Here are some of the many testimonials that this course has inspired

 Jane embodies integrity, calm, compassion and support. Classical Yoga/Jane provide comprehensive, modular materials and audio files. 

Jane’s Nidra practice is unique and unaffected. The practice presents itself as honest, undiluted, and an accessible invitation to Yoga Nidra. Jane is hugely skilled in her distillation and delivery of theory and practice. Her responses, considered feedback, and communication are fantastic. Classical Yoga is a rare find where the manifestation and benefits of Nidra become evident with Jane’s superb support and guidance.   

Philippa, Cornwall UK - grateful participant, December 2023

Looking back to my practice notes from when I started the course in August, I remember just how stressed and unbalanced I was. Each week letting go of more layers of accumulated tension, anxiety and doubt, as well as ancient misconceptions and ideas.

Now I feel a level of contentment, a peace I haven’t experienced for so long, although cognitively I knew it was always there, I was unable to reach it. Unexpected bonus is that my husband is also practicing now - win win.

Thank you - this systematic approach works, so long as you practice:)

Sarah M, London

"Although I could only attend a few of her classes Jane was the first yoga teacher who really inspired me to practice yoga on my own - and to understand why." JN, S Devon

Yoga Nidra is a sacred practice, Jane delivers this course with such tender understanding it is almost impossible not to find your own hidden depths - and love them. This isn’t just Yoga Nidra, this is deep healing. I’m completely in awe of not just what I have learned through Jane, but also the content of the course has led me to understand more about my ever-changing self than I thought possible. So full of gratitude, and so much peace. Om Shanti. Katie.

A unique course with very well-researched facts and a gateway to deeper practice of Yoga Nidra in the Himalayan tradition. The course explains the background and  techniques used in this Himalayan style. This course is attractive for yoginis and yogis venturing into deep relaxation and stillness - not an active course but a meditative course. It is a good expansion for calming the restless mind.

Pascal Witry

Thanks Jane, your course has been a blessing for me this last 6 months, and I know my practice will sustain me going forward. I’m now offering a recorded script to my clients as an adjunct therapy between consultations – positive responses so far, hopefully I can bring more people to this wonderful practice.

—  Jon K Oregon, USA

Yoga Nidra led by Jane left the whole room beside themselves. Jane has a magic I just didn't know existed till now. This is the highest quality Yoga I have ever come across.

— S P Dartington; Yoga Nidra Workshop Totnes

This course totally changed my view of Yoga Nidra. All I needed was to find one I liked/suited - which is the Himalayan tradition, which I had never practiced before. Really pleased choosing Jane’s course. I learnt so much about YN as well as myself. Not only have I now established my own YN daily practice, which has been really helping me dealing with side effects of my cancer treatment as well as hospital appointments. Whenever I am fatigued, I practice YN. Also whenever I feel full of thoughts and anger, frustration, I practice YN. I get refreshed, energized and feel calm after YN practice. And carry on with my daily life.

What a wonderful practice. I can hear “silence”now - amazing considering I have tinnitus. This is the best course I’ve ever done. I am continuing with my practice! Thank you very much Jane. You are a great and very supportive teacher. 

—  Norie Furusawa, UK  www.norieyoga.com

Well structured and thought out course. Lots of excellent web resources provided which helped deepen my knowledge and understanding of Yoga Nidra. Jane was very present and supportive throughout the course. The best part of it is that I have found a lifelong practice.

Finally I want to thank you Jane for all your support and for sharing your wisdom. I feel truly blessed to have found you and the Himalayan Yoga Nidra path. Namaste, Maya x

— Maya Chandler UK

This is a wonderful Yoga Nidra teacher training course. Jane is a brilliant teacher and so supportive in the learning process. Her knowledge and understanding are second to none. I really enjoyed the mix of academic learning, case studies and daily practice that built over the 6 months study.

I feel like I have been on a voyage of discovery and learnt so much about myself as well as Yoga Nidra. I now have all the tools to help others learn about the benefits and can’t wait to share it with them.

Thank you, Jane, for this beautiful learning experience.

—  Sarah Barnes, UK

This course combines tuition from Jane based on her deep knowledge, understanding and experience, with consistent personal practice giving you a full immersion into the benefits of Yoga Nidra.
The self-practice is fundamental to being able to understand how Yoga Nidra can impact your life and the life of your students. I went through this course during an emotional and stressful period in my life. I found myself handling the stress well, sleeping better and finding acceptance in the ups and downs that came my way during this period.

