Some Information about Jane

Jane Kersel is recognised as one of the most distinguished yoga and mindfulness teachers in London. She is a teacher’s teacher and was a much loved teacher at The Life Centre, Yoga Campus, The Bio-medical Trust + Triyoga (where she trail-blazed and invented their Hot yoga offering and the design of their studios).

She was also instrumental in the development of the above studios' teacher training departments and taught several hundred people to become yoga teacher themselves..

Over her 25 years of teaching she has inspired hundreds of beginners to take up a regular yoga + meditation practice.  Jane is highly sought out by companies and organisations for her communication skills and ability to impart and inspire the real 'point' of yoga and holding deep, meditative spaces where alchemy happens. As she says:  'We become stronger by being softer, fitter by being lighter, juicer by being freer'.

6 years' ago she stepped out of the 'politics' of yoga studios and teaching large classes of some 50+ students and created her own more intimate yoga studio of some 6-8 students,  'The Ishy Shala'.

Here she is able to not only teach physical embodied movement but to bring her more integrated health model to the forefront which is steeped in neuroscience, psychology and hypnotherapy.  For more information on this please click here

To learn more about the practices and offering at the Ishy Shala in Notting Hill please click here

“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” Gabrielle Roth

Exercise wants to work powerfully, integrated through all the layers (mentally, physically, emotionally, energetically) yet not have us armour-up and harden the outer shell: we want to be strong in our muscles;  to integrate joints and fractured minds and hearts; to give the heart muscle a cleansing workout; to powerfully learn to draw energy and intuition from our cores; to focus and exercise the mind to think higher more elegant thoughts; to feel all the feelings; to know when to move strongly at times and yield at others; to be balanced not wrung out; and to ultimately rebalance exhausted nervous systems.

Jane is  an awakener, an enlightener, a healer, highly attuned to vibrational states, someone who sees beyond the physical into clients' emotional and mental centres helping to excavate and free the essence that lies within - the diamond soul.

At times in her classes we use: our voices; powerful breathing sequences, and move with the beat of a drum that connects us deeply to our heart's rhythm whilst Jane’s hypno-therapeutic trainings seal in all the goodness in a deep trance relaxation at the end - you float out - literally like you downloaded a whole new set of software.  The Practices:

ISHY - GRACE 
ISHY - LOVE 
ISHY - LIGHT
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