YOGA TEACHER | SOUTH LONDON
Namaste. Welcome to my yoga world!
Hello! I'm Jacqui, a yoga teacher in south London. I teach a drop-in yoga and meditation class at 9.30am on Friday mornings on Acre Lane in Brixton, as well as private lessons around south London (Brixton, Clapham, Streatham etc). I also teach voluntarily in mental health charities.
I teach a grounded yet flowing style of yoga combining graceful movements with stillness and balance, set to music – a mix of yoga beats and mystical, meditative sounds. We’ll breathe with ease, find the stillness within us, and smile!
Come to me for yoga beyond the āsana: alongside the physical postures I weave in prānāyāma (breathwork), mantra, chanting, traditional 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. As an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner I may also bring aspects of Ayurveda into classes.
See below for details of private lessons and contact me for details through the link at top (or on Instagram). I also welcome enquiries from local charities interested in having me teach as a volunteer. I’m DBS checked.
Follow me on Instagram @yogajaxx for an alternating mix of asana tips, meditation and yoga philosophy, and for updates to classes.
South London. Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A six-week course is the best option to help you progress. You can book a single lesson or phone chat to begin with.
Beginners/Intermediate: Focused on the physical Hatha yoga practices of postures and breathing. Suitable whether you’ve been doing yoga for a few months or several years. Helps you progress more than public classes can, and to skillfully build a home practice. Also good if you can’t find classes that fit your schedule or want one-to-one attention, to focus on specific areas and learn specific techniques. May include relaxation techniques, restorative postures and meditation.
New to yoga: A six-week course to learn the basic postures, anatomy and terminology, and give you a broad understanding of yoga. This builds your confidence to go to public classes, feeling more at ease in your body, knowing the basics and being able to follow what’s happening.
Yoga growth: Meditation and other yoga practices, alongside āsana. This is for you if public classes are not getting you to where you want in your āsana practice and/or spiritual growth. Personal 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 classical texts are best suited to you. Beliefs and goals have to be aligned with your practices for growth to happen. Then we put the work in! With commitment, devotion, knowledge, love and support.
Fridays, 9.30–10.45am, starts 3rd May.
Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41 Acre Lane, SW2 5TN.
£12 drop-in. £36 for four.
Turn up on the day and pay cash. Or contact me in advance to pay via bank or Paypal, or book a course of four.
Directions: From the Town Hall, walk up Acre Lane past Tesco. Just after House of Hygge coffee shop is the doorway to Stillpoint (before the charity shop)..
YOGA & AYURVEDA WORKSHOPS
Contact me about booking a workshop in your studio, or for a group of friends. Sample workshops:
- Asana the Ayurvedic Way
- Yoga to balance Vata, Pitta or Kapha
- Yoga & Ayurveda for specific health conditions
- 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!
- Your Seasonal Sadhana (Rutacharya)
I’m a qualified yoga teacher, trained on triyoga’s two-year, 390 hours diploma. My teachers were Jeff Phenix, Susannah Hoffman and Carlos Pomeda. The training is accredited by British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance, and I firmly believe it is one of the most thorough, high quality and authentic teacher trainings available. 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’ve been practising yoga since 2000 and have a devoted daily practice. I first trained as a teacher in 2004-2007 and taught for two years. I then trained in Ayurveda and qualified in 2008, after a two-year diploma with Vaidya Atreya Smith of the EIVS and Dr Sunil V Joshi of Nagpur, India. I worked as an Ayurvedic health coach part-time until 2016 but then returned to my first love, yoga teaching. Throughout this I have also had a long career as a journalist. I’m 56 and I’m a born-and-bred south Londoner.