The study of the “what, why and how” of Yoga Nidra was interesting, enjoyable and extremely useful, both for my own intellectual curiosity and for sharing with students.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to explore and experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra.

— Val Wishart, Edinburgh

I found the training profound and challenging as well as full of hope and inspiration. It has supported my own healing process and opened my awareness to all the ways that trauma and grief manifest in our daily lives and communities. 

Jane guides you with deep wisdom and compassion, offering rich and varied references along with personal practice and case study work, to help the learning sink in on many levels. Thank you, I am so grateful to be sharing this gift with others.

— Ali Gunning, UK www.resonantbeing.net

“Jane’s knowledge and wisdom were invaluable in this Yoga Nidra course. The four modules and the associated daily practice allow you the time and opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the subject, covering a wealth of styles and influences, which for me was a profoundly illuminating and positive experience. It has given me the confidence and energy to want to teach Yoga Nidra going forward. 

The support and mentoring from Jane were exceptional and I would highly recommend this course”

— Madeline Best, UK

I like this course. A very interesting course which is perfect in these Covid related times. Good information about the post-traumatic problems and what we can do to support their cure. It offers lot of information on how to create a practice, where persons with PTSD/PTSI will be relaxed without lots of triggering. 

I also completed my first Yoga Nidra teacher course online at Classical Yoga as it represents and keeps the classical values of Yoga that I also believe in.

— Pascal Witry, The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

I enrolled on this course after completing Jane’s Yoga Nidra course. Completing this course has really changed my life on so many levels. It has helped me better understand myself and therefore it will help me to work with others from a deeper place. 

Jane has put together an easy to understand course, the deeper you dive in, the more you will benefit. I would encourage anybody considering enrolling; it will no doubt reveal challenges, but if you embrace them and allow them, you will certainly grow and have so much to offer others. Thank you Jane for your support and encouragement.

— Tracy Dalton, Totnes, Devon

This course goes very deep; it is very beautiful. At times my personal discovery wasn’t always healing, as it takes time to heal, but it comes comes in time. I recommend this course very highly. Jane is a wonderful teacher, greatly appreciated!

— Ladina Trombley, Alberta, Canada.   https://www.ladinas.com

I am a yoga teacher, but had not heard of yoga nidra until the beginning of the covid pandemic. I practiced with someone who had done Jane’s course and thought wow everyone needs this, it would be great to be able to offer it to others.

The course content is thorough and informative and Jane is very approachable, supportive and understanding, especially as it took me much longer to complete than I had originally hoped. There is a good balance between theory and practical and it is good to try different approaches to understand what resonates with me and possibly my potential audience.

Definitely a great addition to my growing yoga business

This course is great for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and practice of Yoga nidra. It takes you on a journey of self-discovery, be prepared for what might show up and take your time to step carefully through the process, it will be so rewarding. By the end of the course I have developed a totally new level of acceptance and realization and feel ready and able to share this with students. Thank you so much for your presence and patience throughout this process Jane.

— Louise Espley, UK

I am so glad I chose to study yoga nidra with Classical Yoga, the emphasis on self study and daily sadhana means I feel well equipped to share my own experience of this wonderful yogic practice, rather than just knowing the theory. 

I came to the course feeling a bit stuck and hollow in my own spiritual practice and Jane’s wisdom and support has been invaluable during a challenging year. Learning yoga nidra in this way has put me more in touch with my own inner guidance and how that feels, so that I can actually follow it. I complete the training feeling not only deeper in my meditation, but with a new perspective on healing and awareness - and a renewed excitement about teaching. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

— Ali Gunning, Cornwall, UK www.resonantbeing.net

Jane, thank you so much for all your support, knowledge and wisdom over the last months. It’s been great to dive deeper into the practice and feeling held by you in this journey of self-exploration despite the physical distance. You have deeply inspired my practice and teaching and I will always be grateful. 

I am going to miss our reflections and conversations as I never had someone I could talk to and share my yoga Nidra journey with before and this has been priceless. Namaste, from the heart

— Francesca Sanlorenzo, London

This course greatly deepened my understanding of the process, philosophy, and practice of yoga nidra. I now have a strong foundation in how to teach this practice and share it with others who will find it to be of great benefit. 

