Jacqui Fletcher is a full-time Yoga teacher based on the Central Coast.
Jacqui has a strong interest in health and wellbeing so both her own practise and teaching have developed a strong therapeutic focus. Each week, Jacqui has a particular theme to her classes. The inspiration for these themes comes from a variety of sources including the seasons, Yogic philosophy, student requests and health issues identified by the students themselves.
Jacqui teaches an integrative style of Yoga that pieces together a range of different practices from a wide variety of Yoga styles. With Hatha Yoga at its core, this tradition also borrows from Raja, Karma, Jnana, Mantra and Bhakti Yoga styles to form a wholistic approach. With this blending of practices from a number of different Yoga styles, the idea is to try as many as you can and then choose the ones that best suit you. The philosophy behind this Yoga tradition recognizes that everyone is different and, therefore, each person requires a unique combination of practices to bring them into balance and harmony.
A key feature of this style of Yoga is its adaptability to suit almost all levels of student mobility and flexibility. This means that if you can’t tie yourself into a pretzel or even sit on the floor, you can still participate. Practises can be as challenging as the students’ capacity allows and tailored to address a whole range of health issues. Stress reduction and the tools to deal with the symptoms of stress as they occur, are also important and highly valued outcomes.
Jacqui found this style of Yoga during a period in her life when she was seriously ill with an auto-immune disease. As with all such illnesses, stress plays a big part in ones level of wellbeing. When Jacqui attended her first class, she couldn’t believe the level of relaxation she had achieved in just an hour and a half of practice. She was hooked immediately!!!
Jacqui decided she needed to find a way to incorporate Yoga into her everyday life. Having an extremely stressful career, Jacqui just knew it was time for a change. So she spent two and a half years training full-time with the Academy of Yoga Science at Mangrove Yoga ashram on the Central Coast of New South Wales. As well as a comprehensive study of Yoga, the course delivers well-rounded training with the inclusion of exercise science and anatomy & physiology subjects.
Jacqui is now doing what she loves and feels she was meant to do – she believes she has found her dharma - and looks forward to sharing her passion with you!