Here you will find information on Jackie’s teaching style, background, training and experience.
Jackie’s Yoga journey began as a child, when she would happily play with Yoga poses when her mum was practising. It is such a bonding time for parent and child, experimenting with the movement of the body, learning to move in different ways and enjoy the happiness that playfulness brings.
At 18 she began attending classes and instantly felt the benefits during a time of struggling with mild depression and a typical teenager finding their place in the world!
In 2005 she travelled to India to complete her first teacher training course with YogaPoint (yogapoint.com). This was a great training to develop personally and begin her teaching path. The course involved a residential month at an ashram, was very authentically taught, covering Yoga Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda and Physiology.
Having already developed various successful classes in Brighton, Jackie decided to continue her development by completing the 500+hr Vajrasati Yoga training programme (www.vajrasatiyoga.com) Already teaching whilst undertaking this training gave a great platform to explore and expand as a practitioner and teacher. This training course was exceptionally thorough with full detail on alignment and safety in practise anatomically and emotionally. The course is run by Jim Tarran, a truly outstanding teacher. Jackie holds a lot of respect and love for all her teachers along the way!
Jackie’s ability to adapt and support various physical conditions was helped by training also in Ayurvedic Yogic Massage. Emotional and nervous system understanding was built on with training in Yoga for ME with Fiona Agombar.
Teaching always felt natural to Jackie and she was quickly teaching full time in many different settings: in group classes at public studios, office classes, colleges and private 121 sessions. She has also taught regular weekend workshops and holiday retreats in Turkey, Egypt, Greece and India.
Jackie’s teaching style is light-hearted, down-to-earth and all about adapting to the individual. She has experienced (and appreciates) many different styles including, Vajrasati, Hatha, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Hatha, Ashtanga and heated styles of Yoga, so prefers to just call her style Yoga that she adapts to what the person or group need. It can be challenging or restorative, but will always have a meditative feeling with a gentle flow to the class. She has helped many people both physically and mentally through their Yoga practise and hopes to continue helping many more!