Jacqueline Purnell is an amazing Yoga teacher and her Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Trainings are excellent.
Exactly one year ago I trained with her.
I called her the yoga lexicon, as she could answer all my questions precisely.
She has a huge knowledge and her softness and motherly way to explain helped me to even reach deeper to the real roots of Yoga.
We had been a strong group of 14 participants 4 of them Doctors.
We also went into the area how Yoga can help with medical issues.
The way she welcomed us in her beautiful Yoga center, close to the sea, we could listen to the waves in our meditations and sunrise and sunset spots, were very close by and I used those places to meditate on my own.
Sol her beautiful husband cooked honest food for us only products from the island.
Jacqueline was every second of the training full there with her beautiful presence, concentration and dedication.
I am travelling the world and I am teaching Yoga everywhere. The last training with Jaqueline gave me such a profound deep knowledge that I finally call myself a YOGA TEACHER.
Also could I connect Jaqueline in the last year with upcoming questions and she would be at my side with her knowledge and she would let me practise what I wanted to teach.
I am delighted I chose Jacqueline Purnell's Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training on Ibiza and I would always do it again and I recommend it to everybody.
Thank you Jacqueline.
"Vinyasa Flow leading to Urdhva Dhanurasana" Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU (BWY South East Region)
YOGA CPD DAY
Venue: Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU
Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017, 1000 till 1600
Organisers: BWY South East Region
Instructor: Jacqueline Purnell
“Our instructor, Jacqueline Purnell, who at once demonstrated a friendly, pleasant & well-informed teaching style. Her awareness of anatomy & physiology was impressive, but she created an atmosphere in which we felt very comfortable & got us sharing our own experience.
You already know everything you need about backbending.’ said Jacqui, ‘Today will be about enhancement.’ She went on to explain that Upward Bow/Wheel/Chakrasana is a Gateway posture & can open up a new dimension of backbending. Her talk was broken up by small group discussions & plenaries. We looked at Precautions, Benefits Postures that can lead up to Upward Bow, Philosophical & Psychological aspects of backbends. We discussed the Psoas at length & Jacqui gave us magnificent handouts of muscles with colouring-in possibilities! The knowledge Jacqui shared entered our bodies as we practised on the mat under her expert guidance.
We had a half hour for lunch & then happily returned to our class, which ended with a lovely guided Relaxation.”
Caroline O’Hagan BWY-0019429
By the end of the morning the students will (be able to):
– Practise a sequence of postures relating to Forearm Balance within various groups of asana
– Utilise their charts to notate their sequencing of Vinyasa Flows and explore creating their own versions
Aims of the Afternoon
– To offer students the opportunity to develop deeper knowledge of the physical foundations of Backbends.
– To explore the delivery of gateways into the keynote asana within other groups of asana
By the end of the afternoon the students will (be able to):
– Reproduce the sequence/Vinyasa Flow moving towards full Wheel or a modification
– Utilise their charts to notate preventative practice for protection of vulnerable areas
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Methods of presenting the subject
Talks & discussions, demonstration, detailed verbal instructions.
Assessment: question and answer, feedback and observation
About the Tutor Jacqueline Purnell ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance, BWY Dip.
Jacqueline is licensed to teach the BWY Foundation Course One and Two. A qualified BWY Pregnancy Yoga teacher, she also teaches pregnancy classes, post-natal recovery and baby Yoga.
Jacqueline has been described as a leading innovator in the instruction of Vinyasa Flow Yoga— guiding teachers and student teachers to create transformational vinyasa flow sequences to enhance their teaching and their understanding of Flow.
Jacqueline integrates the Breath in synchronisation with the most creative and demanding of Flows.
Also known for bringing the seeds of challenging postures alive for modern practitioners. Practitioners who wish to go deeper, to smoothly transform their practice into a truly life-transforming journey.
Outline plan for the day
10.00– 10.10 Introduction, housekeeping
10.10 – 11.00 Introduction of Spinal Extensions Pavanmuktasana,Bandha,Pranayama
11.00 – 11.30 Lecture and Q&A (handouts)
11.30 – 11.50 Tea Break
11.50 – 12.40 Lead asana practice dynamic sequences incorporating pavanmuktasana
12.40 – 13.00 Feedback, discussion, Q&A
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 14.45 Further feedback, practical work with handouts and Q&A
14.45 – 15.30 Lead asana practice facilitating safe techniques to develop towards keynote posture
15.30 – 16.00 Evaluation questionnaire (given and collected by host),
Other information and what to bring with you on the day.
