Now settled in London, she teaches dynamic classes from the Rocket and Mandala Vinyasa systems as well as Yin classes based on her understanding, as an acupuncturist, of Chinese Medicine.
Her classes are strong and playful, reminding you always to relax, breathe and go with the flow. She emphasise the use of breath to quiet the mind, observe the body and enjoy the ride!
She has been dancing for 25 years, practicing yoga for 18 years.
Giuliana is a Yoga Campus and London Contemporary Dance School alumna and holds a Level Three Anatomy and Physiology diploma.
She is currently furthering her knowledge of anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater (PH.D; PT) and Mary Richards (M.S; C-IAYT).
Her classes offer a thoughtful flow, combining playfulness, physical challenge, soulful insight & great attention to alignment. Drawing from the greater traditions of yoga she peppers her teaching with anatomical knowledge, and philosophical enquiry.
Each one of her classes is themed and her sequences intelligently work towards a fun peak pose. Through the process plenty of modifications and tips for props use are offered to encourage perceiving each pose as a spectrum of possibilities rather than an ideal shape.
Students can expect to nourish everything: body, mind, soul and your creativity.
Meditation is an important part of her sadhana and one she loves to share.
Jayne is continually evolving her practice and experiences, bringing her students along for the ride.
She trained with the BWY and YogaCampus, and has completed an advanced Rasa teacher training with Sianna Sherman, which she feel has added another layer of richness and flavour to her practice and teaching. Jayne is accredited by the BWY and Yoga Alliance (500hr), teaching in London since 2010.
Her joyful approach integrates traditional teachings into creative, soulful, and intelligent flow. Classes generally begin on the ground and unravel into full spectrum practices that are both challenging and relaxing. She encourages listening deeply, responding mindfully, and exploring the mind - body with curiosity and open awareness. Her background in the Brazilian dance/play/martial art, Capoeira Angola, of which she is also a teacher, brings a playful and experimental element to her classes.
As a teen she practiced with traditional teachers in South India, and has been a student of Nicole Aarons (Soma Yoga) for 12 years. She completed a classical teacher training with Ganga Devi (Himalayan Yoga Institute) and is honoured to have been an assistant teacher on both Nicole and Ganga’s teacher trainings. Since 2014 she has been practicing with Jean Hall, and her practice and teaching are also deeply inspired and influenced by Vanda Scaravelli and Giovanni Felicioni.
Informed by 30 years of passionate study of movement and inspired by the research of teachers such as Naomi Absalom, Jean Hall and Mimi Kuo Deemer, she sees the practice as a personal enquiry around embodiment, an invitation to question our habitual patterns still honouring our own way of moving as a unique self-expression.
Her classes are playful and inclusive, and organically blend all the somatic practices she has been exposed to, in order to create a physical, mental and emotional transformation, and to promote holistic wellbeing.