The Vital Psoas Muscle

Jo Ann will present special PSOAS WORK from her book, The Vital Psoas Muscle, during the in-depth anatomy section of each yoga teacher training. Classes every morning and afternoon in stretching and strengthening through yoga, plus private release work, is offered.   CE credits are available through Yoga Alliance, or you can register for the entire 200hr certification. (More details on the Yoga Teacher Training page)

You can also attend these and other workshops whether or not you are a yoga enthusiast, as the psoas/deep core area is vital to all conditioning and health.

Open/download the link: The Psoas, Hip, and Lower Back for a balanced, daily 10 minute exercise program.

Jo Ann’s workshop on the Psoas gave me what I needed: information, inspiration, encouragement, kindness and support. I could have stayed the entire afternoon! I have put her suggestions in to my daily practice. Thank you for sharing your amazing work.”

                                      Julie Maloney, Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD

For more upcoming Psoas – related classes, go to Workshops/Retreats page

          “I have received many emails from people all over the world who have read the book, The Vital Psoas Muscle. I am so glad to have reached those who are interested in this deep core muscle that has such an effect on connections throughout the body.”  Jo Ann S. Jones                

Try this link for a guided release technique (CRP) for the Psoas and ALL muscles:

For a copy of the book, go to this link at

Check out TIP OF THE WEEK under blog for more info on this important muscle, and please “like” the Psoas Connection on Facebook.


The Vital Psoas Muscle is a book full of practical life-giving wisdom that empowers the reader to skillfully nurture their whole self through more intimately understanding the intersections of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Through her focus on the often neglected and misunderstood psoas muscle, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones offers a deep, vital approach to self-care that beautifully weaves together anatomical teachings, energetic and spiritual frameworks, emotional understandings, and guided exercises. A wonderful resource with immediate benefit to those who dive in!”
Dr. Deborah Zucker, author of The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, and Resilient Well-Being