Bring yoga mat and wear appropriate clothing.
Also bring a belt, yoga blocks and a blanket for relaxation.
Clothing wear layers for warmth.
Looking for new ways to present challenging postures? Then join Jacqueline on the journey of leading to extensions.
I so enjoyed the day with you, and learnt so much.
Guildford December 2015
There are many positives and many negatives to virtually every situation in our lives. This can be particularly true when looking at the area of education.
The whole question of education is coming under the spotlight.
While it is important that we look closely at any potential consequences to our actions and choices, with regard to life long learning we tend to find that our life seems to be more pleasant and our health and productivity tend to improve when we do our utmost to adopt an optimistic outlook. We would like to share our positive feelings for the future.
To quote Dr. Ruth Gilmore who has been a great inspiration to our teaching and our Courses. Particularly with regard to our emphasis and focus on Anatomy and Physiology.
“Our mind and body are the two sides of the same coin”.
Dr. Ruth Gilmore
We believe Anatomy and Physiology to be that basis of everything we seek to create with you and fundamental to those wishing to become a safe, interesting and ever evolving teacher of Yoga.
At Yogashalaibiza we strive to ensure the teaching and learning experience for our students continually improves.
We strive to offer fair and impartial opportunities for student feedback on our Courses and we have an official complaint process. We have also offer Continuous Professional Development opportunities.
All of these are in place to ensure that we continue to evolve in ways that not only prepare our graduates to teach, also to bolster our ability to continue to support our students when they take their knowledge and experience gained from the Course out into the world.
Because of our own experience with family members who have been diagnosed within the dyslexia continuum, we have from the outset wanted to make our Courses accessible and practical in nature.
Today the UK Universities are in the mainstream news media, regarding a new assessment of teaching standards by the government of the UK.
The basis for the new assessment has been unveiled, and we are being introduced to the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
There is a Gold, Silver and Bronze award within the Framework.
Looking at The Independent: “Britain's elite universities are failing to achieve teaching excellence, official rankings have revealed, as the Government publishes its first major assessment of teaching standards in higher education.
More than half of Russell Group institutions – traditionally considered to be the best in the country – did not score a gold rating after entering the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).”
According to The Independent newspaper today of the 21 Russell Group universities that took part, just eight (38 per cent) were given a gold rating, including Oxford and Cambridge; 10 (48 per cent) were awarded silver and three (14 per cent) achieved a bronze.
Again The Independent states:
“The University of Portsmouth, Coventry, De Montfort University and Bangor are among those awarded gold status, despite sitting further down in traditional university league tables.”
Professor Dominic Shellard, vice chancellor of De Mortfort, said the results illustrated “a real watershed moment for British universities”.
“To me, the TEF really demonstrates the passing of the old guard and the ushering in of a new hierarchy,” he told The Independent.
It seems the world of education is being turned upside down, which we rather welcome!
This has sparked new debate over teaching and learning opportunities and fee structures, which are always a hot topic here at Yogashalaibiza. We are restructuring our own fee system to be more adaptable for our students. Here at Yogashalaibiza we are so pleased to say that we are now embarking on a new phase for the future.
Again it is with great thanks to all of our students and Teacher Training and Module students who have worked with us here at Yogashalaibiza over the last (nearly 10) years. As we have always said education is always a two way process and we give heartfelt thanks to all who have been involved with us and especially to the local Spanish families who we work with and we hope to continue to find new ways to support you into the future.
Jacqueline is teaching a BWY In Service Training Day in Surrey in early September we will blog about it shortly.
Watch this space for more news as we move forwards.
The Telegraph newspaper in the UK reveals the dozens of neonatal maternity units which have been closed or downgraded since 2010 and the dozens more now under threat.
The move is towards more units being guided by midwives and more home births brings a new tradition being ushered in.
The skills given in the Prenatal and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga are so key as it becomes more and more important to guide mothers towards healthy and happy home births.
Trimester specific training in Asana and much much more vital information regarding the lifestyle of the Pregnant woman and to take her through the first six months after the birth.
Trust in the experts.
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The event for Jacqueline Purnell to teach at the Victoria and Albert Museum only went up last night and sold out overnight.
