About Jane

Jane Mackarness – Yoga Nidra and Trauma Informed Yoga teacher training

Jane has been studying and practicing yoga for 45 years, teaching since 1979, and training teachers since 1997. Based in Devon, she offers classes , teacher training workshops and courses in the UK and abroad, and is the author of the yoga teacher training courses offered here, and the perinatal and fertility yoga trainings offered by Lara Heppell.

She was introduced to yoga at the age of 13, when her mother Ruth attended classes with B K S Iyengar in London in 1966. Ruth loved his classes and Iyengar gave her his book, the classic Light on Yoga. When Ruth died in 1967, Jane inherited this gift and comforted herself by practicing yoga.

Jane studied integral yoga for four years with the late Kevin Kingsland, the BWY Dip with Jenni Adams, continuously studies and refers to texts from the great classical teachers, and attends workshops and retreats whenever possible.  Dr Gabor Mate, Dr Bessel van der Kolk and Feldenkrais practice have also been welcome, significant and positive influences.

She is an E-RYTwith the US Yoga Alliance, qualified to conduct teacher training, yoga CPD workshops and courses, and is a Yoga Elder (Independent Yoga Network) with thousands of hours teaching and training experience.

Jane’s current focus is on Yoga Nidra and Trauma Informed Yoga teacher training. Since her beloved son Guy died in 2013, her Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice provide strength and peace, more than ever before.

Also qualified as a classical homeopath, completing her training with Misha Norland in 1987, Jane practiced for many years and still has a handful of patients, but her first love is yoga; she is a Reiki Master.

Yoga is 100% reliable; practiced often with attention to the breath,  spine, and alignment, it always inspires and moves us into a better place, creating  light and space in our bodies. Then we find the space between the breaths and  the thoughts, where peace and spontaneous joy live.