I was able to use the course materials immediately and my students have appreciated this addition to their practice. Jane has thoughtfully organized the course so that it unfolds in an easily accessible manner, mixing in the history, science, and philosophy of yoga nidra with regular systematic practice. It was all so interesting and useful.

— Joel Gordon, California, USA

Really great course! Well thought-through structure to start a journey into the Yoga Nidra world. A world which Jane opens up to me in two ways: my personal journey and becoming a Yoga Nidra Teacher. I did this course while lockdown of COVID-19. The best timing to prove the world that Yoga Nidra is the perfect tool to live through these unprecedented times. If I had a question you were always available to give me answers. Also I have enjoyed our conversations in the last few months. It’s an online course but it didn’t feel like that because we talked a lot. 

A big thanks and Namaste to Jane.

— Petra Ramsden, London

This course has been a nurturing and healing journey, Jane has put together an extraordinary course that not only teaches about yoga nidra, but also takes you on a journey to learn about yourself on a deep level. I would highly recommend it to anyone, whether you intend to teach yoga nidra or would like to undertake this course as part of your personal journey, either way it will feed your soul. Jane is an excellent teacher and a beautiful soul, I look forward to working with you again Jane, thank you so much, Namaste.

— Tracy Dalton, Devon

This is a wonderful course that is accessible to everyone, and encourages the inner journey of the active participant. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to either further their knowledge of Yoga Nidra or, indeed, to anyone just starting out on the journey.

— Andy Chapman, UK  

This Yoga Nidra course is thoroughly informative and flexible, Jane is very professional, highly knowledgeable and experienced. It is well organised, clear, and after looking around at quite a few different ways to study this I am so glad I chose this one. I feel confident now to teach it and pass on to others, I look forward to creating and recording my own Nidra recordings for my Yoga clients now and to use on Retreat Days. I will continue to listen as often as I can for myself. I have learnt a lot about myself during this course too.

— Laura Byatt https://www.svatantryayogawithlaura.com

I enrolled and completed the Classical Yoga Nidra teacher training course in 2018. I found Yoga Nidra, and indeed this course, at a time when I felt I needed to manage myself – even more so working within secondary mental health care in the NHS. It is a deeply rewarding and immersive course. Jane has a wealth of insight and experience, which she compassionately conveys throughout the course. She is always there to reply to questions very quickly and brilliantly. Thank you Jane.

Jane informed me about the Trauma Informed Yoga Nidra course in June 2019. It was been a fantastic course covering trauma and grief up to the latest research. As a practicing senior mental health nurse I have learned so much more in detail about trauma and PTSD. The course covers the biological and psychological treatments of PTSD and explains why trauma Informed Yoga Nidra and indeed Yoga as a whole can be such a great adjunctive tool which can foster empowerment and hope for people suffering from trauma and grief.

I loved the bibliography of this course and its diversity. Jane has put together an excellent, informative and well-researched course. There is also valuable space for continued practice and reflection on personal practice of Yoga Nidra.

This Yoga Nidra Course (journey) has been highly educational, emotional and joyous to see the results from this wonderful practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to gain further knowledge in Yoga Nidra and to teach others.

Thank you so much for this wonderful experience Jane.

— Simon Bowmer, mental health nurse, mindfulness based teacher, ACT therapist, UK  www.integrative-wellness.co.uk                     

Jane is a very approachable teacher with lots of experience and patience for personal circumstances.  She is very supportive throughout, particularly if discussing personal trauma that may arise throughout the course.  Coming from an academic background, Jane helped me speak my own truth from the heart and I have to say the entire course was very healing not only for my clients, but for my family and I.

— Alexandra Scott, Scotland

As a yoga teacher, I found the course very interesting and Jane is very knowledgeable and also very supportive in dealing with any queries I had. The feedback was clear and very helpful and left me feeling confident to go further in my practice and teaching of Yoga Nidra. So much so that I am planning, in the near future, to do the Advanced Yoga Nidra course with Jane.

