Jade Franklin

What can people expect ?

My classes continually evolve, but at their core feature a creative flow synchronised with breath, sometimes flowing fast and sometimes slow, finding space within each pose to gain full benefit; stillness, stretch and strength. Insight meditation is taught explicity and woven into the fabric of each practice, with simple breathwork and meditation practice that can be applied in daily life. My intention is that you leave class feeling integrated, revitalised and physically toned, with a greater sense of connection, freedom and balance.

Jade

    Jade's History

    Fourteen years ago in London, I found myself feeling burnt out and unable to find meaning in what I was doing. I knew I needed to make some major changes. A trip to India turned out to be the lightening rod for that change. In Ladakh I took my first meditation retreat. This turned out to be a life-changing experience and I recognised that I was on a completely new path. Curious about the physical side of yoga, in Dharamsala I took my first yoga class. The mental and physical balance that I felt afterwards was simply beautiful and I knew I needed to go deeper.

    Studying yoga and meditation in London, Israel, Spain and India, I have come across many wonderful teachers who have been hugely influential. About seven years ago, responding to an overwhelming pull to share the teachings of yoga and meditation, I started to train to teach.

    I completed Yoga Teacher Training (200hrs) in Goa (India), receiving a traditional Hatha education from Atmarekha (of the Ramakrishna mission) as well as studying Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow with Veronica Aria and Yin Yoga with Anushree Singh. I am registered with Yoga Alliance International.
    I trained as an occupational therapist, making mindfulness the centre of my studies and placements in several London mental health settings.
    Of all the approaches to meditation that I have explored, I have found Insight Meditation (elements of which are today called mindfulness) to be the most powerful and applicable to daily life. I teach what I have learnt in an accessible and practical way.

    After several years experimenting with different styles of yoga, I came to love the creative freedom and physical benefit that Vinyasa Flow can offer. In my classes I like to combine this with a meditation practice that is both explicit at the beginning and end of class, but also woven throughout the practice.

    During my first pregnancy I completed a teacher training course for pre and post natal yoga, along with baby yoga through the BirthLight organisation.

    Qualifications:

    • 200h YTT registered with yoga alliance
    • 50h pregnancy and postnatal though Birthlight

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