My style of teaching...

A dedicated practitioner for the past 10 years, I have explored Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Rocket, and Yin Yoga styles and completed corresponding certifications. In my last five years as a teacher, I have taught over 2,500 hours of classes and developed the knowledge and confidence to create and lead beautiful, well designed classes and retreats.

Always set to a consciously-curated, ‘groovy’ playlist, my classes combine fluid movement with static core-driven holds and playful inversions. Classes are challenging, but always open and welcoming to all levels. 

You won’t hear me recite passages in Sanskrit, and I won’t ask you to push your body into places it doesn’t want to go. I do not believe one way is the right way and I always emphasise that we are all very different bodies on very different journeys.

 What I will offer you is a safe space in which you can breathe. I will guide you through sequences designed to challenge and sometimes frustrate you, in order to remind you that you’re the keeper of your own headspace. In my classes it is not about whether you can touch your toes or balance on one finger; it is about staying present and letting go.

There are plenty of opportunities to practice with me, but the most accessible is The Library, my on-demand subscription platform. I would love to have you be part of the community.

Until then.

My style of teaching...

Growing up, I was certainly not what you would call “zen.” I had a difficult childhood, harbored a lot of shame about it used various coping strategies that always had negative effects on my overall wellbeing. Eventually, my self-destructive nature led me into a dark relationship. It was then that I stumbled into my first yoga class.

I remember it clearly - we left our shoes by the door, and I was enthralled by the silence. It was the first time I was forced to listen to my own thoughts and I quickly became very overwhelmed. Then the teacher began speaking. Knowing that we were probably all falling victims to our minds, she told us simply to ‘let it go’.

I felt like she was talking directly to me. As though she knew I was exhausted. As we moved through the postures, I found that I struggled mostly with my balance. However, as I continued going to class it became clear that the imbalance came from deeper within. Yoga became my new coping strategy, the mechanism which moved my life forward, and soon thereafter my attitude began to change. 

I began to heal, and truly tried to connect with myself and those around me. I let go of the negatives. I started to get to know myself, and in the pursuit of more answers, I began to travel. It was only fitting that my love of travel led me to a kinder love for myself, which led me to a deep love for another, which led me to India to study yoga.

It's been a whirlwind of learning since.

I am still humbled every time I see familiar faces in class and overjoyed when someone tells me I am their favourite teacher. I am forever committed to this journey of self-discovery and grateful to pass my learnt knowledge on.

My best piece of advice: If you too are looking for answers, but don’t know where to start - grab a mat.

J x