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Designed for Pilates and yoga teachers, health and rehabilitation professionals, The Power and the Grace demystifies functional movement and integrates the science of movement with the art of teaching it. It aims to help the holistically minded movement professional achieve rewarding results in neuromuscular function. From brain science to physics, fascia to emotion, this book distils a seemingly complex field into a practical and instantly usable approach that will resonate with movement teachers at all levels of experience. Find the color in your language; learn the difference between talking to the brain or to the mind; and discover how to communicate the intention and sense of a movement with ease!

Here are some reviews of this excellent book. (To see the full review click on Reviews above)

Review from Laura Kavanagh, Lecturer in soft tissue therapy, Polestar Pilates teacher, JEMS Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner

‘This is such an empowering read… The techniques are so simple and yet consistently create profound ‘light bulb’ or ‘aha’ moments for my clients, liberating them from years of postural stress in an instant.’

To see the full review click on Reviews above.

Review from Elaine Westwick, Pilates Teacher, UK

‘Rarely do I pre-order a book before publication and rarely do I devour a textbook cover to cover – but I have just finished Joanne Elphinston‘s new book “The Power and the Grace” – a Professional’s Guide to Ease and Efficiency in Functional Movement” and I am very excited. Here is a framework that brings together my intuitive somatic Pilates and embodied awareness work that is also scientifically robust and clearly articulated.’


Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 978-1-912085-38-5
Edition No 1
Pages 264
Illustrations About 400 full-colour photographs and drawings
Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 28 October 2019

Author biography

Joanne ELPHINSTON International movement expert Joanne Elphinston is a high performance consultant for professional dancers, musicians and elite athletes at Olympic level; a consultant physiotherapist specializing in chronic and persistent neuromusculoskeletal conditions; a former coach and fitness instructor and the author of several popular books in the field of movement. Joanne has been teaching her unique JEMS® approach for over twenty years, training rehabilitation, health and fitness professionals around the world to explore, inspire and optimize movement in people of all ages and walks of life. Her work is the subject of current research into management for hypermobility related pain, falls prevention, stroke rehabilitation and sports performance, and her programs are used in such diverse fields as child development, chronic pain management, and athletic training. Joanne has a passion for communicating complex concepts in simple, elegant ways that bridge the gap between professionals and their clients, allowing them to work holistically yet functionally, supported by science, and balancing knowledge with skill and humanity.

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