Namaste. Welcome to my yoga world!
Hello! I'm Jacqui, a yoga teacher in south London. I teach a grounded yet flowing class where we move with grace, breathe with ease, find the stillness within, seek the truth of our Self, and smile! Come to me if you are looking for yoga beyond the asana: alongside the physical postures I weave in pranayama, mantra, chanting, yoga philosophy and meditation. I believe yoga is not complete without meditation, to seek the core of who we are, our true nature of bliss and love.
I'm also an experienced Ayurvedic health coach and may bring aspects of Ayurveda into classes, developing the qualities of space, wind, fire, water and earth to bring ourselves into harmony with our elemental nature.
I teach private yoga lessons around the Brixton area, south London and central London. I teach individuals or small groups or corporate groups – see below for details. Choose single lessons or a six-week block. Contact me for details (link at top).
I also teach voluntarily in charities, and in 2019 I'll be adding public yoga classes to my schedule. Follow me on Instagram @yogajaxx for an alternating mix of asana tips with yoga philosophy and meditation.
1-2-1 tuition in your home, in south and central London. Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Whichever option you’re interested in, a six-week course is the best option to start getting results. To begin with, you can book a single lesson or a phone chat, to see if you think I’m the right teacher for you. There are three options:
Beginners/Intermediate: This focuses on the physical Hatha yoga practices of asana and pranayama (breathwork), whether you’ve been doing yoga for a few months or several years. Addresses areas you want to focus on, and helps you skillfully build a home practice. Beneficial if public classes are not helping you progress, or feel what you want to feel, if you can’t find classes that fit your schedule, or want one-to-one attention personalised to you, to focus on what you want to focus on. Includes relaxation techniques and if you wish, restorative postures and/or simple meditation.
New to yoga: A six-week course to familiarise you with the basic postures, anatomy and terminology, and give you a broad understanding of what yoga is. This builds your confidence to go to public classes, feeling more at ease in your body, know the basics and being able to follow what’s happening.
Yoga growth: This is for meditation and other yoga practices alongside asana. If public classes are not getting you to where you want in your asana practice and/or your spiritual growth, 1-2-1 sessions elevate your knowledge and hone the path you’re on. We dive into what you want, your spiritual beliefs, and which practices from the tantras or Patanjalayogashastra are best suited to you. Beliefs and goals have to be aligned with your practice/techniques for growth to happen. Then we put the work in! With commitment, devotion, knowledge, love and support.
Public yoga classes
2019 schedule to follow
Yoga & Ayurveda workshops
Contact me about booking a workshop in your studio. Sample workshops:
- Asana the Ayurvedic Way
- Yoga to balance the five elements (yoga for Vata, Pitta or Kapha)
- Yoga & Ayurveda for specific health conditions (e.g stress and anxiety, better sleep, more energy, various digestive issues, menopause symptoms, or PMS)
Also Ayurvedic workshops (no yoga):
- Who Are You? Discover Your Elemental Nature
- Rhythm of Life: Living in Tune With Your Nature (Dinacharya)
- Living Your Best Life by Listening to Your Doshas! (Separate workshops for Vata, Pitta or Kapha)
- Your Seasonal Sadhana (Rutacharya)
I’m a qualified yoga teacher, having completed triyoga’s two-year, 390-hour diploma in 2018. My teachers were Carlos Pomeda, Jeff Phenix and Susannah Hoffman. The training is accredited by British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. I teach a flowing form of hatha yoga, blending postures that develop stillness, strength and grounding with flowing, graceful movements that develop flexibility, ease and lightness in the body. This physical aspect is combined with meditation and philosophy from Shaiva tantra with elements of shakta tantra and classical yoga. I love the different yoga traditions, their fascinating history and texts and the wisdom contained in them. I hope to share some of their teachings and my enthusiasm with you. Or, if you just want to stretch and strengthen your body and find a bit of mental peace, that’s fne too!
I qualified in Ayurveda in 2008 after training for two years with Vaidya Atreya Smith of the EIVS and Dr Sunil V Joshi of Nagpur, India. I worked as a practitioner part-time for seven years, alongside my career as a journalist. I’m 56 and have practised and studied yoga for 18 years, and I’m a born-and-bred south Londoner.