I am Jessica Healy, founder of Jai Mā Yoga UK.
I am a teacher of yoga and massage, and a massage therapist based in South Devon.
I am a Mum of two. As well as yoga and massage, I enjoy dancing, walking in nature and climbing trees. I am currently learning to DJ, as well as studying racism and yoga nidra.
Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development:
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology; PGDip Informal Education (Youth and Community Work)
VTCT Level 3 Diploma Swedish Massage, Anatomy and Physiology; VTCT Level 3 Diploma Indian Head Massage; Reiki Cert. levels 1 and 2; Cert. Hands Free Massage ; Cert. Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear candles); Cert. Advanced Indian Head Massage; Certificate in massage for pregnancy and labour (TEACH therapies); Birthlight Nurturing baby massage; Myofascial release for the pelvic diaphragm (School of Bodywork); Mindful rebozo; Closing the bones massage Level 1 and 2 (Sophie Messager).
British Wheel of Yoga Level 4 300 hour teacher training Certificate, Birthlight Baby Yoga Diploma, SMART Toddler Yoga certificate, Level 3 Advanced Baby Yoga; TeenYoga and mindfulness (30 hour teacher training Nov 2015); Pregnancy Yoga (Yogacampus 30 hour Certificate April 2016); Jivamukti yoga immersion weekend with Emma Henry July 2016 and one day urban retreat with Andrea Everingham Nov 2016; Doug Swenson one day workshops 2015 and 2016. Yoga Camps (Santosa yoga camp 2015, 2016, 2017,2018 Sundara yoga camp 2017, 2018 Surya yoga camp 2016, 2017,2018). Yogacampus Total yoga nidra for children 1 day CPD 2017. Birthlight Well Woman Yoga therapy Diploma , Birthlight postnatal yoga, Birthlight birth preparation .
I am a member of Birthlight ( www.birthlight.com/teacher/jessica-healy ) and adhere to their code of conduct and professional standards, and requirements for continuous professional development every year. I am insured by BGI .
My Yoga Journey
I have been practicing yoga for around 20 years. I have been blessed to discover that becoming a parent has enhanced and deepened my practice of yoga.
I became Mum to a beautiful baby girl in 2010. She inspired me to train as a Birthlight baby yoga and SMART toddler yoga teacher, and brought a new passion for all things pregnancy, birth and baby! I had a baby boy in December 2011. I returned to teaching with him by my side when he was 7 weeks old.
I have attended training courses and CPD days regularly over years -listed above
I trained with British Wheel of Yoga, taught by Tara Fraser, from 2017-18 to get my 300 hour yoga teacher training certificate.
Manchester to Devon
I grew up in Newton Abbot and then spent 19 years in the North West before returning here with my children in 2013. I restarted my business here as well as rebuilding our family life in this beautiful part of the world.
I am also a qualified Youth and Community Worker, and for the 10 years prior to having my second baby, I was working with young people with disabilities and their families, in the voluntary sector and then for Childrens’ Services in Manchester. I have also worked as a residential care worker and a youth outreach project manager.
I am probably at my most fun and carefree when working with babies!…..