About Jackie

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Hi. I'm Jackie, a yoga teacher living in south-west London, although currently teaching live-streamed classes to students wherever they have access to broadband. I love city life but also love to spend time out in the fresh air in green spaces.

 

I have been practising yoga regularly for nearly 30 years, taking classes in a number of different styles, and know how much it has helped me through life’s many changes.

Prior to teaching yoga I worked for 38 years in the corporate world, including over two decades in the demanding environment of administration within the financial industry. This gave me first-hand experience of how yoga can aid in managing and reducing levels of stress, as well as helping with focus and concentration.

 

Yoga is for all stages of life. My mother practised for most of her adult life and I had the privilege and joy of attending yoga classes with her when she was in her 80s. It is her influence, as well as the writings of Desikachar, that have shaped my non-dogmatic and inclusive style of teaching.

Teaching PEOPLE, Not Postures
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I teach a number of different styles, as we have different requirements at different times. However, all my classes focus on adapting the posture to fit the individual’s needs, rather than trying to force the body into a prescribed shape.

 

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This is why I have been described as the “Queen of Options”, giving many alternatives for every posture, encouraging students to explore the most effective variation for their own bodies.

I am constantly learning, deepening my knowledge of the rich history and philosophy of yoga, as well as learning as much as I can about our bodies, minds and emotions. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see some of my qualifications, trainings and affiliations.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about my classes, my contact details are:

Tel: 07940 575628

Email: jackie.jjc.yoga@gmail.com

Qualifications

500-hour British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Diploma in Teaching Yoga (a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification).

40-hour BWY Module in Teaching Chair Yoga.

32-hour Certificate in Teaching Restorative Yoga.

Shorter Trainings/Workshops

Accessible Yoga.

Yoga for Dementia.

Yoga for Cancer.

Pregnant Students in a General Class.

Yoga for CFS, Burnout and Long Covid.

Supporting Injured Students.

Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga.

The Many Faces of Dementia (UCL).

General Certifications

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Level 1).

Standard Safeguarding Adults with Dementia.

Introduction to Safeguarding Children (Level 1).

Emergency First Aid at Work.

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA).

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Dementia Friend
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British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) - Registered and Certified Yoga Teacher.

Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) – Registered Yoga Teacher.

The Society of Yoga Practitioners (TSYP) – Practitioner Member.

Lit Yoga – Body-Positive, Fat-Positive, Inclusive and Accessible UK Yoga Teacher.

Local Exercise

Professional Bodies and Listings
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