Jo Phee is a senior Teacher Trainer for Yin Yoga teachers around the world. She is the primary assistant to Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley, and a long time student and registrar for Sarah Powers trainings in Asia.
Jo is the first generation of Yin Yoga teachers trained by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers since 2006. With 4000 hours of apprenticeship with both of them, Jo has been mentored by Paul to teach his entire teacher training curriculum. Having 20 years of yoga experience, Jo was one of the first teacher to introduce Yin Yoga in Asia and has taught 10,000 public Yin classes and 80 Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world.
Brought up solely with TCM from childhood by her Chinese Taoist parents, all of Jo’s initial education on TCM was based on practical knowledge passed down from generations in her Chinese family. She was taught Guasha by her grandparents and Chinese Herbs by her mother. To add theoretical basis to her personal experience, Jo went on to study at the Singapore College of TCM and the Academy of TCM.
Jo graduated from the Bihar School of Yoga where she took rigorous examination to teach the original Yoga Nidra practice developed by Swami Satyananda of the Bihar School. Her formal education in this practice and knowledge of the Chinese Meridian system inspired her to develop a systematic and detailed outline of a new practice - Meridian Nidra. Jo was the first Yin Yoga teacher to incorporate a comprehensive TCM module, "Guasha", Acupressure and Myofascial Release into Yin Yoga teacher training programs worldwide. She is the creator of Meridian Nidra, AcuYin and MyoYin.
Driven by a profound interest in functional anatomy and fascia, Jo has attended numerous human cadaver dissection labs in the United States and Europe. She has 700 hours of dissection lab experience and has studied up to 40 cadaver specimens to-date, including a dedicated neuroanatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord. Jo studied Anatomy and Kinesiology at Marquette University in Wisconsin and Myofascial Release at the John Barnes MFR Institute. She has attended fascia school at Ulm University Germany and the Anatomical Institute of Leipzig University. She is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society and a team member of the Fascial Net Plastination Project. She is involved with the team to create the world’s first 3D Plastinated Human Fascial Network at the headquarters of the renowned Bodyworld Exhibition in Guben, Germany. She currently runs her own cadaver dissection labs in the US and Europe.
Jo’s teachings are a blend of the science of Western Anatomy fused with Eastern Practices and Philosophy. She resides in Singapore but spends 90% of the year traveling the world delivering Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs. All of her trainings are endorsed by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers Insight Yoga Institute.
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