 3pm to 6 pm

This workshop is open to everybody - no dance training required!

Price: 165€ 


Jennifer began her pre-med studies in 1979 at NYU’s School of Medicine and then switched to the School of the Arts in Dance. After graduating she went on to form a dance company based in Germany performing throughout Europe and since 1985 has been running her private practice as a movement therapist, first in New York City and now in San Francisco. Jennifer originally learned Pilates from her mother who studied directly with Joe and Clara in their studio in New York City. In addition to her medical and kinesiology background she has studied neuroscience, developmental somatics, Gestalt therapy, osteopathy, Ideokinesis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Bioenergetics, Feldenkrais and Alexander techniques, Focusing, Somatics, Body Mind Centering, shiatsu, various forms of yoga and breath work, myofascial massage, craniosacral therapy, and holds a black belt in Aikido in addition to other areas of ongoing study.

In addition to her full-time private practice working individually with a wide range of clients, Jennifer runs an ongoing group investigating Creative Ways of Coping physically, emotionally, & personally at her San Francisco studio. Jennifer taught for 15 years at the Saint Francis Hospital in San Francisco. She has also taught at Mills College, Bard College, University of Utah, Manchester Metropolitan University, New York City Center for Joint Diseases, Munich University for Sports-Science & Rehabilitation, Better Future Today Orphanage in Cambodia, Gestalt Associates International Training, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), the Bay Area Gestalt Institute, New Dawn residential center for eating disorders, Miami City Ballet School, Moving On Center School for Participatory Research, Chisenhale Dance Space, the Laban Centre London, London Contemporary School of Dance, London Independent Dance, Tanz Quartier Vienna, Tanz & Schule Munich, Tanz Werkstatt Europa, Joint Adventures, the Choreographer’s Atelier, Keana Studio Paris and many other venues.

Jennifer has been a featured lecturer at medical and psychology conferences such as the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, the Bay Area Gestalt Institute, Tanz Medizin Symposium Deutschland, Symposium on the Science & Somatics of Dance/University of Utah, Gestalt Association of Los Angeles international trainings in Lithuania, Switzerland, and Italy, the National Lymphodema Network, and TASC Network Pediatrics Association, where she brings her special knowledge of how we develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally through movement, to the medical and psychology communities.

For further details see

Jennifer Bury, 2255 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94109 +1 415-433-3347,


“Jennifer doesn’t just give you exercises or tell you what to do; she gives you the opportunity to discover in motion what you tend to do and to choose what feels best to you.”- 86 year old female retired pilot.

“In a non-intrusive way Jennifer enables you to meet yourself, while you learn to use your body more effectively, more fully, more comfortably”.- 53 year old female CEO of a communications company.

“Jennifer’s background in somatics, psychology, neuroscience, and medicine makes her uniquely qualified to help people gain a deeper, more effective understanding both of how to care for their bodies and themselves.”~ 43 year old surgeon and runner.

Gyrokinesis® Pre-training with Sébastien Thill

November  12, 13 & 17, 18, 19, 20  2016

Time : 30h

 2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm

Price : 550€ + 150€ studiofee

Registration before october 30rd, 2016



     Sébastien fait son éducation de danseur à l'école de danse de l'Opéra de Paris. Il entre dans la compagnie de l'Opéra de Paris sous la direction de Rudolf Nouerez. Durant ces 10 années de carrière, il travaille avec des chorégraphes de renommée internationale tels que Maurice Béjart, Jérôme Robbins, Roland Petit, Ohad Navarin, Carolyn Carlson. Il quitte Paris pour le Ballet de Hambourg où il travaille en tant que soliste avec John Neumeier. Il rejoint par la suite Salon K à Berlin sous la direction de Patrick King et se produit à Oslo, Stockholm, Moscou, Berlin, Rome, Milan.

Sur Paris il créer cette année "Simul" avec 7 autres danseurs, chorégraphie Redha.

     Au milieu de sa carrière, suite à des problèmes de santé, il décide d'apprendre la méthode de GYROKINESIS® à Berlin qui lui permet de le faire non seulement revenir sur scène, mais surtout de prolonger sa carrière.

     Il fait sa formation GYROKINESIS® à Berlin en 2011 avec Anke Hauerstein, son éducation GYROTONIC® en 2014 avec Regula Gardient. Il obtient son certificat de Jumping Stretching Board® à Venise avec Ferdinanado Cagliari. Sébastien à l'occasion de travailler directement avec Juliu Horvath (le fondateur de la méthode) à trois reprises et en septembre 2014 à l'issus du GYROKINESIS® foundation course que Juliu a dirigé lui-même, il obtient son titre de GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer.