Namaste, Jenny’s Yoga Loft was founded in 2017 in Polesworth in order to support and foster a sense of mindfulness and peace in the surrounding community. We offer various classes for you to achieve and maintain your optimal health whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The classes we offer are suitable for Men and woman plus we cater for children as well with our kids yoga classes.
My initial experience in yoga was when I was 18 and quite accidently attended a class in a Fitness centre in Middlesex. At the time I wasn’t ready for yoga so I got off the mat and walked out.
However, whilst I was on holiday in Sunny Sri Lanka in my 30ies I once again stumbled across yoga. This time it was being taught by an English gentleman married to a lovely Sri Lankan lady, with an established yoga studio. At the time I was suffering from inflammation of joints, spondylosis on my neck – affecting half of the right side of my body, and sleepless nights due to pain. Due to car accidents I had been left with a weak lower back and two bulging discs on either side of my spine.
I started doing yoga on and off for few years taking it slowly as my joints were stiff and sore. I started to see some results so I officially took the plunge in 2005 to practise on a regular basis. Taking up yoga was a big challenge but with perseverance and regular practise I have managed to achieve the quality of life I wanted. I no longer suffer with some of the ailments I had in the past and since practising yoga I never fail to sleep like a baby – pain free. My teacher encouraged me to take up my Yoga Teacher Training Course so, I can help others.
I am now in my 50’s and I feel strong, healthy and flexible thanks to yoga which has also given me a sense of peacefulness.
- 200 hours – Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training at Int’l Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, London, England.
- 300 hours – Sadhana, Vinyasa and Yin Teacher Training at ULU Yoga, Koh Phangan, Thailand
- 200 hours – Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Iyanger Yoga Teacher Training at Siddhant School of Yoga, Rishikesh, India
- 100 hours – Yoga & Meditation Training at Siddha Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, India
- Reiki Level 1 & II Certificate with Reiki Master Seichem Master Jo Blakey
- Seichem 1 & II Certificates with Reiki Master Seichem Master Jo Blakey
- Diploma – Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Mulliner at Yogakidz, England
- Certificates in – Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding Awareness, Health & Safety Training at Loughborough College, Loughborough.
- Skill Base Achievements – Combined Adult, Baby & Child Basic Life Support
- Workshops – I have undertaken various other yoga related training and workshops over the years, which includes Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha and Vikasa Yoga in Thailand.
When I first started yoga something just felt, ‘right’ and I found myself wanting to discover more and more about the different aspects of this ancient art. After years of practice and attending local courses it eventually led me to do my training in India. After coming back briefly and still wanting more knowledge I went back out again just weeks later. Although my learning didn’t stop there. Each day on and off the mat the journey continues.
My love for yoga is because you get to fully experience the moment just as it is. Every single time I step on to my mat it is a different experience and the moment teaches me something new.
My teaching style continues to change as I grow both as a student and as a teacher. My classes are light-hearted but challenging. You will have time to breathe, feel and savour each and every sensation. The practice will leave you feeling more open in your body and mind. I always finish the class with a grateful heart 😊
I’ve been studying Tai Chi Chuan for over 25 years, my main teachers are Tony Hendrys and John Bethel. The style of Tai Chi I do emphasises martial movements performed fluidly, weapons forms include Staff, Walking Stick, Sword (Jian and Dao), Fan. Also the use of bare handed techniques such as push hands and Da Lui is encouraged.
In my day job I started off as a scientist, working mainly in Forensic and analysis labs. I then became a secondary school teacher in 1999 and have taught science for many years.
I was drawn to Tai Chi as the masters have great abilities that they put down to chi movement and as a rational scientist I wanted to be able to explain this holistic art. I’m still struggling to explain why some areas work for health, but they do.
I discovered yoga over 3 years ago at Jenny’s Yoga Loft and have never looked back 😍 I fell in love with the sense of stillness, while connecting with poses through the breath and being present in the moment.
I passed my 200 hr yoga Teacher Training in August 2020 and will continue to learn and grow, so I can share my love of yoga with others 🙏❤️
I was a regular participant in Pilates classes for a number of years before completing the Level 3 Diploma in Matwork Pilates. My Pilates classes combine traditional matwork exercises, mindful movement & functional fitness whilst being influenced by many years of yoga practice.
I have many years of teaching experience & I am passionate about sharing the benefits of Joseph Pilates’ method of body conditioning with everyone.
“May each of you find safety & happiness in taking class & may you leave feeling physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually healthier so that you can live with ease & realise the interconnectedness of life”.
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