— Diana Mason, Richmond, London https://yogawithdiana.yoga.classnearyou.co.uk/

This course has been very supportive to me at a difficult period in my life.  I was anxious about not completing it in time but with Jane’s support, feedback and encouragement, I completed it within the 6 months.  Jane has replied/ spoken with me regarding concerns I have had throughout the 6 months, and has pointed out things I have overlooked. The course has been there for me at a time I needed it! The practice will remain part of my daily life and I’m looking forward to what unfolds in the future. It’s a subtle, profound, heartfelt practise. I hope I can share this with others wishing to heal at a deeper level.  Jane,  I thank you from my core. Namaste

— Mandy Symons naturaltouchtherapies.weebly.com

This Yoga Nidra Course (journey) has been highly educational, emotional and joyous to see the results from this wonderful practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to gain further knowledge in Yoga Nidra and to teach others.Thank you so much for this wonderful experience Jane.

— Stacey Firman UK

Sed pede ullamcorper amet ullamcorper primis, nam pretium suspendisse neque, a phasellus sit This Yoga Nidra course was insightful and enjoyable. It reminded me of the importance of deep relaxation and that this is something we all need and will benefit from. A lot of yoga nowadays is focused on doing power moves and lots of them. Yoga Nidra gives us permission to stop and be still, a vital skill for these busy times we now live in. 

The coursework was paced really well and built upon itself each month. I would recommend this to anyone – whether you are interested purely for your own practice or to go on and teach. It was a great course; enjoyable and created and taught by someone who is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about Yoga Nidra. vel integer.

— Cheryl Booker, Hants, UK

I decided to take this course in a challenging period of my life, and I did not know that everything was going to getting worse and worse. Yoga Nidra has helped me to come out of this dark side and find a bit of light and courage to come out of it. Jane was always supportive during this period, I felt supported and not alone.

— Chiara Giroletti, Bristol, UK

The Yoga Nidra Teacher Training by Classical Yoga is an in-depth training with so much heart in it. It has taken me into a very worthwhile journey personal, professional and spiritual. The teachings are clear yet profound, tutors are knowledgeable and extremely supportive. 
Unlike some other online courses, there is always a human being to personally guide you through the process and answer questions. I am grateful I came across this course and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more, practicing and delivering yoga nidra sessions. Thank you Jane and Classical Yoga. 

— Veronica Layunta-Maurel, Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Consultant

I have had a very rewarding journey with Jane. It was such a good opportunity to go into the subject in depth and maintain a sustained practice over many months with her support. I have really seen some positive personal changes and I feel confident to teach other people this wonderful path. Jane was most helpful in guiding me and her feedback was truthful and compassionate. I am very grateful to have met her and been able to work with her in learning Yoga Nidra.

— Giles Cleghorn, Registered Osteopath and Homeopath, Bath

This Yoga Nidra Course (journey) has been highly educational, emotional and joyous to see the results from this wonderful practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to gain further knowledge in Yoga Nidra and to teach others.

— Giles Cleghorn, Registered Osteopath and Homeopath, Bath

This Yoga Nidra Course (journey) has been highly educational, emotional and joyous to see the results from this wonderful practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to gain further knowledge in Yoga Nidra and to teach others.
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience Jane.

— Jill Booth, Vietnam

I loved the yoga nidra course, the information given was structured well, which maximised learning potential. Jane’s feedback and her response to questions were swift. Whether you do this course for your own personal practice or to teach others it will greatly enhance your life. Highly recommended; thank you Jane.

— Sarah Ramal, UK

I have just completed a wonderful six months journey of learning the practice of Yoga Nidra through studying with Jane.  What a beautifully created course, covering so much and giving much personal space for growth. I have discovered a wonderful sense of calm, inner peace and strength through the course and practice of Yoga Nidra.  The course is very well structured and balanced. Jane’s feedback to the coursework questions was always constructive, kind and very helpful.  I can wholeheartedly recommend the course. I have fully immersed myself in the study and personal practice of Yoga Nidra, and the course provides a helpful and manageable format.  It has been a true gift of healing and joy to have discovered Jane’s course.   Namaste.

— Nicole Uprichard Dorset, UK

This is a deeply experiential and immersive course exploring the transformative practice of Yoga Nidra. Not only is Jane an obviously highly experienced and knowledgeable teacher, but she is also an insightful, patient, and compassionate one. The addition of these personal qualities takes Jane’s teaching to a standard which is second-to-none.

I’ve learned a great deal from the course, with Jane’s comprehensive feedback providing me with a depth of insight that is not available from books and recordings. I would highly recommend the course for anyone looking to teach – or deepen their personal practice of – Yoga Nidra.

