Jane is a fully insured yoga instructor and a chartered Clinical Psychologist. She completed her yoga teacher training under the wonderful teacher and mentor, Jill Jones and graduated from the Jilandra School of Yoga in March 2017. She is now an RYT-200 qualified yoga teacher and is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2009 and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist and is an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.
She discovered yoga whilst studying for her Doctorate in 2006. At first, she was looking for a physical challenge and hoped for some increased flexibility and toning to complement her main hobby – running.
However, she quickly came to realise the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of regular yoga practice whilst under the instruction of Ulrica Ask in Newcastle. Since then, she has practised various forms of yoga including Hatha, Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Power yoga, as well as pregnancy and postnatal classes with Babs Lehner-Platts in Fleet.
Jane has also worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS since qualifying in 2009 and practises ‘third wave’ Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. She places a strong focus on mindfulness-based practices both clinically and in workforce development within her NHS role.
Jane has three young children and a dog, and enjoys outdoor pursuits, including running, cycling, hiking and camping.
Jane’s strong belief in the mind-body connection has emerged from her experiences in both therapy and yoga and she has a passion for helping others to develop a sense of mastery, contentment and focus in their sporting, work and personal lives.
Her specialist interest in women’s wellbeing emerged from her own experiences on her journey to motherhood and she has pursued this by completing various training certifications in fertility and perinatal yoga. She also has experience of working with women struggling to maintain their mental health pre and post-natally, as well as working with those who have phobias or have experienced trauma within her NHS work. She is passionate about making talking therapies more accessible to women in these circumstances without having to wait for NHS referrals and to ensure that women do not have to feel alone or that there is nowhere to get help.