“I have known Jess since 2002 as a dedicated and non-dogmatic practitioner. Her wisdom is wide and her spirit is strong. I highly recommend her work as a skilful teacher and an insightful mentor.”—Norman Blair
I take a person-centred, process-oriented approach to
mentoring, using tools from Phoenix Rising yoga therapy, somatic practice
and mindfulness meditation. In this way of
working, the intention is to honour the part of the
mentee that already knows what needs to happen. Sometimes
this means letting go of what we think we know, of our
learned expertise, and trusting our embodied sense of
what comes next.
For me, teaching is a practice in itself, arising out of
the primary foundation of our own daily yoga practice.
It is here, in this foundation, that we
find ways of becoming more present to our own experience,
and so more present to our students. When we work from our own authentic practice, we are
able not just to correct alignment and pass on techniques
but to co-create a practice with our students in a way
that includes all of their humanity on the mat.
I have particular experience as a yoga teacher / therapist in working with:
• Ehlers Danlos / Joint Hypermobility Syndrome,
And can offer specialist mentoring in these areas.
• Autistic / neurodivergent adults,
• Developmental / complex trauma,
|“It is the teacher’s foremost duty to give you back your intelligence, to return you to your heart, to encourage you to access yourself. They do this by being who they really are and by being completely honest and compassionate with you.”