Yoga with Jen Hamilton

Teaching Approach

I have been practicing yoga since I was 16 and teaching yoga for over 25 years.  I draw from extensive training both in the Yoga and Fitness Industries where I have had a full time career for 30 years, both teaching and training teachers.

I provide innovative, purpose-driven Yoga sessions based on science, research and the rich traditions of Yoga along with many years of experience with groups and individuals.
My intention is to help build awareness, empowerment, resilience and positive outcomes for health.

My skill lies in being able to translate anatomical knowledge into somatic ‘felt’ experiences providing the necessary self awareness for beneficial change.  Through inner sensing, deep listening and responding we can provide the conditions within the body & mind for releasing tensions, healing and thriving.

You can expect slow, breath centred, anatomically focused classes that offer an exploration of movement where you can investigate, adapt and evolve your practice to honour your individual needs and anatomy.

MIND-BODY INTEGRATION : The Pillars of my Teaching

Self Compassion and Self Acceptance – the foundation to any inner work and all yoga practice. This is a ‘soft’ process of accepting our actual, present-moment experience and all of the parts of ourselves.

Conscious Movement –  Our nervous systems need and love novel movement that challenge the mind and body. My classes aim to ground and move the body in different planes and patterns with variety in fluidity and form. This variation and freedom in asana extends our movement capacities stimulating the brain and body for better function as well as opens blocked mental, emotional, and physical energetic pathways.
You will increase stability, mobility, strength, self awareness and mental/emotional balance.

Conscious Breathing and Relaxation – One of the fundamental teachings of yoga is that our breath mirrors our nervous system and emotional state and by changing our breath patterns we can, at a deep level change the way we feel. Classes include conscious and deliberate awareness of breathing to soothe (or stimulate) the nervous system, inducing a complete physiological and psychological shift.

Self Awareness – Yoga’s purpose is to bring us ‘home’ of our natural undivided state of pure awareness. By being aware of our thoughts, feelings and bringing acceptance to our entire ‘messy’ human experience we can choose to be more conscious of the way we live and thereby reduce suffering.

I believe humour and laughter is good medicine, stillness and silence is so very necessary and yoga is a sacred refuge for our busy and sometimes messy lives.

I look forward to sharing the practice with you.

Jen x