YOGA

UNION OF BODY, SOUL, SPIRIT AND MIND

 
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Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. 
Yoga can help improve physical strength, balance and flexibility, improve sleep, enhance spiritual well-being, boost digestion, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

ASHTANGA YOGA

YOGA IS A WAY OF LIFE. IT IS ABOUT THE UNION OF BODY, SOUL, SPIRIT, AND MIND.

If you want to reap all the benefits and achieve balance, consider practicing one of the oldest forms of yoga, Ashtanga yoga.

Ashtanga focuses on poses that are connected through breath and movement, and comes with plenty of other benefits, helping you to lead a healthy, happy and fulfilled life.

CHAKRA YOGA

EXPLORE AND IGNITE YOUR CHAKRAS!

Are you seeking clarity on your path? There has never been a better time to step into your fullness of being, to reconnect to your higher self.

The chakra system is a rainbow bridge that reconnects heaven and earth through the core of our very selves and reconnects ourselves to this glorious world we have inherited.

 
Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.
 
It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Practicing yoga comes with many benefits for both mental and physical health. 
 

MY APPROACH

Applied

I take an applied approach in my classes, encouraging my students to practice mind-body wellness on and off the mat.

I teach you the Why behind the How, give you tips and techniques that you can apply in your everyday life.

Embodied

Yoga is about the mind-body connection. Building strength, balance and flexibility outside and in, balancing effort with surrender.
Alignment cues will bring you into your body to cultivate interoception.

Anatomy tips and techniques to enhance your practice, so you learn to practice on your own.

Accessible

Anyone can learn yoga, regardless of age or health status. It's about meeting yourself where YOU'RE at, and going from there.

To ensure classes suits your level of experience you will be guided through each and every posture, and variations will be offered.

Traditional

Classes can include breathwork (pranayama), mudra, mantra and meditation, weaving in yogic philosophy around the path to self-realisation.

Ultimately you have to do the work, but if I can help you take the first step, I am blessed! 

 
 

Facts About YOGA

1. Decreases Stress

Studies show that yoga can help ease stress and lower your levels of the stress hormone cortisol, the primary stress hormone. 

2. Relieves anxiety

Yoga emphasizes the importance of being present in the moment and finding a sense of peace, which could help treat anxiety.

3. Improves Heart Health

Alone or in combination with a healthy lifestyle, yoga may help decrease risk factors for heart disease.

4. Improves Quality Of Life

Practicing yoga can help to balance your mood, reduce fatigue, reduce pain, whilst also improving levels of invigoration, acceptance and relaxation. 

5. Helps Fight depression

Yoga is able to decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that influences levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter often associated with depression

6. Promotes Sleep Quality

Yoga has been shown to increase the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness. Yoga also has a significant effect on anxiety, depression and stress — all common contributors to sleep problems.

7. Improves Flexibility & Balance

Practicing just 15–30 minutes of yoga each day could make a big difference for those looking to enhance performance by increasing flexibility and balance.

8. Improves Breathing

Pranayama, or yogic breathing, is a practice in yoga that focuses on controlling the breath through breathing exercises and techniques. Most of my yoga classes incorporate breathing exercises. Improving breathing can help build endurance, optimize performance and keep your lungs and heart healthy.

9. Increases Strength  

In addition to improving flexibility, yoga is a great addition to an exercise routine for its strength-building benefits. There are specific poses in yoga that are designed to increase strength and build muscle.

 
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After the class, I felt so relaxed, and my body was beaming, as if it wanted to say to me, “Thank you! Finally!” I look forward to going again, and would definitely recommend Jess and her classes to anyone.

Rita Hooper

Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation

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"Perfect Yoga Class"

Jess was super friendly and easy to follow. The class flowed nicely covering a broad range of skills. I left feeling amazing. Highly recommend.

Leane Tilley

Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation

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Had a lovely time with Jess in her Meditation class, highly recommend. Jess is a wonderful presence to be with and a lovely teacher. It is clearly her passion.

Sara Lucas

Meditation

YOU'LL BE LEARNING WITH ME - JESS HOLLIDAY 

Hi! I’m Jess,

 

I am a certified Yoga Breathing Coach, Yoga & Meditation teacher and entrepreneur. In a previous life, I worked in Luxury & Fashion Marketing in the UK for 15 years, transitioning into Mind-Body Wellness in 2016. 

I tried my first yoga class on a trip to India, and something just clicked. I’d worked out in the gym before doing cardio and weights, but yoga brought me into my body in a completely different way. I continued to learn yoga, meditation and breathing throughout India, Nepal, Guatemala and Peru, and I qualified as an Ashtanga Yoga instructor in India in 2017. 

Yoga increased my strength, balance and flexibility, increased my self-awareness, reduced my stress response, and I sleep like a baby. It didn’t happen overnight, but my life has changed forever and it continues to evolve. I’m in better condition mentally and physically than I was in my 20’s. My passion is to teach and empower you with the tools, space and support they need to bring out their best. 

For me, Yoga is about the mind-body connection. Building strength, balance and flexibility outside and in, balancing effort with surrender. My classes combine dynamic vinyasa flows with emphasis on alignment, philosophy, breathing and meditation.

 

Want me to show you how? Get in touch and let’s see how we can work together to integrate this practice into your life.

CREDENTIALS: 130hr Chopra Centre Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher, 75hr Bodhi Level 1 Meditation Mentor, 15hr YACEP Yoga Teachers College® YogaBody Breathing Coach, 200hr RYT Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Certified.

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