Our Jasmine Team
After discovering the joys of yoga a few years ago, it very quickly became something amazing in my life, something that took me away from everyday stresses and strains and brought a great sense of peace and balance to my life. I hadn’t found this same impact with previous hobbies and exercise routines. I practised Ashtanga, Hatha and Iyengar yoga but then discovered the joy of moving through postures with emphasis on the breath in Vinyasa flows.. It energised me and ignited my interest in embracing yoga fully into my life as a teacher. I trained in 2016 and launched Jasmine Yoga in 2017. It felt like a leap of faith to leave my career and embark on an adventure but what a privilege it has truly been.
I love to welcome people into our Jasmine community and to see them grow in strength, flexibility and confidence. Many feel uncertain and self-conscious at first, but have flourished into happier people with competent yoga practices, beautiful posture and a greater sense of personal resilience, self-respect and a deeper self-awareness. I am a qualified Yin yoga and pregnancy & post-natal teacher.
Jo is an excellent teacher. She makes all classes interesting and there is always a new focus each week which is beautifully woven into the practice.
She brings a wonderful energy to the class. The setting is also pretty magical, especially when lying in savasna, listening to the waves outside. Very much looking forward to the return of the dawn sunrise classes in April on the roof of the sailing club too.
An excellent way to start the day.
I started practicing yoga in 2012, finding my way there after ten years of contemporary dance training. For the last 5 years I've had a wonderful time exploring different yoga styles (Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Yin), I then realised I felt drawn to deepen my own practice and share my experiences with the addition of teaching.
I started teaching in 2017 and completed my 200 hour Vinyasa TTC in Mysore, India earlier this year. My style of yoga is traditional Vinyasa which centres around strength building, through the holding of postures. Using the breath to maintain comfort (sukum) and stability (sthiram) in dynamic postures, with the addition of quick flow Vinyasa in between to energise and refresh the body. I also love vinyasa flow and yin yoga!
First experience of a yoga class did not disappoint.
Yoga is something I’ve wanted to try out for years, but always lacked the confidence to just go alone. This evening I attended Gentle Flow with Rosie. I was very anxious before attending, however she made me feel more than welcome explaining the class ind detail. The class was gentle, relaxing and the atmosphere was amazing. Perfect way to end a busy weekend of chasing after a one year old.
Can’t wait for my next session.
In August 2010, I was spending the summer travelling round Spain. My travel buddy would begin each morning with sun salutations... so I decided to join her. It offered peace and quiet, whilst providing an energising and thoughtful start to the day - it was my first dabble into yoga... Little did I know that my dynamic mum would later discover the joys of yoga, subsequently making a life changing decision to found Jasmine!
In 2018, whilst on maternity leave from teaching English, I decided that the time was right to embark upon my training. Although I’d been practising for a few years, I was rediscovering my post-baby body and in a way, yoga felt brand new again. Learning the science and philosophy behind it has helped to deepen my own practice and my appreciation of its array of benefits. I love vinyasa - flowing from one pose to the next, with the breath, in a creative and thoughtful manner and I love building up heat through sun salutations. I also enjoy more meditative aspects, particularly yoga nidra. When the mind and body work together in harmony, beautiful things can happen.
I’m so excited to be joining the Jasmine Yoga team and meeting so many lovely yogis.
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