Jane has been a yoga student for 19 years, and teaches her creatively sequenced, accessible classes with humour, energy and a sense of playfulness. Every class is multi-level and body-positive, designed to be open to any and all yogis regardless of age, injury or experience. As a sound therapist, music plays an important part in Jane’s classes, each of which is carefully themed to help educate students in yoga philosophy, ayurveda and cosmology as well as supporting their physical progression. Jane’s classes are rooted in the understanding that our movement practice is just one of 8 limbs – part of a journey to meditation, self-awareness and higher consciousness that is available to everyone.
Jane has trained in Vinyasa, Rajadhiraja and Ashtanga Yoga and has just completed an advanced qualification in her first love – Rocket Yoga, a modern approach to an ancient practice. She is a trained gong practitioner and is accredited by the College of Sound Healing and Yoga Alliance (RYT300).
Jane teaches Rocket Yoga, 7pm Thursday
Leave your preconceptions at the door! This is a class for everyone, including beginners.
The Rocket method was specifically designed by Larry Shultz to make the point that physical perfection and pretzel shapes are not the objectives of yoga! Instead, we seek to share what we love – getting on the mat and moving in pursuit of meditation. This class is composed of sequences and flows that help us to fly and float through our mat time with confidence and joy, regardless of our experience or flexibility. It can feel powerful and challenging – but only if you choose it. Emphasis is placed upon embodying a personal practice, focusing on listening to what you and your body needs at any given time, rather than on achieving perfection in a particular posture or shape.
The Rocket is rooted deep in tradition, and is all about respecting the benefits and philosophy of a classical yoga practice, balanced with just a dash of rebel spirit to adapt it for the Western body, mind and lifestyle.
Jane also leads monthly Gong Immersion Sessions
Friday September 13, October 11, November 29 & December 13, 730pm
Sound is one of the oldest healing tools on the planet, and the power of the gong has been documented for thousands of years across many ancient civilisations. In our modern world, sound immersions can support improved sleep, facilitate meditation, and create a balanced state for self healing on physical, mental and emotional levels.
After opening with a gentle guided meditation, we melt into our mats, cocooned in warmth, preparing to receive the sounds of the gongs and some accompanying shamanic and tribal instruments. During the sound, our brainwaves shift frequency, disconnecting our mental chatter and allowing us to descend into a deep trance-like meditation state where relaxation and release can occur. The vibrations of the gongs help to rebalance and tune our bodies at a cellular level, and the deep personal space we find ourselves in creates a wonderful environment for reconnecting with our path and purpose.
Gong Immersion is open to all and no physical activity is required. Please contact Jane in advance of booking if you are pregnant, or have a pacemaker or hearing aid fitted.