Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you...
Jane has been teaching in Manchester since 2001, when she relocated from Madrid to set up Yogaspace, a studio in Manchester and subsequently, Manchester Yoga Shala, a yoga teachers collective. Her life is firmly rooted in the classical 8 limbed path of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras which present yoga as a way of life, honouring the cultivation of health, harmony and eventually transcendence.
She has been very fortunate to have studied with many inspirational teachers in the West, most influentially, Donna Farhi and she regularly visits India to reconnect to the source of the classical teachings. She has most recently been studying with AG Mohan and his wife Indra in India, after many years of being strongly influenced by their work, she finally experienced their incredible clarity and authenticity first hand and continues to put into practice what she has learnt with them.
Theirs is the yoga of Sri Krishnamacharya via the Yoga sutras of Bhagavan Patanjali. It teaches a simple
and accessible practice which can be applied to the individual for peace of mind and healthy body.
Everyone can practice this form of yoga and the emphasis on individual practice means it is particularly
useful in a therapeutic context. She is also currently involved in ongoing training in Ayurveda under the auspices of Robert Svoboda and the Ayurvedic Institute of Albuquerque and has spent time in India studying and training in therapeutic treatments. Ayurveda supports the journey towards health and peace and along with Yoga is a powerful system of returning body and mind to a balanced state.
Her classes work primarily to liberate the breath thus optimising health on all levels. This is done through integration of breath with gentle vinyasa (sequences), supported restorative postures, pranayama (breathing exercises) and Mantra(sound). She has a strong interest in the therapeutic applications of yoga and combines general classes with one to one sessions as well as working with specific organisations to bring yoga to those who may not otherwise have exposure to it. Yoga should be accessible to all who wish to re capture the "wholeness" of their life and Jane welcomes everyone to her classes regardless of level of physical or mental health.