My name is Jane and I’d like to share with you the magic of yoga. I founded Yogamagic in 2018, 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 have two children of my own, Harriet and Joseph. One is a worrier and the other cannot sit still or focus for more than about 2 seconds. It is these differing needs which initially sparked my interest in the huge benefits yoga can have on children and this interest has since grown into my passion. I genuinely wish to provide our children with the tools and skills to assist them with the seemingly ever- increasing stressful environments they encounter in today’s world. It is far better to build strong children than it is to fix broken adults. 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 nutured. This is the basis of my approach to yoga classes for all ages -nuture, compassion, safety, thrive.
Whilst Yogamagic was born very much with children in mind, I also teach adults, having trained with Chie Sibbring Yoga Teacher Training. I am a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals. I have worked in many stressful situations and fully understand that the speed of life can be chaotic and pressurised. However, I have learnt from personal experience that when we show ourselves true compassion and kindness and allow ourselves the time to pause, we are able to move towards finding a greater degree of balance and calm in our daily lives.
Since completing my intial yoga teacher training, I have continued to learn and develop my knowledge. There is just so much fascinating stuff to learn! I have particular interest in how yoga can support autoimmune illnesses, especially digestive health and have completed courses on Yoga for Digestive Health and Yoga for the Respiratory and Immune system, both with Charlotte Watts.
I 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 approriate 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, teens and children, I have a small home studio where I conduct small group classes and 1 to 1s.
Yoga was undoubtedly a lifeline for me during my latter corporate years, as well during those hazy days of having young kids. Not only did yoga help my physical health, it has had untold benefits on my mental wellbeing and how I conduct myself on a day-to-day basis. I can honestly say, I am happier. I am a kinder and calmer person. I have accepted myself and with that self-acceptance, I have lost the need to strive to be something or someone that I am not. I would love to share with you and your children even just a little spark of the magic that yoga has brought to my life. Yoga really is magic.
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.