Yoga

classes, courses and retreats

for the body, mind and spirit

About me

Jackie Dyson

I’m a yoga teacher and I offer practices that aim to keep the body strong and supple, the mind clear and focused and the heart and spirit uplifted. I’ve been a student of yoga for thirty years and continue to study and be mentored on my own journey. I’ve picked up gems of wisdom along the way and my teaching comes with a passion to share what I’ve learnt. In my view, yoga is not only about what we can achieve on the mat, but what we can take away from the mat to help us be the best version of ourselves in the world. Yoga has transformed my life, I’ve seen it transform the lives of others, and that’s my reason for doing what I do. 

I hold a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, a Level 3 Mindfulness Certificate and have countless hours of CPD and additional training.

About me

Jackie Dyson

I’m a yoga teacher and I offer practices that aim to keep the body strong and supple, the mind clear and focused and the heart and spirit uplifted. I’ve been a student of yoga for over thirty years and continue to study and be mentored on my  journey. I’ve picked up gems of wisdom along the way and my teaching comes with a passion to share what I’ve learnt. In my view, yoga is not only about what we can achieve on the mat, but what we can take away from the mat to help us be the best version of ourselves. Yoga has transformed my life, I’ve seen it transform the lives of others, and that’s my reason for doing what I do. 

I hold a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, a Level 3 Mindfulness Certificate and have countless hours of CPD and additional training.

Yoga Classes

Come as you are and do what you can

It doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or a life long practitioner, whether you are young or old, in great physical shape or have injuries or health considerations, there is a space for you in class.

All classes include āsana (postures), prānāyāma (breathwork), meditation, and relaxation techniques. We will usually work with a theme over a few weeks to explore the different aspects of what yoga has to offer. I have enjoyed studying various texts on yoga over the years, and I love to weave some of the gems of yoga wisdom into the classes.

Please get in touch for joining instructions.

Mixed Ability Yoga Class

Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.45pm at The Lloyd Hall in Outwood

Mixed Ability Yoga Class

Thursday 7pm to 8.15pm at Bletchingley Church House.

On-line Yoga Class

Thursday 10am to 11am on Zoom (includes recording)

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course in Yoga Studies

Taking your yoga practice to a deeper level

This 60 hour BWY accredited course is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about the different aspects of yoga. It’s the ideal course for anyone who has been attending a regular yoga class for some time and wants to gain a broader understanding of yoga, its history and philosophy. The course is also ideal preparation for anyone who is looking to become a teacher.

Retreats

 Take some time out 

I’ve found that taking myself away on a yoga retreat can be a transformative experience giving an opportunity to connect with myself and my practice at a deeper level. If you think this is something that you might be interested in, do get in touch – I have many recommendations for you. Here’s a few things I have coming up that may interest you too. 

Day Retreat at The Yoga Garden

Summer 2024 

Join me for a day of Yoga in a beautiful yurt situated in a stunning wild flower meadow on the Knepp Estate in Sussex. The yurt offers a wonderful healing space for the body, mind and spirit. Come together with like-minded people and explore the different practices on offer during this day retreat.

7 Day retreat in Calabria Southern Italy

21 to 28 September 2024

We will be staying at an eco venue with 47 acres of land where they produce the majority of their own food, wine and olive oil. We will do yoga twice a day (early morning and later afternoon). For a quick snoop around the venue click here  

All bookings are via Free Spirit Travel

 

Weekend Retreat at Claridge House Surrey

1 to 3 November 2024

Claridge House is a beautiful Quaker House offering a wonderful space for a cosy autumn retreat.  During the weekend there will plenty of practices on offer including asana, pranayama, meditation and a fire ceremony (weather permitting). It’s an opportunity to unplug from the day-to-day and find a deeper connection with yourself.

and here’s what others have to say….

” Jackie has been an engaging guide and teacher through my journey into yoga, starting with beginner yoga sessions, followed by a meditation course, a yoga foundation course and now a zoom online yoga philosophy practice session. Her approach is gentle, applying her depth of knowledge and experience with yoga in her teachings in such a way that you are able to progress at your own pace and in a way that suits your body and lifestyle at any particular time in your life. Her classes are structured with a strong emphasis on alignment and coordinated breath work in the physical practice with postures of varying difficulties arranged in what feels like a natural flow with a confident delivery tailored to our needs. The most special thing  about her classes is that they offer so much more beyond the physical practice, delving into other dimensions such as energy, mind and heart with calming and invigorating breath and meditation practices. I’ve come away discovering enjoyment and benefits in practices that I wasn’t sure would work for me and this has encouraged me to deepen my practice in a way that I hadn’t planned to or imagined when I first started practicing yoga 