— Lori Corbet Mann, Scotland www.loricorbetmann.uk

I can confidently recommend this course, particularly to those who are looking for something that provides them with concrete materials with which to begin to share their own practice of Yoga Nidra with others, and for those who are interested in exploring a comprehensive assessment of/approach to Yoga Nidra.  

— Julie Daigle, RYA 200 hour teacher, USA

It’s been a brilliant course, I’ve learnt so much and your encouragement and support have been much appreciated.  I really enjoyed learning the different styles of Yoga Nidra and what I did (and didn’t like) and to practice almost every day for 4 months has made such a positive difference to my life.  I honestly can’t think of anything that could be improved.

— Lynn Denvir, UK www.healingtouchtherapiesonline.co.uk

This was an excellent, well-structured course, clear, informative and enjoyable.  I have all the tools, knowledge and definitely the confidence to get out there and do it.  I can definitely see myself teaching YN, as this course has really taught me the value of relaxation and becoming more aware of our real selves.  And I have reaped the benefits (still am) and really want to share it with others.

— Sarah Bradbury, UK www.happytreeyoga-uk.com

“This course has proved to be a wonderful experience for me. Jane’s course materials are clear and informative and have helped me to gain a solid understanding of this ancient and sacred practice. The course also encourages you to undertake your own investigation and to develop your own relationship to Yoga Nidra through daily practice over the course of several months – in this way you gain very valuable direct experience which undoubtedly better equips you to share the practice with others. 

— Victoria Negrete, USA

“I studied and qualified in Yoga Nidra with Jane Mackarness at Classical Yoga and it was an experience that will stay with me forever. Not only does Yoga Nidra give you a deeper connection to yourself, but the content of the course, the way it has been put together, in addition to Jane’s support, guidance, feedback and teaching style all work amazingly to help you get to what Yoga Nidra is and isn’t and more importantly, feel really confident in teaching it to others and delivering classes. 

I feel proud that my classes are getting so much out of it and that’s down to Jane and her teaching style – she brings the best out in you and teaches Yoga Nidra in the purest way, as it was intended. The way the course is structured – you change as a person as you learn more about it as it’s in the practice itself. I’m now much calmer, happier, content, connected to my inner-self and self-accepting and I’m excited about the future of The Yoga Nidra and helping others to feel the same and more”.

— Melissa Makan http://www.theyoganidra.co.uk

‘Whether you desire to deepen your peace and joy, or you are looking for self-healing, or simply, you have encountered Yoga Nidra and it made you curious, this course is for you. What you can learn from it is priceless, and it will positively affect all aspects of your life. Jane is a very insightful teacher whose guidance is a blessing at every turn. I heartily recommend her training.’

— Yohan Stasse, yoga teacher, interpreter/translator

“I decided to take the Classical Yoga course after scouring the internet for both ‘live’ and ‘online’ Yoga Nidra Teacher trainings. Many of those offered in-person were short two-day courses and those that were offered online didn’t seem to offer the depth that I was looking for.

I wanted my Yoga Nidra TT to be an immersive experience and that’s exactly what this course offers; four to six months of daily Yoga Nidra practice and regular support and advice from Jane. I was impressed by Jane’s hugely knowledgeable background, but I also felt that her understanding of personal tragedy made her someone with whom I would be able to connect. The best bit was that I didn’t feel as though I was undertaking distance learning. Jane was there to guide me every step of the way, providing prompt and effective feedback.

I have learned so much about the practice of Yoga Nidra and how to be an effective teacher, but even more about myself. Daily Yoga Nidra practice helped me to find a profound peace that I was able to bring into my everyday life, and has really changed the way that I react and respond to the world around me.

I am hoping to offer the practice to others, like me, who have been through traumatic experiences and Jane was very conscious of and sensitive to this from the start. She offered advice not only on the coursework assignments that I submitted, but also suggested ways in which I could use my Yoga Nidra practice to support myself in everyday life.

If you’re unsure whether or not to commit to an online training, I can’t recommend this course highly enough. You will receive a thorough education in the history, practice and teaching skills required to deliver Yoga Nidra effectively, as well as consistent and concise feedback and support. You are required to submit a teaching practice as part of your assignments, as well as deliver a Yoga Nidra session to a person of your choice. This means that you are equipped with the ‘real world’ skills needed to actually teach the practice, rather than just the theoretical knowledge behind it.

