MEET JACKIE DYBLE
I have been practising Ashtanga yoga since 2001. Initially inspired by a friend’s demonstration of a sun salutation, I was captivated by the grace and fluidity of the practice. I still am. In 2004, I was lucky enough to spend three months in south India practising under the guidance of Sharath Jois (grandson of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) who now runs the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. Practising in a small group of just ten students, my time in Mysore was an invaluable experience that remains a strong influence in my practice today. I have also attended workshops with highly regarded Ashtanga teachers such as John Scott and David Swenson. For many years I was a student of KPJAYI authorised teachers Bev Sowerby and Simon Chandler and I now practise regularly in Bath with Sheridan Forbes.
In recent years, I have also explored other styles of yoga attending weekly classes with Debby Wilkinson. This has broadened my understanding of yoga and helped me to find a softer approach to my practice.
I have found that practising yoga has had far-reaching effects both on and off my mat, and this is what compelled me to take up teaching. My aim as a yoga teacher is to make the practice accessible, and to encourage students to move beyond its purely physical aspects.
I am a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher (500 hour TT)
Improving wellbeing is more than just a fitness decision, it’s a lifestyle commitment. My classes provide an excellent opportunity to exercise not just your body, but also your mind. Yoga is a great way to improve strength and flexibility, as well as enhance your ability to focus. You'll leave class feeling both energised and relaxed. I currently teach four general hatha yoga classes each week. Please get in touch to find out more.