My name is Jane and I’d like to share with you the magic of yoga. I founded Yogamagic, having worked as a solicitor for 17 years. I decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue something I truly loved! I’ve not looked back (other than with a great big smile). I trained with Chie Sibbring Yoga Teacher Training and I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
I teach hatha yoga and my teaching style is gentle and nurturing, with a real focus on curiosity and self-enquiry, both of the body and the mind. My first degree was in biology and I am fascinated by the neuroscience behind how yoga works. I truly believe that for any individual to flourish and thrive, whatever their age, their nervous system must feel safe and nurtured. This is the basis of my approach to yoga classes for all ages -nurture, compassion, safety, thrive.
I have particular interest in how yoga can support chronic conditions, including autoimmune and post-viral illnesses. As someone who has dealt with an autoimmune condition for the last twenty years, I have had to learn to recognise the early signs of flare-ups, and then completely slow down. Even too strong a yoga practice can put additional pressure on my nervous system, making matters worse. I am, by nature, someone who loves to be active and on the go, so this has not come naturally to me! However, over time, with patience and kindness to myself, I have recognised that gentle, mindful movement is so important to my healing. I wish to share this experience and knowledge with others.
Since completing my initial yoga teacher training, I have continued to learn and develop my knowledge, with a particular focus on neuroscience and the immune system. I have completed courses on somatic movement, the neuroscience behind why yoga benefits us so much, yoga for the respiratory and immune system, as well as yoga for digestive health.
I also enjoy teaching children and have completed a number of children's yoga courses, including Rainbow Kids Teacher Training and Yoga in Schools. I regularly teach children in schools, including clubs, curricular classes and yoga days. I am a Special Yoga Practitioner for Children with Autism and ADHD and I enjoy working with neurodiverse children in mainstream schools, where for many reasons they so often float around the periphery without the appropriate support, their self-esteem floundering. Through yoga we can teach children self-regulating strategies to support them in the school environment and also help to change negative fixed thought patterns that life and the pressures of school have created and reinforced.
As well as large group classes for adults (both online and face- to-face) and children, I have a small home studio where I conduct intimate group classes (for up to 4 students) and 1 to 1s. I am based in Neston, near Corsham in Wiltshire and teach in the surrounding towns and villages. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a class.