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Teacher: Jacqueline Purnell

Reviewing Student: Jade Gandey

Jacqueline Purnell teaches yoga in both Ibiza and London. As well as offering a number of drop in classes she hosts unique yoga holidays and yoga teacher training courses at Yogashala Ibiza in an eco-friendly centre in Ibiza. She is the director of the Apprenticeship Teacher Training at Richmond Yoga in Richmond, Surrey, UK, which gives teacher training students the opportunity to teach supervised classes. She also stars in the worldwide best selling book 10 Minute Yoga and the DVD Beyond Dynamic Yoga: The Power of Ashtanga.

I have dropped into Jacqueline’s yoga classes for the last 5 years. My favourite time practicing yoga with her was during my pregnancy. Her weekly pregnancy classes offer mums to be a rare opportunity to switch off and tune into their body.

The classes are perfect for relaxation, mastering breathing techniques and strengthening the body. For me what made the classes so special was the extra attention that Jacqueline gave each of us, the close attention she paid to our technique to protect our in utero babies, to the way she wrapped us in warm blankets during relaxation. She gave the love a mother should be given whilst carrying a baby.

From here I also went to her post natal recovery yoga class where my daughter was integrated into the class so there was no need to leave her, now my daughter is older I love to drop in to Jacqueline’s dynamic yoga classes.

 

1. What yoga practice do you teach and why? 

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2. What is your favourite posture and why?

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3. Who or what inspired you to become a yoga teacher

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4. What one piece of advice would you offer to someone practicing yoga?

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4. Your daily mantra? 

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6. What is your vice?

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