Jax is the founder of Exeter’s newest Yoga,Pilates and Body balance studio: Lotus Loft. Jax still fondly remembers attending her first yoga class in her teens and even at such a young age noticed and enjoyed a physical and emotional opening during and after practice, this is where her passion began. In 1999 she began practicing in earnest and regularly attended Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Sivananda classes. The effects were even more noticeable in adult life providing increase of energy and focus, something Jax wants to share with everyone!
She has been teaching in Exeter since 2002 and gained her Teaching Diploma with the Nationally and Internationally recognised British Wheel of Yoga in 2008, studying Physiology, Philosophy and Ancient History with Angela Ashwin over an informative and enjoyable number of years. Jax’ classes follow the classical teachings of Raja Yoga (Yoga of Kings), where the body is considered the vehicle for our spiritual energy. The emphasis is on the breath and co-ordination of movement to centre, improve vitality and increase mental clarity. Students will notice the benefits of this practice almost immediately, a direct result of stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system which reduces the heart rate, lessens muscle tension and brain activity, creating a sense of peace which is vital in our busy Western lives.
She also teaches Body Method which is a combination of three disciplines; Callanetics, Pilates & Yoga designed to improve posture and core strength, isolating, strengthening then lengthening different muscle groups to help achieve a toned, firm body. These are friendly classes and a perfect introduction to the physical aspect of Yoga and suitable for all abilities and experience, even those who have had no experience of similar disciplines before and a little nervous of starting something new.
Jax’s classes welcome students with mixed abilities and groups are kept relatively small to ensure maximum teacher and student contact. The aim is for the student to become the observer finding balance between ease and effort.
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