Poonam

” I love this ‘me’ time and come away feeling totally energised in body and mind, as well as being very relaxed and totally at peace with myself. Jackie has natural empathy and quickly puts everyone at ease . The classes are varied, easy to follow and thoroughly enjoyable. One thing I especially appreciate is that Jackie always takes time to check if anyone has any issues or concerns, and throughout  the session makes suggestions for alternative moves or positions for those who have any particular aches or pains. I personally feel Jackie possesses, in abundance, the very special qualities and skills required to make yoga classes hugely meaningful whatever ones level of ability “

Gill

” Jackie Dyson is an inspiring yoga teacher.  As well as being warm and encouraging, she is always well prepared, has a deep insight into all things yogic and is jolly good fun.  She creates a safe, non-competitive space for her students, which I hugely appreciate. 

 I met Jackie when she was teaching the BWY Foundation course, which I found a life-enhancing experience.  Since then I’ve attended her in-person and online regular yoga classes including chair yoga and meditation, one-to-one practice, masterclasses and day retreats.  I’m booked on her next two yoga retreats in Turkey and France. 

Jackie’s enabling style suits those who are new to yoga and the more experienced student, offering variations to suit individual ability and links to the deeper meaning of yoga. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an effective, inspirational and supportive teacher “

Julie

” I have known Jackie and enjoyed her yoga classes for many years, her depth of knowledge and empathy is both inspiring and reassuring. Her sessions offer a wonderful antidote to the stresses of every day life.

I have also been on two of Jackie’s retreats, to India and France. India was a life changing experience; two weeks of amazing yoga with a lovely bunch of people and the opportunity to experience all the sights and sounds of this totally inspirational but very different culture. I would never have gone on my own, but travelling with Jackie gave me the courage to ‘give it a go’ and I felt safe and confident in her hands!

The retreat in France, was also memorable, set in the heart of the French countryside we spent a wonderful week of yoga, spiritual healing, beautiful home cooked food and relaxation.

I thoroughly recommend a retreat with Jackie, there can be no better way to unwind and refresh the spirit in beautiful surroundings “

Aileen

” I have been attending Jackie’s classes now for over four years both locally and on retreat and more recently via zoom. I cannot recommend her highly enough, I always come away  from her classes  feeling so much more connected, she is a little piece of calm in a chaotic world!​ She has extensive knowledge that she teaches in a clear and approachable way. I would recommend her classes to all , experienced and beginner yogis alike “

Eileen

” I have been on a couple of retreats with Jackie. I was a little anxious at first as I was a complete beginner and was worried that I might be “left behind” I am very happy to say that the classes given by Jackie and her colleague were perfectly aimed at everybody in the class. Jackie was always attentive and her kind support and helpful suggestions made me feel that I was able to achieve my goals. I am sure this was the case for all in the class. I enjoyed the first retreat so much that went again the following year! I can thoroughly recommend the retreats to anyone, at whatever level they are as it gives a perfect opportunity to enjoy their practice in a beautiful setting with like minded people. Thank you Jackie for a wonderful experience “

Roger

” After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s I did a lot of reading about this disease and discovered that Yoga could be very beneficial in dealing with many symptoms. I contacted Jackie and so began a wonderful journey.She has helped me physically in so many ways. My posture has improved beyond belief and I’ve learned to trust my body. Jackie is patient, caring, encouraging and non judgmental and takes time to explain her lessons and what benefits are gained from each pose. Jackie loves yoga and this shows in her lessons. Because of Jackie’s lessons I’ve learned to enjoy life again and have a more positive attitude.And she’s fun “

 Carol

” I signed up for yoga to help with my everyday stresses and after one lesson I was hooked. Jackie’s classes not only helped me alleviate my stress but also made me feel better about myself as a person. The beginner’s class was very suitable even as a complete novice ”

 

Steph

  ” Since joining Jackie in my later life to learn about yoga I have not looked back. My body has improved in movement and flexibility and the mindfulness has helped me immensely. I now feel younger in body and mind “

Jan

” Jackie is an excellent yoga teacher and incredibly experienced in her field. 

As a fellow yoga teacher, I consider her a teacher for yoga teachers. She offers fantastic masterclasses and workshops which will enhance any teacher’s knowledge and experience.  Her workshops and masterclasses cover in depth study of the Yoga Sutras and Yoga philosophy.  These are unique compared to other offerings for teachers.

Jackie is a fabulous facilitator and always creates a very welcoming and inclusive space at her workshops. I always feel welcomed and it is like coming home to my yoga family.  I always leave these feeling nourished and brimming with knowledge. 

Above all else, Jackie embodies her yoga and always passionate and enthusiastic in all she teaches “

Sam

 Contact

Have any questions? You can contact me below

jackie@jackiedyson.co.uk

07880 744370

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