About Bliss Yoga
Dedicated to Wellbeing
Jess teaches ISHTA style yoga. A gentle flowing style of Yoga for the individual that includes breath work (pranayama) and relaxation (savasana). A great way to ease out physical and emotional tensions in the body and mind helping you feel refreshed and restored. ISHTA means individual and this Yoga practice is very much about adapting the postures to your individual self. ISHTA is an acronym for the Integrated Science of Hatha (physical practice) Tantra (yogic philosophy) and Ayurveda (Indian science of healing).
ISHTA is a style of yoga that is flowing and safe for all ages and abilities.
Jess has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and has been teaching for 12. Yoga instantly resonated within her. Her passion and love for yoga was such that she changed her life completely and completed her ISHTA Yoga teacher training in 2006 in Byron Bay, Australia. Jess is an accredited 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and insured with Yoga Alliance UK.
Jess is also influenced by Anusara teachings and completed her immersion in 2014. Jess completed her Pregnancy Yoga teacher training in March 2009 with Triyoga, London and her Baby Yoga teacher training in September 2009 with Camyoga, Cambridge. In 2015 Jess completed her Rainbow Kids Yoga in London.
Facts about Yoga
The Journey To Myself
Strengthen, Stretch, Tone, Relax and Cleanse
Yoga lengthens and strengthens the muscles in the body, bringing greater flexibility, vitality and strength. Practicing Yoga also massages internal organs enabling the body to detoxify.
Yoga nourishes and calms the nervous system and teaches you to unwind using Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation (stilling the mind) enabling relaxation and peace.A regular practice improves concentration and strengthens the immune system.
Revitalise Physically and Mentally
Reduce Stress and Relax
Detoxify Internal Organs
Increases Muscle Tone and Strength
Increases Immune System
Inner Peace and True Happiness
Yoga and Meditation will improve your Health and Quality of Life!
Things you need to know
Clothing should be loose and comfortable to allow easy movement of the body. In the cooler months have socks and a jumper on hand for the relaxation to keep warm.
Equipment is generally supplied. However please feel free to bring your own mat or props.
Avoid Eating 1-2 hours before Yoga class. A full abdomen will make you feel uncomfortable and tired.
Avoid Comparing yourself to anyone else. Yoga is non-competitive. Focus within yourself.
Allow yourself to Relax. Relaxation is a necessity not a luxury, especially if we have a busy or stressful life.
Concentrate on your Breathing in each of the Yoga postures. Your breath will help keep the mind focused and allow your body to relax.
Be aware of your own abilities and and notice the sensations in your body. We aware of tension or discomfort, never over do a stretch or extend too far in a posture. The Emphasis is on 'letting go' rather than pushing the body through borders of pain.
Rest when you need to! Use resting time to reflect and absorb your Yoga experience.
Notify the Yoga instructor if you are injured or have any problems that may affect your practice. Feel free to discuss any aspect of Yoga or any problems you might be having either before or after the class.
Enjoy your experience
Asana - Yoga posture
Pranayama - Breathing practices aimed and focusing and balancing the mind and drawing your awareness within.
Meditation - Sitting comfortably in any position with straight spine,relaxed arms shoulders face and abdomen. Allowing the body to become peaceful and still. Relaxing the mind by focusing on your breath. A guided meditation is where the Yoga Instructor talks you through a meditation technique.
Yoga Nidra - A deep relaxation technique that provides profound physical and mental relaxation. The ability to deeply relax increases ones sense of inner peace and calm.