Namaste. Welcome to my yoga world! I'm Jacqui, a yoga teacher in south London. I teach a drop-in class on Fridays in Brixton, and private tuition around Brixton, Streatham, Clapham, Balham, Vauxhall etc. I also teach corporate yoga.
I teach haṭha, haṭha flow, restorative yoga and meditation, open to all levels from new to very experienced. My classes combine flowing sequences with static postures, with great attention on the breath and on developing internal awareness. I create a relaxed environment with down-to-earth teaching and usually use music – mystical, meditative sounds to create good vibes. I’ll help you move easefully and enjoyably in your body, build strength and mobility, and develop awareness of the body’s more subtle felt sensations. I’m passionate about guiding you to the great richness yoga offers beyond the āsana, and usually incorporate prānāyāma, meditation, mantra and philosophy. I believe yoga is not complete without meditation, to seek the core of who we are, our true nature of bliss and love.
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Instagram @yogajaxx.
No class in August. Back in early Sept.
Fridays, 9am–10.15, open level
Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41 Acre Lane, Brixton SW2 5TN
£12 drop-in. £36 for four. First class £5. Drop-in (cash only).
"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
NOTE: The doorway to Stillpoint is just after House of Hygge coffee shop (past Tesco as you walk up Acre Lane).
I teach in a mental health charity in Brixton and a family support house at King’s College Hospital. I don’t have any availability for further charity classes, but can cover occasional classes or teach at one-off charity events. I’m DBS checked. Contact me via the Contact page.
I have experience teaching corporate yoga and cover south London, the West End and the City. As a journalist of many years I am fully familiar with both the joys and challenges of corporate life and know from experience how yoga can help. Pre-work, lunchtime or post-work classes. You need space and mats (I can advise which to get). POA. Contact me via the Contact page.
Hatha yoga lessons focus on the physical yoga postures and breathing techniques. Suitable whether you’ve been doing yoga for a few months or several years. Helps you progress more than in public classes, focuses on what you need and want, and helps you build a home practice. Includes relaxation. May include restorative postures and meditation.
New to yoga: Learn the basic postures, anatomy and terminology, and gain a basic understanding of yoga. This builds your confidence to go to public classes, feeling more at ease in your body and being able to follow what’s happening. Each week is a different category of postures, building on the week before.
Yoga growth: Meditation and other yoga practices, alongside āsana. Progresses your āsana practice and/or spiritual growth, elevates your knowledge and hones 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.
Lessons are in six-week blocks, usually one lesson a week. Book a single lesson if you want to try it out first. Email email@example.com
“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
I’ve been practising yoga for almost 20 years and have a devoted daily practice. I love the different traditions, their fascinating history and the wisdom contained in the ancient teaxts. I trained as a teacher on triyoga’s two-year, 390-hours diploma, studying under Jeff Phenix and Susannah Hoffman (āsana) and Carlos Pomeda (philosophy). The training is accredited by British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance, and is one of the most thorough and high-quality teacher trainings there is.
I teach hatha yoga (the physical practices of postures and breathwork) but wherever possible weave in yoga meditation and philosophy from other yoga traditions. I’m most interested in the texts and practices of Kashmir Shaivism with elements of shakta tantra, classical yoga and bhakti yoga. I hope to share some of these teachings, meditation techniques 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 fine too!
Alongside my yoga journey I’ve also had a long career as a journalist, and I’m an Ayurvedic practitioner (I ran a weekend clinic from 2008-2017). I’m a born-and-bred south Londoner, living in SW2 with a houseful of plants and a cat called Prana.
As well as teaching yoga I’m a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner with seven years’ experience treating patients. I offer two-hour workshops on yoga, on Ayurveda, or on yoga and Ayurveda combined. Contact me if you have a small group interested in a private workshop. It’s held either in your home or at a space in central Brixton. I can customise a workshop, or suggest one of the following:
Asana the Ayurvedic Way
Yoga to balance Vata, Pitta or Kapha
Yoga & Ayurveda for… (e.g. Digestion, Constipation, IBS, Diabetes, Anxiety, Stress etc)
Who are you? Earth, Water, Fire, Wind: Discover Your Elemental Nature
Rhythm of Life: Living in Tune With Your Nature (Dinacharya)