About JaneCatherine

JaneCatherine has been exploring and working with movement and body work since 1984.

She was introduced to yoga via her mother, who practiced Pranayama Yoga in the 60’s and 70’s, and has searched for a deeper meaning to life since 1978. This has lead her to explore many different therapies and practices.

In 1984, she commenced a tai chi and psychocalisthenics practice, learned Chua Ka (a fascial release method), and started to experience acupuncture, cranio sacral osteopathy, Rolfing, homeopathy, and the Chinese Five Element system.

Between 1988- 94 JaneCatherine worked as a Shiatsu Practitioner. During this time she practiced Chi Kung and Makkho stretches, and furthered her studies of the Chinese Five Element system. JaneCatherine studied Shiatsu with, amongst others, Chris Jarmey, Chris Osborne, Michael Rose, Bill Palmer, Ohashi, Kishi, Pauline Sasaki, and Cliff Andrews.

JaneCatherine started her own yoga practice in 1991 when expecting her first baby. Around that time she became interested in psychotherapeutic exploration both in peer groups and on a one to one basis, which she maintained until 2011, during which time she worked one to one with Linda Hartley for about two years.

JaneCatherine has studied yoga in India, Greece, Italy, Canada and the UK with, amongst others, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, Donna Farhi, Sandra Sabatini, Billy Doyle, Rosella Baroncini, Sophie Hoare and Senior Yasodhara teachers.

She started teaching yoga in 1999 and has had a committed meditation practice since 2007.

In 2008-09 JaneCatherine studied anatomy for yoga teachers and went on to assist on subsequent anatomy courses. This consolidated her ability to visually diagnose the cause of musculo skeletal problems and helps many people experience relief from back, joint, and muscular pain, and is improving their quality of life beyond their previous expectations.

Between October 2011 and June 2012 JaneCatherine spent four months going back and forth to Nepal to live in the jungle within the sangha of Guru Mahasambhodi DarmaSangha. This was a life changing event on every level.

In January 2016 JaneCatherine attended the Yoga Development Course at Yasodhara Ashram British Columbia Canada, followed by the Yasodhara Yoga Hatha Yoga Certification Course, where she stayed for five months.

She returned in the summer of 2017 for one month and completed the Kundalini and Dream Yoga Certification Course and the Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Certification Course in 2018.

In 2019 JaneCatherine spent a month at the Ashram on Teachers Retreat and offering karma yoga. She took three people with her to attend the 10 Day Yoga Journey and one person to offer Karma Yoga on the One Month Karma Yoga Programme

JaneCatherine now teaches Yasodhara Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini, and Dream Yoga Classes, Courses and Workshops and works with private clients on a one to one basis.

JaneCatherine is a Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance UK and registered CPD Tutor for the British Wheel of Yoga. She holds Continuing Personal Development (CPD) Courses for Yoga Teachers as well for as those looking for a deeper meaning to life.

“Jane’s superlative knowledge of her subject means that participants learn and grow in their practice.”
Alison Thurston

You can contact JaneCatherine at jane.a@yasodharayoga.orgĀ for more information.