I’m really glad I decided to undertake this training and can’t wait to share with others everything that I have learned. If everybody practiced Yoga Nidra the world would be a much nicer place. Thank you Jane for a brilliant course!”

— Sara Waymont, War Artist, Therapeutic Artist, Traumatic Incident Practitioner (TRiM), Yoga Nidra teacher https://swayarts.wordpress.com

“Taking the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training was the best decision I made last year. It helped me to find a daily Yoga Nidra practice and to clear my mind. The Teacher Training supported me to recover my creativity and to realize what I really wanted to change in my life. As a yoga teacher, it gave me the skills and tools to lead my students into a deep savasana. I often combine Yoga Nidra with Yin Yoga. Jane is a very good teacher who takes her time for every student. She answers quickly, very detailed and was always helpful. Her support is great. I am very grateful and I strongly recommend the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training.”  Namasté, Romy

— Romy Siemens, Yoga Teacher, Berlin, Germany www.romyoga.de

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much for walking into my life when you did with this wonderful course, it has restored my confidence in my ability.”

— Caroline M, Wales

I really enjoyed the course, I gained a deeper understanding of yoga nidra and how to incorporate it into my life. The course material was excellent and Jane answered every question I asked. I am very grateful to have had this course and Classicalyoga as a part of my journey.

— Reginald Crawford, USA

“To love fully is to live fully… to meet the experience of grief allows the heart to love even more.” This course has given me the realistic compassion and the courage to share how yoga and mindfulness can help those who are grieving. The assignments were designed to give me the “hands on” time to develop a class series and a workshop so that all I have to do now is walk out the door and start teaching. I am ready to go! Thank you Jane for all of your wisdom and insight.

— Kristi, three OMs, Alberta, Canada

It is thanks to finding, committing to the work AND the practice that has brought realisation and life to the benefits and value of Yoga Nidra. A true peeling of the extra weight I have/had been carrying has begun.  This has been made possible by Jane’s gentleness, understanding, patience and guidance throughout the course.

And aided with her own openness and sharing on her practice with Yoga Nidra.
For me, taking this course over a longer period (as opposed to a weekend) has firmly established a healthy self-care pattern within my mind, body and soul for the valuable practice of Yoga Nidra. I hope to share this amazing practice with all those wishing to find that place of peace, of oneness. Thank you Jane.

— Kim Louise Burnell, Massage Therapist, UK

I found Yoga Nidra in a moment of need, looking for something that could help me personally with going deeper and finding answers. The more I knew about it the more I wanted to know. This is how I found Jane. The regular practice, which was part of the course, allowed me to really experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra myself, and trying different scripts really helped me understand the process more. Jane’s feedback was always very helpful and the course gave me a real good preparation for sharing this beautiful process with others. Thank you, Jane! 

— Piroska Nagy, Bioenergy Healing Practitioner, Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy

I chose Jane’s particular Yoga Nidra TTC as I felt it offered the best way for me to experience and understand the practice of Yoga Nidra. Learning about it in a workshop or intensive training course didn’t seem to meet this need. Over the 6 months of the course there is much to learn from a historical and philosophical point of view but there is no substitute for the discipline of a daily practice, which is not possible in a shorter course.

It was fortunate for me that the course coincided with a traumatic period of my life and I have no doubt that the practice of Yoga Nidra helped me survive and not just find a place of peace amongst the turmoil but also the courage to go on.

I have introduced Yoga Nidra to my regular students in class and the response has been very positive. Moreover, I have created recordings, which have helped non-yoga practitioners with anxiety and sleeping problems. Thank you Jane for your support during the course! I unreservedly recommend the course to anyone.

— Carole Abbotts, Yoga Teacher, Richmond, London

“I’ve been a student of Jane’s since early 2009, attending her weekly classes in Sandford near Crediton for a number of years. These weekly sessions were extremely beneficial. I enjoyed the social group and realised how therapeutic yoga was for me both in a mental and physical sense. A few years ago I was no longer unable to attend on a regular basis, as I was busy with a move to a new area of Devon. As a result, I noticed some deterioration in my general physical suppleness, which had improved greatly whilst I was doing regular weekly sessions. So when in the summer of 2014 Jane was able to give me some one to one training I was really pleased to have this opportunity.

