Saturday Morning Hatha Yoga Class

I am pleased to be able to offer a Saturday morning class at X10 Fitness in Kingsteignton 9.45-11am weekly

This is hatha yoga, which means it includes asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mudra (energetic seals and gestures) and bandha (internal lifts, similar to what some call ‘core work’, working from the inside!).

As well as building up to flowing sequences, we spend time exploring postures and ways of freeing , mobilising and stabilising the body. In this way, you arrive home in your body, and learn to work with it. The reason we do asana (postures) is to keep prana moving in the body enabling us to live life fully, learn to free up stuck energy, and therein transforming us on many other levels. The ultimate goal of yoga is transformation!

We have some time for seated meditation/ mindfulness , which I guide you through to make it effortless and comfortable.

I am qualified through the British Wheel of Yoga (300 hrs) (www.bwy.org.uk)

I have a good awareness of promoting trauma- sensitive, mental health- aware yoga. Please feel free to contact me in advance to discuss any worries or queries. jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

I will make every effort to adapt the class for disabilities. The studio is upstairs. Please feel free to contact me in advance to discuss any access requirements. jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

Please discuss any specific needs with me before class

We work on a particular theme for around 8 weeks, recent themes have been finding balance, backbending and cleansing practices, inversions, and finding stability.

More info click here

I have a special Autumnal Yoga evening coming up on Fri 25th Oct in Ogwell: email to book jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

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Yoga for Young People / Teens

I am qualified and insured to teach 11-18 year olds and can offer yoga sessions or courses for children and young people within your school, youth, dance or sporting setting. These can be taster sessions, or can be focused on a specific goal such as reducing exam stress levels, promoting flexibility, learning meditation skills.

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Why choose me to teach your young people yoga?

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community work (Informal and Community Education) from St Martins College, Lancaster, 2004.
  • Experience in working with young people, and running youth outreach projects (sexual health, young people with Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Mum to two children and numerous qualifications as yoga teacher
  • Completed Teenyoga (www.teenyoga.co.uk) teacher training course in Totnes in November 2015, with Helen Clare (www.helenclareyoga.com).

Please contact me for bookings and additional information

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New course dates for Baby Nurture and Baby yoga in Newton Abbot

Baby Nurture (for babies aged approx 2 weeks to 3 months)

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4 week course Mondays 14/10-4/11/19

5 week course Wednesdays 30th Oct- 27th Nov

6 week course Mondays 11th Nov – 16th Dec

11.15am-12.45pm, Denbury Rd, Ogwell. £35 (full address sent on booking)

What are Baby Nurture Classes? Click here

Book for this course: email me jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

Baby yoga (for babies aged approx 3 months to fully mobile)

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4 week course FRIDAYS 1st-22nd Nov 11.15am-12.30pm, X10 Fitness, Kingsteignton £36

Find the venue click here

What are Baby Yoga classes? Click here

Book this course email me jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

These courses are really popular , I believe because they offer something unique amongst all the activities available for babies these days! A combination of the Birthlight approach to gentle parenting, my massage background, and my training as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher, means that I am uniquely able to guide the sessions to meet both Mums’ and babies needs.

My philosophy: You already have everything that your baby needs for optimum development: for sensory stimulation, we are beautifully designed to both stimulate our babies with our rhythmic voice, breath and movement; and to notice when they are overstimulated and provide the appropriate response! Connected and responsive parenting is at the heart of this approach. No external stimulus can possibly replace or better this! It is so joyful to see your baby’s response when you sing to them, do an action rhyme together, use yoga breathing and sounding, or move over them or with them! There are so many ways to do these things within the classes, and you will develop a toolkit of things to try at home to brighten your days together!

I have taught Mum and baby yoga for 9 years, Baby Nurture for 5 years, and I am a trainee course tutor for Birthlight (delivering the training for new teachers).

When i receive your booking I will send out an info sheet with directions, what to bring etc .

For any other enquiries contact me jess@jaimaayoga.co.uk

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Spring Baby Yoga special session

Pregnancy Yoga now twice a week in Kingsteignton

Now Thursdays 7.15-8.30pm AND Saturdays 11.15am-12.30pm

@X10 Fitness, Kingsteignton

This class is suitable for women who are around 14- 41 weeks pregnant! NO yoga experience is necessary. Pregnancy is a magical time to discover yoga; learn to feel at home and comfortable in your body and with your breath, relax deeply, feel part of a supportive circle of other women, and find both your power and your softness in this incredible pregnant body! Click here for more info. Email me to book and an info sheet will be sent to you (including how to find venue, what to bring etc).assist hips 2 I also run birth preparation sessions for you and your birth partner. Next date 20th Oct: click here for more info

Yoga from birth to adulthood in Teignbridge!

2019’s timetable is now up! There are yoga classes for newborns, babies, tots and toddlers, pregnancy, and adults.

Venues are around Newton Abbot: Ogwell, Kingsteignton and Bovey Tracey. Click on the menus and timetable for more info.

I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Happy New Year

Jess xx

New Year, New everything!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and a great 2019!

I have been busy over the festive break, changing my name from “Jess Yoga and Wellness” to “Jai Mā Yoga”, finding new venues and times for all classes, and even having a bit of family and chill time!!

The new name is to mark my finishing my British Wheel of Yoga 300 hour yoga teaching certificate. Jai Mā is Sanskrit for , roughly translated, “in praise of the Universal Mother!”. (There is never just one interpretation of Sanskrit.) This actually refers to Mothers in a broad sense , so the archetype of the Divine Mother , Mother Earth, and actual Mothers and Mothers – to- be, who I particularly love to work with!

So, I am very pleased to publish my new timetable and newly updated website, and share the new venues for my classes, X10 fitness in Kingsteignton and Pretzel Studio in Bovey Tracey! Click on the meus for more info.

Jess xx