A Workshop with Jacqueline Purnell

A Class for everyone at the Victoria and Albert Museum by Jacqueline Purnell
1st April 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Jacqueline will be teaching at the V and A on Saturday 1st of April this year.

Contact Jacqueline's assistant Jeremy for details

About Jacqueline Purnell Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance, BWY Dip.

Jacqueline is a BWY Diploma Course Teacher and 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. She teaches at home and abroad.

Jacqueline has been described as a leading innovator in the instruction of Vinyasa Flow Yoga— be prepared to enjoy transformational vinyasa flow sequences to enhance your practice of Flow.

Jacqueline integrates the Breath in synchronisation with the most creative and demanding of Flows.

Also known for her attention to detail and for alignment within flows which ensures full engagement for modern practitioners. Practitioners who wish to go deeper, to really transform their practice into a truly life-transforming practice.

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Sequencing of Vinyasa Flow to Forearm Balance or in Sanskrit "Pincha Mayurasana"

Jacqueline wanted to thank the thirty or so teachers who attended her following workshop it was a lively day and as always the learning was both ways.

Date/Time - 12/03/2016 / All Day
Location
The Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
NR8 5AH Costessey
Norfolk, England
Aims of the Morning

• Instructing Sequencing & incorporating Vinyasa Flows towards Full Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Balance.
• Exploration of the mechanics of asana involved in Forearm Balance and its modifications

Objectives

A workshop for Teachers by Jacqueline Purnell in NorfolkBy 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 Arm Balances.
– To explore the delivery of gateways into the keynote asana within other groups of asana

Objectives

By the end of the afternoon the students will (be able to):
– Reproduce the sequence/Vinyasa Flow moving towards full Forearm balance or a modification
– Utilise their charts to notate preventative practice for protection of vulnerable areas

Teaching Material Used On The Day

Handouts
Interactive handouts
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 a BWY Diploma Course Tutor and 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.

A workshop for Teachers by Jacqueline Purnell in Norfolk

Outline plan for the day

10.00– 10.10 Introduction, housekeeping
10.10 – 11.00 Introduction of various Arm Balances, 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.

Bring your own lunch, mug, colouring pens/crayons paper, yoga props and layers for warmth

Looking for new ways to present challenging postures? Then join Jacqueline on the journey of leading to Inversions.

 

Dear Jacqueline,
I so enjoyed the day with you, and learnt so much.
Julia
Guildford December 2015

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Monday, 01 August 2016 01:01

A Practice for Life!

A Practice for Life!

How can we practice in ways that accommodate our changing needs at different phases of life? After 40 years practice (35 of which teaching), mistakes, joy, some injuries, plus normal wear & tear experienced in a body aged 68 years - I still take great pleasure in my practice, am enthused by teaching and by further studies, and am fit, strong & flexible.

Initially, it’s important to gain insight into certain key principles of alignment, and with beginners, I see this kind of attention to detail as a very necessary phase, primarily to help students develop awareness. As our bodies, circumstances & needs change, so must our practice. But generally, its not uncommon to stay stuck in a particular approach, or remain with a teacher out of loyalty or habit, without re-assessing whether its still appropriate.

In the first 20 years of my classical Hatha Yoga practice, I developed awareness, learned to listen to my body, and developed a great love of chanting & Yogic philosophy. When I took up Astanga in my late 40’s - among many other benefits, I learned the huge value of practising no matter what, no matter how reluctant or tired I was, and as a result I became much stronger psychologically as well as very fit and agile. Unfortunately I also trained myself to override the feedback from my body-mind - in some ways this was marvellous in terms of overcoming long-held negative mental tendencies, but I also lost much of my ability to be intuitively creative & responsive.

Some years ago I took up a very skilfully sequenced form of Vinyasa Flow - Music! Ever-changing flows! It took me right out of the silently beautiful, albeit fixed framework of Astanga into a completely different world where I was invited to practice each move according to how I felt on any given day & in any given moment - ha! - heresy according to the system I’d been practising! But I truly believe that each style - Hatha, Astanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, etc - all have their various benefits and that its up to us, as resident in our own bodies, to learn how best to practice at various different phases of our lives.

AA Practice for Life!s teachers we need to respect the varying needs and capabilities of our students, offer asana variations, and create an enabling atmosphere that allows participants space to adapt. With practice, this teaching method works very well within the context of an engaging, challenging class without disrupting the feeling of flow.

As students practising alone or under the guidance of a teacher, we need to develop confidence to honour our own capabilities in a general class environment, as well as knowing how to subtly & skilfully modify a particular posture(s) to something more appropriate to our own body, without getting flustered or feeling as though we”re being disrespectful to the teacher.

Jacqueline Purnell has event managed a special day of CPD with Jane who will be teaching later this year in London.

Email us at for more details.

Published in Blog
Saturday, 05 December 2015 10:42

A Workshop with Jacqueline Purnell

A Workshop with Jacqueline Purnell


Sequencing of Vinyasa Flow to Forearm Balance or in Sanskrit "Pincha Mayurasana"

Date/Time - 12/03/2016 / All Day
Location
The Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
NR8 5AH Costessey
Norfolk, England

Aims of the Morning

• Instructing Sequencing & incorporating Vinyasa Flows towards Full Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Balance.
• Exploration of the mechanics of asana involved in Forearm Balance and its modifications

A Workshop with Jacqueline PurnellObjectives

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 Arm Balances.
–  To explore the delivery of gateways into the keynote asana within other groups of asana

Objectives

By the end of the afternoon the students will (be able to):
– Reproduce the sequence/Vinyasa Flow moving towards full Forearm balance or a modification
– Utilise their charts to notate preventative practice for protection of vulnerable areas

Teaching Material Used On The Day

Handouts
Interactive handouts

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 a BWY Diploma Course Tutor and 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.

A Workshop with Jacqueline Purnell

Outline plan for the day

10.00– 10.10 Introduction, housekeeping
10.10 – 11.00 Introduction of various Arm Balances, 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.

Bring your own lunch, mug, colouring pens/crayons paper, yoga props and layers for warmth

Looking for new ways to present challenging postures? Then join Jacqueline on the journey of leading to Inversions.


Dear Jacqueline,
I so enjoyed the day with you, and learnt so much.
Julia
Guildford December 2015

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