Jane has a friendly relaxed teaching style and for her to be able to focus on my individual needs and create a programme to strengthen my personal areas of weakness was invaluable. She is particularly astute at picking up on the areas that need attention. Within the group sessions Jane had always spent time going round the class helping everyone to get the best out of each posture, but there was of course limited time to home in on the specific needs of a class of 12. With the one to one sessions Jane was able to highlight the problem areas I had and tailor a practice that was really beneficial to me, concentrating on the best postures to increase my general fitness and flexibility. She also helped me with some of the breathing exercises that I find difficult, and was very good at gently encouraging me to practice every day!

I would recommend her teaching sessions to anyone.”

— Jackie Barker, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon

Before I began one to one Yoga sessions with Jane, I had not been near a class for many years. When I decided to reconnect with Yoga, I did not feel confident about joining a class. I felt rusty, tired, unfit, and being the less nimble side of 50, it was important to me that my teacher worked with me and appreciated my limitations. Also, suffering the effects of an old knee injury, I wanted someone who understood anatomy and physiology, what I should and shouldn’t do etc.

Right from our first lesson, I felt safe under Jane’s gentle guidance. I knew this was someone I could trust to help me rediscover my body! And rediscover it I have over the past months. Jane has allowed me to work at my own pace and through doing this I have begun to feel reconnected with my muscles, ligaments, joints and emotions. It has been a truly inspirational journey and demonstrates that one is never too old for Yoga. This old dog is certainly learning new tricks, not least of the downward facing variety!

The advantage of one to one classes is that I haven’t had to suffer that insecurity about not doing things correctly, or being pitted against far more supple/clever students which can be daunting. There’s nothing like personal tuition for ensuring the poses are being done correctly. Jane will tailor the class to accommodate anything I might particularly want to learn that day and respects when I don’t want to try something she suggests ‘just yet’!

Others have also noticed the change in me; the weight loss, the more toned body. I joke to Jane that she’s given my body back to me. Without her wise and holistic nurturing, I don’t think I would have the courage to embark on my rediscovery of the joys of Yoga. I now feel confident enough to enrol in a class as I am keen to do more and more.

Jane’s teaching encompasses the whole person, the body and spirit (as Yoga should, of course); the breath work is fantastic and I am learning to use my breath correctly in my Asanas. Her diverse knowledge is incredible and yet she delivers all with a humility and humour that puts the student at ease.

Thank you Jane!

— Amanda Bland, Devon

I have really enjoyed the course and I particularly appreciated the opportunity to explore Yoga Nidra in such depth. I had already completed my Yoga Teacher training, but this course really added to that. It is very practical and there is time to fully experience the practice. Jane is a wonderful teacher and I have really enjoyed learning from her.

Thanks for everything Jane, I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to join the course from the other side of the world:)

— Karen Stennett, New South Wales, Australia

Taking this course and following the practices daily was very good for me on so many levels. The timing was perfect in regards to where I am in my journey of healing and self-discovery. It opened up new aspects of self-inquiry and helped me understand more about the nature of my Self and my mind. I had no idea that Yoga Nidra could be something I could do consistently and follow as a daily practice with deep and tremendous effects. I had always assumed it was just a treat I could give myself only when the alarms of stress already have begun ringing.

Allowing myself time everyday to do this deep inquiry and arriving at the Yoga Nidra state more often, has given me more strength, space and resiliency. Looking back at the past six months, I realize I had few physical illnesses, my body is more at ease, my emotional state has been very stable, my clarity and concentration better than it has been in a very long time. It really has helped me become more grounded, clear and much less edgy and jumpy. My sleep has improved. My ability to access meditative states has accelerated and I can stay in awareness longer. My teachings and understanding of meditation and relaxation have improved and I am able to guide students and help them better.

Trying different scripts was key in developing understanding, patience and openness. It was like trying the same desert made by four chefs. Each had interesting ingredients and flavours. Overall, the experience was enriching and YN has become an important part of my daily life. It has reached the stage where I can do it without a recording and in different life situations and positions. I know there is always room to go deeper and to learn more and I am so open to it.

