Inspiration for Avita Yoga
Jeff discovered yoga in the mid-80s. His desire to understand the true joining nature of yoga has spanned 38 years of study and practice. As a trained Rolfer, Jeff integrates practical aspects of physiology, anatomy, emotional patterning, and compensatory movements into simple, digestible information. Avita is practical. The aim is to undo the restrictions on healthy movement and find lasting peace of mind.
Jeff’s life and practice are influenced by the works of Plato, Buddha, Jesus, The Yoga Sutras, and A Course in Miracles. At the age of 22, he was given a koan: If yoga means “to join,” then what does it mean to join? The question guides his practice as the answer is continually revealed through the healing journey. It’s our yoga to identify and remove the blockages to the joined awareness of Love’s Presence. It brings purpose to a lifetime and paved the way for Avita Yoga.
With the goal to join established, the teachers, revelations, and personal insights came through and Avita Yoga was born. It is a form of yoga that goes beyond the typical “stretch and strengthen” approach and goes deeper to clean up the joints, strengthen the bones, reorganize the nervous system, and ultimately bring lasting peace to the mind.
It is not about accomplishing a yoga pose! It’s not about “getting better” at yoga. We must go deeper. Avita is a moving meditation that systematically uses attainable shapes to increase mobility and resolve arthritis and degeneration. Muscles will be toned but they are generally not the problem.
Jeff’s teaching is remarkably consistent and practical because we always come back to yoga’s foundation reflected in the first three Yoga Sutras:
1.1 Now is the yoga practice.
1.2 Continually identify and remove the blockages.
1.3 Gain the natural awareness of the true Self.