Jessica

Yoga Teacher: Jessica

Training: Hatha Yoga (Scaravelli -influenced), Relaxed birth and parenting, hypnobirthing

Contact: jessica@yoja.co.uk

Jess AdamsJessica Adams (www.yoja.co.uk) has practised yoga since childhood. Growing up in the company of circus and theatre performers, and with a love of dance, she has always been inspired by the beauty of the human body. She began to develop her own hatha and asthanga yoga practice in her teens and twenties, when it provided an essential grounding and softening practice. Her love of physical movement and yoga continued to flourish into her early professional life as a health, fitness and adventure sports journalist and author. After experiencing the power of yoga during the births of her two sons, yoga became Jessica’s focus and passion. Meanwhile, yoga continues to compliment her running, swimming and mountain biking – and surfing when family life allows!

Jessica has been teaching yoga for seven years and continues to practice daily, as well as committing to ongoing study, and attending workshops and training with teachers that explore creative approaches to practice such as Diane Long, Sophy Hoare, Christine Borg, Angela Farmer and Caroline Reid. Jessica trained in general yoga with Bill Wood and her teaching is rooted in a Scaravelli-influenced approach – a style of yoga that is sensitive to the needs of every individual’s body and which works with movement, postures and breath in a gentle yet dynamic way.

She certified as a Relaxed Birth and Parenting childbirth educator, pregnancy yoga teacher and doula in 2008, and then as a postnatal teacher in 2010. She trained as a hypnobirthing teacher with midwife and hypnotherapistEleanor Copp and completed an additional postnatal intensive with yogabirth in 2014. Jessica regularly attends continuing professional development days with a variety of birth practitioners from researchers and NHS midwives to doulas, independent midwives and chiropractors. She is deeply committed to supporting women’s health through yoga and is inspired by the menstruality work of Alexandra Pope and The Red School, and the womb yoga of Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

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