— Alaa Abanomi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hi Jane
I have been meaning to write to you!
This fall I was finally called to begin my teaching journey with offering Yoga Nidra. It has been very well received. It has been a nice mix of classes and offering the practice to various communities as well. I have learned so much from my practice and I am grateful to be in a place where not only I can offer it, but that people are ready and needing the practice.
With gratitude,

— Andrea Humphreys, Occupational and Cranio-sacral Therapist, New Hartford, New York www.obrienwellness.com

I’m so glad I did this course and stuck with it. The practice has helped me in every aspect of my life, from no longer having panic attacks to sleeping like a baby again. I plan to share the practice with clients, and it will always be part of my life. The discipline of almost daily practice has also made me far more disciplined in all areas, which is a huge bonus.

Thanks Jane, it’s a great course. Namaste.

— Jo Gates, UK

“As my training as a Yoga teacher only briefly covered Yoga Nidra, I felt a need to study it in more depth as it is such a valuable practice in its own right. I had been looking for a local Yoga Nidra course for some time without success, so decided to undertake an online course, something I had not done before. After some research I settled on Jane’s Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course. I found the course very well structured and enjoyed the modular format. Jane was very approachable and supportive throughout and her guidance notes for the course were extremely helpful. Having completed the course I now have a far greater understanding and appreciation of Yoga Nidra and its many benefits. Not only have I learnt a lot about Yoga Nidra, but also much about myself. I am grateful in having had the opportunity to have undertaken this course of Classical Yoga Nidra with Jane and would thoroughly recommend this to others.”

— Mari. BWY Teacher

“As my training as a Yoga teacher only briefly covered Yoga Nidra, I felt a need to study it in more depth as it is such a valuable practice in its own right. I had been looking for a local Yoga Nidra course for some time without success, so decided to undertake an online course, something I had not done before. After some research I settled on Jane’s Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course and enrolled in March 2015. I found the course very well structured and enjoyed the modular format. Jane was very approachable and supportive throughout and her guidance notes for the course were extremely helpful. Having completed the course I now have a far greater understanding and appreciation of Yoga Nidra and its many benefits. Not only have I learnt a lot about Yoga Nidra, but also much about myself. I am grateful in having had the opportunity to have undertaken this course of Classical Yoga Nidra with Jane and would thoroughly recommend this to others.”

— S H, yoga teacher, UK

These past few months of study and practice of Yoga Nidra I have learnt a lot, both about this extraordinary ancient practice and myself. I used to think YN was just a fantastic deep relaxation, not realising it is, for me at least, the most complete therapy I know. I have experienced a wide range of states, from anxiety, sadness, and anger to complete stillness, awareness, love and unity. I have been able to witness many lifelong habitual responses and release them, without drama or criticism.

I found I am most receptive to the simplicity of the traditional scripts, no bells, whistles or music, just a guide to silence and stillness within.

— Abi Nelson, Manchester

The course has changed my life. Committing to practice minimum 5 days weekly was a challenge in the first month, but the rewards 6 months on are tremendous. Yoga Nidra is now an essential part of my life, it restores me and takes me to a place of peaceful awareness that becomes deeper and richer all the time. I will be sharing this with my students. Thank you Jane.

— Sara Heath, London

Thanks so much for this course Jane. Having committed myself to the study and practice of Yoga Nidra these last few months, I am reaping the benefits on all levels. No more panic attacks, lower BP, really good sleep, and a sense of calm that is only ruffled occasionally. I’m not a teacher, as you know, but I shall recommend the practice to anyone who’s interested, and it is now a permanent part of my daily life.

— Lesley Powell CPsychol, PhD. APA. RYT, Warwickshire www.ayurvedayoga.org.uk

I loved the yoga nidra course, the information given was structured well, which maximised learning potential. Jane’s feedback and her response to questions were swift. Whether you do this course for your own personal practice or to teach others it will greatly enhance your life. Highly recommended; thank you Jane.

— Jill Booth BSc TCM (Acupuncture)

Having completed the Fertility Yoga Teacher Training, via distance learning, Jane’s yoga experience and expertise, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the topic are evident as they shine through in her assignment feedback, providing eloquent and constructive comments, guidance, encouragement, and support. The material covered for each assignment is extensive, and enables the student to gain in-depth knowledge of the topics covered, and the confidence to deliver this knowledge to the intended recipients. It has been a pleasure to work with Jane, and I look forward to further study with her, and meeting in the future

— Elisabeth Barron, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire PranaMamaYoga