ABOUT SHEEPDROVE YOGA
The teaching embraces the many traditions of the huge world of yoga from Ancient times right up to the most recent scientific research on the efficacy of yoga; constantly evolving in order to support each individual.
Iyengar yoga - the world’s most practiced yoga method and known worldwide for its safe, progressive instruction in a wide range of yoga postures and breath control techniques. It was developed and taught by BKS Iyengar who earned worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere with the use of props. Jane was trained as a teacher by Mira Mehta, one of the most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers outside India and recognized as an authority in all its aspects: asana (postures), pranayama (control of your breath), philosophy and therapy. Mira co-authored the classical yoga textbook, Yoga; The Iyengar Way.
Yoga Therapy with Butekyo Breathing - the professional application of principles and practices of yoga to promote health and well being within a therapeutic relationship that includes personalized assessment, goal setting, lifestyle management and yoga practices. Jane has a Yoga Therapy Diploma from Yoga Campus and is registered as a Yoga Therapist with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. Many of the testimonials on this website result from work done during Yoga Therapy sessions. Jane is also a qualified Buteyko breathing teacher and the practice is integrated into her Yoga Therapy practice or a client can request a 1-2-1 session dedicated to Butekyo.
1-2-1 Yoga sessions - group classes are a recent innovation - previously students worked on a 1-2-1 basis with their teacher. In a 1-2-1 session you can try out yoga before your first class or improve your yoga postures after your 10th/100th/1000th class or improve your knowledge of yoga philosophy, relaxation, meditation or controlling your breath (pranayama) or to address a specific health challenge using Yoga Therapy. Due to Covid many regular students have tried out 1-2-1 sessions as an alternative to Group classes and benefited from the focus on their individual needs.
Please pay for your first Yoga Therapy or 1-2-1 Yoga Sessions via the Plans and Pricing page and chat with Jane direct via contact details below to book.
Yoga Nidra - the deepest kind of relaxation – an ancient but little-known yogic practice that is becoming increasingly popular which helps create balance and harmony in the nervous system by quietening the mind. Yoga Nidra is frequently observed as a kind of ‘yogic sleep’ whereas within the state of yoga nidra, you’re further beyond a waking state, past a dreaming state and inside a kind of sleep or very deep meditative state, even though you are truly awake. It often brings immediate physical benefits, such as reduced stress and better sleep and has the potential to heal psychological wounds. As a meditation practice, it can engender a profound sense of joy and well-being. It is a deceptively simple guided practice, taught lying down and can be introduced and practiced in less than 10 minutes. It is now used in the USA across military facilities to manage negative emotions and stress and reduce PTSD symptoms, anxiety, addictions and insomnia as well as in homeless shelters, Montessori schools, hospitals and hospices. Jane trained as a Teacher of Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, co-founders of the Yoga Nidra Network.
Yoga for Pregnancy - pre and post-natal classes and 1-2-1’s are offered on demand to support a woman through pregnancy and birth. Jane trained with Sally Parkes to deliver safe, effective and uplifting classes and 1-2-1’s based on a combination of appropriate anatomy, physiology, asana, pranayama (control of your breath), mudra and relaxation based on the teachings of Yoga. Post-natal classes include gentle exercise rehabilitation to assist postnatal recovery. Please contact us if you are interested in Pregnancy classes.
Meditation and Mindfulness MBSR Courses
Dhyana; the state of meditation is introduced at the start and end of many classes. Once a week there is a meditation practice or MBSR Mindfulness course. Jane has qualified as a MBSR teacher with Mindfulness UK and is completing her Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London. The next 8 Week MBSR course starts on Wed 3 March.
Classes are normally fully equipped in a purpose built cedarwood Yoga Shack equipped with a Yoga Wall with stunning views down the beautiful green and tranquil Lambourn Valley - in light of COVID when face to face classes are permitted - participants are asked to bring as much of their own yoga equipment (at least a mat and 3 large towels/blankets) as possible. It would be hugely appreciated if you could sanitize any equipment you do borrow before and after a lesson with the sanitizer provided.