Associate Level 1, Yoga Alliance Professionals, Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga
Jake’s yoga journey began in 2010 when he decided to try a yoga class at a local gym. Although he was totally inflexible, and the only guy in the room, Jake’s first teacher changed his life by sharing the magic of yoga. After many years of practice, Jake went on to train as a teacher in the renowned Bristol School of Yoga under Laura Gilmore. Jake’s personal style of yoga continues to evolve and change – as he draws his teaching from the traditional style of hatha, incorporating elements of other disciplines such as vinyasa or ashtanga as appropriate.
Yoga should be for everyone (not just the bendy-wendies of Instagram!), and Jake’s main aim is to hold space for people to come back to their centre and connect with themselves. Variations, modifications, and use of props where appropriate with a focus on safe and stable alignment in postures, make his classes accessible to all. Believing that yoga is just more than a physical practice to train and condition the body, his classes use a mixture of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing awareness) and meditation to bring about space and stillness in the mind.