WELCOME! I’m Jane (Jane Brooks Yoga) and I have been practising yoga for over twelve years. I completed my 200 Hour Power Yoga Teacher Training course with Shanti Power Yoga in London in 2016 (Yoga Alliance affiliated).
My route to yoga came about one day at the gym when I decided to try a yoga class and was instantly hooked. I have always been active and sporty and initially I enjoyed the dynamic power flows but then found myself turning up early to just enjoy some quiet time on my mat and clear my mind before each class. I started taking more classes, trying different teachers and styles and found that it was something I really looked forward to and it gradually became a regular part of my daily life.
It was a few years later that an opportunity came along to train as a yoga teacher and from there I set up my own yoga business and began teaching weekly in-person yoga classes at my local tennis club. However, due to the Covid pandemic in March 2020 I had to stop in-person classes and began to teach online classes via Zoom which I have now been doing more or less everyday since then.
I also completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2020 and added this slower style of yoga to my class schedule.
I play tennis regularly and enjoying walking, running and playing golf - when the weather is good! - and I find that yoga complements these activities well and helps to prevent injury. Yoga has been hugely beneficial to me personally, both mentally and physically, especially when things have not been going well. It keeps my body mobile, strong and flexible and my mind calm. My goal is to see others enjoy the many benefits of yoga, improve their overall health and wellbeing and find joy in regular practice.
I teach a variety of group classes including Rise and Shine morning yoga to wake up the body, more dynamic vinyasa flow classes and also a yin/yang style yoga class. My teaching style is calm and friendly and my classes are open to all levels. I try to incorporate elements of strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation whilst taking time to breathe. I like to finish my classes with a nourishing Savasana or just a few moments of reflection.
I also teach private yoga sessions for any students who are looking for a tailored individual practice.
I have often been told that the hardest part of doing yoga is turning up to the class, so if you can do that then you are most of the way there!