Tutor: JaneCatherine ALDISS
Date: 22nd April 2023
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
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JaneCatherine was introduced to yoga via her mother, who practiced Pranayama Yoga in the 60's and 70's. She has searched for a deeper meaning to life since 1978, and has been fascinated by philosophy from 1982-present. In 1984, she commenced a tai chi, and psychocalisthenics practice, and learned a fascial release method called Chua Ka. Around this time, she started to experience acupuncture, cranio sacral, Rolfing, and homeopathy, and the Chinese Five Element system. Between 1988- 94 Jane worked as a Shiatsu Practitioner, and during this time practiced Chi Kung, and Makkho stretches, and started more formal studies of the Chinese Five Element system. In 1990 Jane started an ante (and subsequently post) natal yoga in, and, in 1996, commenced daily practice. Since 1990, involved with psychotherapeutic exploration both in peer groups and on a one to one basis., emerging from the urge to seek a deeper meaning to life, and, in the words of Socrates, to 'Know thyself', complementing the movement practice, and helping to understand the workings of the mind. 'Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodhah' - yoga is the restraint of the mind'... 1997-8, studying with Bill Palmer, attending a one year post graduate movement Shiatsu course. 1999: started to teach yoga, commencing a three year BWY teaching diploma in 2000. March/April 2003, two weeks meditation, asana, pranayama and philosophy study at Yoga Niketan in Rishikesh, India. Late April 2003, experienced the teachings of Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, on a two day workshop in Hampshire, and, in June that year, attended a three week intensive 'teacher untraining' with them in Lesvos, Greece. Subsequently, inspired through working with, amongst others, Donna Farhi (four day intensive), Sandra Sabatini (weekend workshop) and Billy Doyle (various day, week, evening classes and courses). 2006-2011: teaching the Pancha Tattva - the Vedic Five Element System, which comes through deep familiarisation from many years of being immersed in both the Chinese and the Vedic models. November 2007: committed to daily meditation practice. September 08-May 2009 attended Gary Carters Anatomy Course for Yoga Teachers. November 09-June 10 assisted Gary on subsequent Anatomy Diploma Courses- Bury St Edmunds, and Windsor. June 2010: ten days study with Rosella Baroncini in Florence, 90 minutes private tuition and one class (1.5 hours) daily. Rosella was a student of Vanda Scaravelli between 1983 and 1999. Between October 2010 and March 2011, recommenced studies with Bill Palmer, exploring how to teach and learn experientially in an Experiential course for teachers and practitioners of shiatsu and movement. April 2010 to the October 2011: Continuing Personal Development sessions in Body Psychotherapy and Developmental Movement Practice. Weekly sessions with Linda Hartley, author of Wisdom of the Body Moving. When integrated within asana practice, Developmental Principles can be a gateway to profound experiences, giving depth, roundness, integration, subtlety, and organic harmony. September 2011 One day workshop with Sophie Hoare, who worked with Vanda Scaravelli for ten years. October 2011- June 2012 Spent four months on and off living deep in the jungle in Nepal within the sangha of Guru Mahasambhodi DarmaSangha December 2011-December 2012 Sabbatical January 2013 Recommenced teaching Yoga January 2016 Attended the three month Yoga development Course at Yasodhara Ashram in BC Canada April 2016 Yasodhara Yoga Hatha Teacher Certification at Yasodhara Ashram in BC Canada August 2017 Kundalini and Dream Yoga Teacher Certification at Yasodhara Ashram in BC Canada 2018 Started to teach and cater for weekend and up to 5 day retreats. December 1st 2017 Foundation in Food Safety Certificate April 8th 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work August 2018 Yasodhara Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification at Yasodhara Ashram BC Canada. October 2019 Took students to Yasodhara Ashram for the Ten Days of Yoga Journey and One Month Karma Yoga Programme. Offered karma yoga, and teaching Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga, Dream and Kundalini workshops and classes. JaneCatherine is now a dedicated Yasodhara Yoga teacher and offers Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga classes as well as Dream and Kundalini workshops and Satsangs in the tradition of the Saraswati lineage. She is based in Norwich UK and teaches on line as well as in Europe and Canada in person when circumstances permit. See yogalightness.com for more information