yoga With Jessica Adams
Jessica’s gentle, flowing teaching style will help you gradually build whole body strength and flexibility, so that you move well and feel better in your daily life. With clear instruction and simple, playful sequences of postures that are easy to follow, her approach focuses on mindful, meditative movement that cultivates body and breath awareness, empowers you to work at your own pace according to individual needs, and helps you return to your natural state of relaxation. Jessica’s main aim is for students to discover and enjoy a yoga practice that feels good and is supportive for you, whatever your age and phase of life.
With a background in hatha and asthanga yoga, her main influences in recent years have been Scaravelli-inspired yoga and prana vinyasa flow. She has practised yoga since childhood and has been teaching since 2006. As well as offering general classes, workshops and retreats, she has specialised in women’s health for over a decade and is a childbirth educator, doula and hypnosis for birth practitioner. Her sessions are appropriate for and welcome women in pregnancy, postnatal and all stages of menopause.
Jessica completed a two-year 240-hour general yoga teacher training with Bill Wood in 2012. She practices daily and is committed to ongoing training with teachers that explore intuitive approaches to practice, such as Bill Wood, Gary Carter, Diane Long, Sophie Hoare and Caroline Reid. Recent Continuing Professional Developments (CPDs) and Certifications include: six-weekend and four-day retreat Movement and Stillness Course with Bill Wood; one-year intensive Anatomy for Yoga Teachers course with Gary Carter of Natural Bodies; regular teachers’ retreats with Bill Wood; MovNat Natural Movement Instructor Level I Training; workshops with Caroline Reid; Creativity, Sexuality and the Cycles of our Lives CPD with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli; Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT); Shakti Rising Teacher Training Intensive with Shiva Rea – Healing and Empowering Practices for Women.
Jessica qualified as a childbirth educator, doula and pregnancy yoga teacher in 2010. She has taught pregnancy yoga and birth preparation classes and workshops for over a decade, alongside postnatal yoga classes for new mums. She is a qualified hypnosis for birth practitioner. Jessica is a former health, fitness and travel journalist.