Jacqui is a Hatha Yoga Teacher based in North Hampshire with a wealth of experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She teaches yoga in and around the Basingstoke area.
She has been involved as a trainer and consultant in the Health and Fitness sector for over 30 years. During this time she was part of a team who set up the first GP referral scheme in Andover. This provided evidence to support that prescribed exercise programmes had a positive impact on improving patients health.
Jacqui started practising Yoga in 2000 to complement her long distance running. She found both the physical and mental benefits enormous. This became a springboard for further study at Roehampton University in 2003, and a qualification with the American College of Sports Medicine. The ACSM specialises in exercise prescription for special populations and medical conditions.
Qualified Yoga Teacher
In 2007 Jacqui started her training with the British Wheel of Yoga on the Foundation Course. She then completed a further three years of training with BWY. She is a fully qualified Yoga Teacher affiliated to The Traditional Yoga Association . She regularly attends external workshops with other schools and recently completed a two week study tour in India.
“The benefits of Yoga are universal. I am constantly amazed and inspired to see students become more flexible, more relaxed with an improved sense of well-being.
We live our lives at such a fast pace. Yoga allows us to slow down, become mindful and experience just being. Not a human doing.
On a physical level we can tone and strengthen our bodies, calm the nervous system and reconnect with our breath.
I have seen “fitness trends” come and go, but Yoga has been here for over 5000 years. It will continue to be here for the foreseeable future.
Yoga can be practised anywhere, and by anybody, it does not require much more than a mat and open mind”
समाधिभावनार्थः क्लेश तनूकरणार्थश्च ॥२॥
samādhi-bhāvana-arthaḥ kleśa tanū-karaṇa-arthaś-ca ||2||
If your practice is aligned with your goal (samadhi). the obstacles along your spiritual path (klesha) will disappear and ultimately you will reach your goal.
yoga sutra patanjali chapter 2