After training and working as a professional dancer in Australia, Asia and Europe for over 15 years, I decided to transition into yoga. I completed the intensive 3-month Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Program in LA in 2012. Since then, I have devoted myself to self-practice, mainly in the style of vinyasa.

I have gained valuable experience in teaching different yoga styles at various yoga schools in London, as well as summer yoga retreats overseas. As a teacher, I draw on a wealth of knowledge about the body and movement through my extensive study of both yoga and dance.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels, providing beginner students with a sound foundation in yoga principles, refining advanced students’ postures, and carefully guiding elderly students and those with injuries or disabilities. In particular, I have learned special skills and perspectives through my work with Blind Aid, a London-based charity for the visually impaired. Check them out here

 

Throughout all my classes, I focus on helping my students to acquire greater understanding of their own bodies, in addition to fostering their love of yoga and movement.

 

Over the years, I have developed my own style, placing great emphasis on a slow and long ujjayi breath, accompanied by slow, controlled and graceful movement. I strongly believe in the importance of a proper warm-up before attempting harder or more advanced poses.

My sequences can be dancelike, but are always safe and biomechanically sound.

 

Music is a vital element in many of my classes. I have crafted playlists to support the ebb and flow, utilising a wide range of music, from classical to electro, depending on the style and level of the class.

I take great pride in my vocation, and I am an attentive, hard-working and mindful instructor. I truly love what I do.

JACQUI

YOGA