If you would like to join the waiting list for Saturday 1st April class do click here to register.
So many amazing exhibitions running and Jacqueline Purnell will be available to answer questions at the Victoria and Albert Museum after the class.
Any questions you have regarding SUP yoga Teacher Training launching spring 2017.
Also the Prenatal Teacher Training and 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance and advanced Teacher Training.
Or to simply join us for a Boot Camp Holiday come and connect.
Exciting times ahead at www.yogateachertrainingibiza.com
Jacqueline Purnell is continuing to champion experts in the field of Yoga to deliver their expertise to existing teachers and student teachers for 2017 and beyond with exciting new course content. The London venues have been hand chosen by Jacqueline and she continues to create close relationships with the personnel at these beautiful and comfortable yoga homes. The following venue Jacqueline visited while it was still a building site and she had to don a hard hat and "visualise!".
Michaela has been practicing yoga and working with people to help them cope with the day to day stresses of daily life for over 20 years.
Her desire to train as a Yoga Alliance USA 200 hour teacher arose because of her own profound physical and mental benefits gained through practicing yoga, which she wanted to share with others.
She is also trained in holistic health & nutrition, massage and Kundalini Yoga Level 1.
Michaela enjoys implementing the broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology passend on to her by her teacher Jacqueline Purnell in her yoga classes adapting the practice to students, not the other way around. At Yogashala Ibiza she also realized the importance of assisting
her students connect to their breath.
She is inspired by her continual international education in various styles of yoga, and teaches Hatha and Vinyasa classes. Michaela teaches in German and English.
YOGA CPD DAY AT THE LIGHT CENTRE
Venue: The Light Centre, 114 London Wall, City of London
Date: Saturday 23 July 2016, 1000 till 1600
Organisers: BWY London
Instructor: Jacqueline Purnell
It was fine weather & The Light Centre is a short distance from Moorgate Underground & relatively easy to find, as many nearby their buildings have their numbers on the door. The Light Centre is modern, clean & very attractive. A receptionist was on duty & we found the room easily because it was signposted & labeled. There was a kettle & a great range of teas & nice biscuits & so forth. Yoga mats, bolsters & blocks in tasteful colours abounded in every room!
Anthony Grover, who is also national treasurer of BWY, introduced our instructor, Jacqueline Purnell, who at once demonstrated a friendly, pleasant & well-informed teaching style. Her awareness of anatomy & physiology was impressive, but she created an atmosphere in which we felt very comfortable & got us sharing our own experience.
‘You already know everything you need about backbending.’ said Jacqui, ‘Today will be about enhancement.’ She went on to explain that Upward Bow/Wheel/Chakrasana is a Gateway posture & can open up a new dimension of backbending. Her talk was broken up by small group discussions & plenaries. We looked at Precautions, Benefits Postures that can lead up to Upward Bow, Philosophical & Psychological aspects of backbends. We discussed the Psoas at length & Jacqui gave us magnificent handouts of muscles with colouring-in possibilities! The knowledge Jacqui shared entered our bodies as we practised on the mat under her expert guidance.
We had a half hour for lunch & then happily returned to our class, which ended with a lovely guided Relaxation.
Caroline O’Hagan BWY-0019429
"I had lived and worked in London for 7 years Marketing and Events, investing everything I had into my job. I moved to Sydney after working on the 2012 Olympics because I wanted to get out of London and it was there that I discovered a new way of living. I believe that environments can shape us and I was in the most beautiful environment; Ocean views, sunshine and beaches.
I lived in Sydney for 18 months waking up every day grateful for the ocean views, sunshine and beaches, and discovered some amazing yoga studios and coastal runs, pretty soon fitness became a bigger focus for me than it had been for many years. The long hours and travelling for work over time had seen me prioritise my job rather than my well being.
I realised I wasn’t I wasn’t fulfilled anymore, despite the beautiful surroundings, being passionate is really important to me, I’ve never been able to just sail through a job without actually being able to care about the outcome and if I could make a difference.
My mum was coming to visit me in Sydney, I’d decided that I needed to go home and address the issues I was having but before we left we took a road trip to Byron Bay. Torrential rains every day meant that the nearest and best activity to do was a 90 minute yoga session every day in a leaky tipi tent run by Vita Yoga. Those 90 minutes every day for a week gave me perspective. I had practiced yoga for years and loved how it had physically made me feel but that week I finally genuinely connected with the mental benefits and I would leave practice feeling full of love, gratitude and happiness, despite the huge unknown waiting for me when I got home. It was there I made the decision that I wanted others to experience how yoga had made me feel for themselves.
