Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, based in Tucson, AZ, has been teaching for 17 years. He travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings on Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) forms of Yoga. He provides a deep study (both experiential and theoretical) of the Skeleton and Fascia, as well as the subtle Meridians and Chakras.
For a decade, Joe has been a senior student and primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley (paulgrilley.com), a true Yoga Scientist and founder of Yin Yoga. In 2011, after several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe began traveling the globe to spread the word of his teacher’s work: •Yin Yoga •Functional Analysis of Anatomy •Chakra Meditation.
Joe’s other on-going teachers include Gil Hedley and other cadaver dissection masters who reveal the physical continuity of the energy patterns felt deep inside through Yoga. And Grilley’s Japanese colleague Takeshima-Sensei from the Institute for Human Sciences established in Tokyo and California by his and Grilley’s teacher, Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama.
Joe’s play time, on the other hand, has been AcroYoga since 2006 when he met Jason Magness (yogaslackers.com). In 2010, Joe traveled to Montreal to receive both levels of certification through the original AcroYogis Eugene Poku and Jessie Goldberg (acroyoga.com).
“Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley