Jacquie was first introduced to yoga at a young age of 13, through her parent’s home yoga practice and yoga books. In 2001, after attending a yoga retreat in Wales, she decided to follow her heart and gained the British Wheel of Yoga, (BWY) 3-year teacher diploma. She believes in the ‘magic of yoga’ as an invaluable support for whatever we are looking to achieve in our lives, whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
She has over 15 years experience of yoga teaching and has been inspired by many forms of traditional yoga and feels thankful for having trained with the wonderful Sarah Beck (BWY), the late Margaret Priestner (her first teacher in Dru Yoga), local teacher Diana Martin who assisted her through the Hatha Yoga training and has also practised with Maya Fiennes in Kundalini Yoga.
Jacquie feels blessed that she has been given exciting opportunities in her life to share her love of yoga and its benefits, teaching in sports centre classes, community learning, corporate events, yoga holidays in Malta and yoga health workshops. She has found her yoga practice to be an essential life tool in helping to stay centred whilst bringing up 3 children, being with her husband for 37 years and pursuing a busy career in the NHS.
She has also trained as a Sound Therapist with Tim Wheater and has a Masters Degree in Biomedical Science, Medical Microbiology, specialising in enteric diseases.
In 2017, Jacquie made the decision to end her 37-year career in the NHS and is delighted to be part of the yoga team at Yoga Central, Manchester.