Jade teaches regular yoga classes at Advance Gym in Heswall and at The Yoga Barn Studio in Bebington. This studio is ran by The Well- Being Campus, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to running courses and events for the community in mindfulness and well- being. She is available for private one to one and group bookings and able to create bespoke classes in Yoga, Mindfulness and Reiki healing.
Mindfulness is a practice that brings our attention to the present moment. By learning how to direct our attention to our experiences as they are happening, moment- to- moment, we can begin to respond more effectively to our emotions and thoughts. Stress and anxiety is often caused by thoughts projecting into the future or the past and causing unnecessary worry which depletes our energy.
“To stay present in everyday life, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself; otherwise the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river.”
– Ekhart Tolle
When we are given the tools for mindfulness they can be used at any point in our day to day lives; at work, in the shower, brushing our teeth or any daily activity and can have a positive impact on reducing stress and anxiety.
Jade is co-founder of The Heroine’s Path project which aims to bring women together in self-exploration and connection. The Heroine’s Path encourages us to question and rethink how misdirected and disrespected feminine energy in our society can lead to a scattering of our innate life force and how we may recover it at our own pace. Jade holds women’s red tent gatherings; creating reflective spaces to cultivate vitality, strength, community and a coming home to yourself.
This is a traditional style of yoga that incorporates asana (postures), breathwork, chanting, meditation and relaxation.
The word “Hatha” can be broken down into “Ha”, meaning sun and “tha”, meaning moon. The root of the word Yoga is to yoke or union, therefore uniting the solar (masculine) energies with the Lunar (feminine) energies within us. These practices are designed to restore balance and calm the mind, body and nervous system.
Yoga is non-competitive and can be practiced by everybody, regardless of experience, age or flexibility. It is about turning inwards, finding your centre and responding to the world from this place.
"Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.”
— Rolf Gates
Yin Yoga is a practice of surrender, working deep into the ligaments, joints, fascial tissues and meridians in the energetic body. It gives space and time for us to go inward, holding passive postures for a few minutes at a time and cultivating a meditative state with the breath as the centre.
The concept of Yin and Yang comes from the ancient Daoist philosophy originating in China. The idea is that everything is made up of these two energies and that harmony exists when they are in balance.
Our modern culture promotes a predominantly Yang lifestyle; we work long hours, exercise hard and fast, and socialise excessively and many yoga styles are also very active and Yang in their nature. This can result in illness, burn-out and adrenal fatigue caused by the sympathetic nervous system releasing large amounts of the stress hormone Cortisol. Yin aims at restoring harmony by slowing down and turning inward.
Joining a public group class can often be daunting and can result in moving at a different pace to what your body needs. There are many benefits to taking a private class; clients can find that it helps build confidence and an understanding of the mechanics of the poses in relation to their individual anatomy.
Clients may have an injury or condition that they are working with, others might want to concentrate on relaxation and mindfulness and some might want the emphasis to be on Yogic Philosophy or Reiki healing.
After a consultation via email, lessons will be planned and tailored to suit the needs of the individual or group.
Reiki is a Japanese art of natural healing. It re-directs the universal life-force energy, known as prana or chi, to encourage emotional and physical well-being.
Treatment involves placing the hands over certain areas in the body depending on the individuals needs.
Reiki promotes deep relaxation, boosts the immune system and restores peace and vitality.