HI! I'M JADE!
Welcome to my world.
I always think it's super cringey writing about myself in the third person - so I'm not going to do it.
You're here to find out a bit more about me, what Pride Yoga is all about, getting a feel for my teaching style, why I'm here, why I'm a teacher and so on!
I live just outside Bicester in a little village with my Husband Josh, cats Socks & Fudge and dog Layla (Working Cocker Spaniel - she's on Insta @laylacockerspaniel if you like cute dogs)
When I'm not teaching I can be found frequenting yoga studios for my practice, in the woods walking, out exploring new places, ususally with a cup of Earl Grey tea close to hand.
I'm very much a believer in making the most of every single second; we're only on the earth once so let's live life how we want to not how we think we should and stop caring what everyone else thinks.
MY YOGA STORY
I first started practicing yoga in my early twenties.
I was at my absolute wits end - I'd hurt my back falling off a gym rope as a child and actually knocked my pelvis out of alignment. Even into my early twenties I had pain if I stood, sat or walked for too long so was classed as having chronic pain.
I got so frustrated with it and I was living in Milton Keynes and Sweat Studios (who I now teach for - mad, eh?) opened up their Hot yoga studio in town. I went to the first ever class and I've never looked back. My pain was gone in a matter of weeks, I felt less stressed.
Years later, Sweat started training their own teachers and I just thought "I'd love to do that". I was travelling Europe at the time in my Automotive PR job so couldn't commit. And I was gutted.
After a change in circumstances, I signed up for the second intake of teacher training at Sweat with the intention of doing something for myself... and ended up setting up Pride Yoga - taking it full-time in May 2019.
ABOUT PRIDE YOGA
When I decided to start teaching, I thought about what I wanted to say, what I wanted my students to experience and to stand for.
I wanted to provide a community where people can come together to practice yoga. I was playing along the lines of Tribe, Crew and so on... and Josh and I were walking one evening and he suggested Pride.
I would say I'm all about standing up for yourself, holding space, being able to do anything you want to and not letting anyone tell you otherwise.
That reminds me of a Pride of lions; strong, a community, female-led. I also am a Leo and I love cats. And it was perfect.
I'm a huge believer that yoga is for everyone. Age, ability, gender, disability doesn't matter. There's a way for everyone to practice, enjoy it and experience the mental and physical benefits of yoga.
I offer classes in rural areas around Bicester, where the rents are too prohibitive to open a studio, and offer yoga in underserved rural communities.
I offer classes that are accessible - easy to follow, options for modifications if you need them, I try and make yoga fun and enjoyable and let my personality seep into class. Lets face it, it's hilarious watching me saying daft things like put your feet between your toes!
200 Hour Hot & Hatha Yoga - Yoga University & Sweat Studios
Yoga Alliance Professionals
20 Hour Vinyasa Yoga - Yoga University
Yoga Alliance Professionals
Applied Anatomy & Working with Injured Students Workshops - Dr Yogi (Andrew McGonigle)
Hatha Flow & Yin Teacher Workshops - Sweat Studios
20 Hour Inclusive Yoga - Yoga Quota