With huge thanks to Jacqueline Purnell for championing this day and inspiring Jane to run this day for the first time, Jacqueline is forefront at enticing experts to come forwards and be heard at these wonderful days directed at Teachers to gain their Continuous Professional Development.
Jacqueline asked for a small article and Sarah Galloway attended and has written the following piece on the day:
"Sitting on out mats with Jane Slevin positioned at the centre, we wait in anticipation as to what a practice for life means to us. An IST day, that from the start, sounded intriguing & curious. Jane, a personable & highly experienced teacher of yoga, presents "fascia" a word I wasn't hugely adept with. A network of fibrous connective tissue within the body, weaving our bones, muscles, organs, blood vessels and nerves together. Learning about fascia & how it is vital to consider when teaching our classes & moving our own bodies, to prevent injury and keep us supple, brought an understanding and appreciation, as Jane broke it down in simple terms making it accessible to all.
Jane chanting the yoga sutras in Sanskrit in turn as we lay in stillness in savasana, brought about a sense of peace and referring to them throughout the session gave an greater understanding as they can be difficult to access and relate to for some of us.
Then followed a truly enlightening yoga practise, a combination of Ashtanga & vinyasa flow, to encourage us to go beyond what we already know & are comfortable with in our current practise. Encouraged to tune in and listen to our bodies & use random movements before holding an Asana, put fascia in motion & our bodies and minds working as one. Not putting too much of the thought into what we were doing was key, rather to tap into what our bodies needed & to go with what felt right brought about a feeling of release & newness to the practise.
Yoga nidra to complete the day which left me feeling satisfied & eager to look into the practise of Ashtanga and this idea of moving more before holding the linear postures we have become accustomed to. The title of practise for life became clear, as there is much I would take from the session to use both personally and professionally. A big thanks to Jane who I hope to see at another IST day in the near future."
Jacqueline Purnell Yoga Alliance Teacher E-RYT 500
At Yogashala Ibiza, courses are run by our Founder Jacqueline Purnell, Jacqueline is a highly qualified and experienced yoga teacher. Jacqueline Purnell, British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course Tutor and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher.
Jacqueline has taught yoga for many years all over the world, including training yoga teachers for over 10 years in London and Ibiza. She originally trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Derek Ireland in India.
Jacqueline is qualified to teach BWY Foundation Courses One and Two, is a qualified BWY & Yoga Alliance pregnancy yoga teacher, teaching pregnancy classes, post-natal recovery and baby yoga and a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, having trained with David Life and Sharon Gannon. Jacqueline has also worked with Shandor Remete, having attended teacher training of the Shadow School for over six years. She spent over 8 years as the director of the Apprenticeship Teacher Training at Richmond Yoga in Richmond, Surrey, UK.
In the media, Jacqueline stars in the worldwide best selling book 10 Minute Yoga and the DVD Beyond Dynamic Yoga: The Power of Ashtanga. She has practised yoga on Sky TV and filmed in Ibiza for the ITV1 series Wish You Were Still Here with Judith Chalmer's son Mark Durden-Smith.