Namaste and welcome. I'm Jacqui, a yoga teacher in south London. Through yoga, I help clients improve their physical, emotional and spiritual health and awareness. I cover south-west London, W1, WC1 and City, teaching individuals, couples and small groups. I’ll come to your home, hotel or office. I teach haṭha, haṭha flow, restorative yoga and meditation, at all levels from new to very experienced. I also teach a drop-in class on Fridays in central Brixton.
In Level 1 and Level 2 classes I teach slow flowing sequences combined with static postures, to develop mobility, strength and easeful, enjoyable movement. Sequences are creative and vary in each session. Through a constant focus on the breath and awakening of prana I invite you into the subtle sensations and inner stillness within the physical forms. I create a relaxed, supportive space, using a meditative soundtrack to create positive calming vibes. You’re encourages to try, explore and move beyond perceived limitations – but with understanding and support, and where everything is optional.
I weave in accessible teachings from yoga philosophy. My passion is to share with you the spiritual essence of yoga, and in longer classes, I guide you to meditation (usually from the tantras), to access the space beyond the thinking mind, enter the heart and experience the bliss of the true Self. Of course, if you just want to stretch your body and enjoy some deep relaxation, that’s fine too!
Beginners classes are slower and focus on learning the key postures, mobilising the physical body, and developing awareness of our breath.
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BOOK YOUR SESSION
Email me on email@example.com to book a pre-work, daytime, lunchtime or after-work session. Lessons are usually 75 minutes but can be 60 or 90, and usually in blocks of six. You can book a single session to try me, or if you’re only visiting London. .Weekdays 6pm/7pm are the most popular times and best to book in advance. I’m fully booked on Fridays and Sundays. Price according to location. For home and corporate bookings you’ll need a mat (I can advise which to get). For hotel bookings I’ll bring a mat.
“I’d never tried yoga before as classes looked like they were too fast for a novice, so my wife and I had private lessons with Jacqui. Even though my wife is a yoga regular and I’m new, we both got a lot out of it. Jacqui is excellent at building up the postures one-by-one in the right way so I understood not just what to do but the purpose of each, and my wife learnt more than in bigger classes. I was then really impressed with how it all came together in the last lessons. I’m really happy with the lessons and we’re definitely going to book another six.” Luke, Brixton Hill
TYPES OF TUITION
Home yoga sessions fit your schedule, help you progress more than in group classes, focus on what you need and want, and help you build a home practice. Includes relaxation and can include meditation. Sessions are not suitable in the first three months of pregnancy.
Level 1 (some experience of yoga): Focus on yoga postures and breath awareness, but can also include/introduce you to philosophy and meditation.
Beginners: Focus on key postures, anatomy, terminology and breath awareness, so you gain a basic understanding of yoga. This gives you confidence to go to group classes and be able to follow what’s happening, feeling more at ease in your body. Each week is a different category of postures, building on the week before.
Level 2 (experienced) - yoga growth: Alongside āsana, usually includes meditation, philosophy and other yoga practices. Progresses your āsana practice and/or spiritual growth and elevates your knowledge. We discuss your aims and spiritual beliefs, and I then incorporate the practices that are best suited to you. Beliefs and goals have to be aligned with your practices for growth to happen. Then I support you with dedication and love to build a committed, knowledgeable practice.
Fridays, 9.15am–10.30, level 1-2
Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41 Acre Lane, Brixton SW2 5TN
Drop in, £12. £36 for four. Cash only. First class £5.
Not suitable for complete beginners, severe mobility issues or first trimester.
"I had made every excuse under the sun to not start exercising again. My joints hurt, it's too hot, it's too cold. I was running late and I wasn't going to go - but I did and I am sooo glad I did. The environment Jacqui creates is non-judgemental and she gives calm instructions and lucid explanations. There is plenty of deep stretching plus more strenuous poses that I thought I couldn't do, but after three classes my mindset has changed and I'm noticing an improvement in my physical and mental agility. I highly recommend Jacqui's class. It's my favourite 75 minutes of the week!" Emma, Brixton Hill
I teach voluntarily in charities several times a month e.g. a Brixton mental health charity and a group at King’s College Hospital. Subject to availability I may be able to cover occasional classes or teach at one-off charity events. I’m DBS checked.
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