I came home and within the first week found a studio in Guildford I really enjoyed attending – Red Hot Yoga. That made all the difference, connecting with another environment that lifted me the moment I walked in.
I took what I knew would be my last event freelance job that summer and used the money to invest into the Yoga Shala course in Ibiza, I just wanted to take the leap and be 100% invested.
The 3 weeks were hugely intense, we were exhausted but elated and blessed to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and an open air space to practice. The 8 others on my course were hugely focused too and we supported each other day and night to get through the challenges, the exams and the physical exhaustion.
Within a week of landing back I had an interview with a local yoga studio, Akram in Woking, it’s a haven, set in a town centre but when you’re in there you feel a million miles away from anywhere. I now teach 3 classes a week for them, and have regular students. Receiving a positive comment from a student after a class leaves you floating on air for days, I really just try to relax them, to help make them understand there doesn’t need to be an expectation or pressure but to enjoy their practice.
To help support my income I took a part-time Educator role with Lululemon yoga/fitness clothing brand, so I’m now surrounded by even more yogis and inspirational teachers, and then a few months later I’ve become braver and set up my own classes. I now teach hip hop yoga in Balham every Sunday (inspired by a class I took in Boston!) and have two classes in a converted barn in Dorking on a farmland occupied by emus and chickens – being close to nature and the clean air is amazing for meditation.
I meet up with fellow teacher and all round fitness guru Claire Donnelly from my Yoga Shala course every week for coffee and we share our teaching stories and two other girls Lara and Ivy, also from Yoga Shala, have been coming to my Balham classes. I feel very blessed to have met them all.
Yoga has become the love of my life and although teaching is challenging and every week there could be a confidence crisis – I’m told by even the most experienced that this still happens no matter how long you teach for however, It all becomes worth it for that feeling at the end of class when you ask your students to open their eyes, and you can offer a huge smile before saying “Namaste” because you can feel something positive has just happened, there’s nothing like it."
YSI RE-LAUNCH PARTY
We’ve been having an amazing response from our newsletter and recent blog posts for those of you interested in coming to our FREE CLASSES and to book our 3-FOR-2 PRIVATE CLASSES this summer. Everyone seems to love our new logo and the new website will be up soon. To celebrate all of these amazing changes we’d like to invite as many people who are on Ibiza as possible to our OPENING PARTY.
This will be taking place from 3.45pm onwards at the Garden of Joy in Cala Llonga, a perfect opportunity for those of you who don’t already know where we are to get familiarised with the location before all our classes start to kick off! We will be having drinks and nibbles in the beautiful space, and you can see where you’ll be practicing yoga with us in the weeks to come. It will be the perfect opportunity to meet Jacqueline or any of the YSI team of teachers for any questions that you may have. If you’d like to come along and join us, send us a message on Facebook or to
Just to remind you that the FREE CLASSES at the Garden of Joy are happening 3.45-5.30pm on these dates:
• 1st-8th May
• 29th May – 12th June
If you came to all of them, it stacks up to 400 euros worth of yoga!
And also that the 3-FOR-2 PRIVATE CLASSES at your apartment, villa, yacht, or at our own Garden of Joy are running all summer long. To get booked in contact
CONTINUING EDUCATION AS A YOGA TEACHER WITH YSI
To all yoga teachers out there we’d like to remind you that here at YSI we can help all the RYT (Registered Yoga Teachers) complete their Continuing Education hours. These hours are necessary to complete every three years to maintain your registration and continue to grow your yoga knowledge and teaching skills. Jacqueline is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) currently registered with Yoga Alliance and so has the authority to allow you to continue your journey as a yoga teacher.
What are the Continuing Education requirements set by Yoga Alliance USA?
Every three years from your initial date of registration teachers must submit a minimum of:
• 45 hours of yoga teaching
• 30 hours of yoga training
o At least 10 training hours must be Contact Hours
o No more than 20 training hours may be Non-Contact Hours
With Jacqueline acting as your Continuing Education Provider, she can sign off your completed hours in your involvement here with Yoga teacher training and Workshops. She can also sign you off on your reading of educational yoga books and you may receive mentoring from her.
13th April 2015