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30th July 2014 
Yoga Meditation

Yoga in Oxford

'Yoga is your direct participation in the extreme intelligence of life.'*

Welcome to my website. I am Joanna Jeczalik and I have been practising and studying yoga for over 19 years.

I trained as a yoga teacher at the Life Centre in London, and I am a qualified teaching member of the British Wheel of Yoga. I now live and teach yoga classes in Oxford.

I teach regular mixed ability yoga classes in a beautiful Edwardian barn on the edge of Port Meadow in Wolvercote, Oxford. These classes offer a combination of flowing yoga sequences, breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. I incorporate many of the aspects of mindfulness which are increasingly being recognised as highly therapeutic and wonderful tools for 21st century living. The classes are suitable for all age groups and everyone is welcome, including beginners, so please do contact me to find out more, and to get directions to the Barn. See the Schedule for details of times for yoga classes and for arranging one to one sessions in yoga or mindful meditation.

A regular yoga practice has many benefits for the mind and body, and for the way these two aspects are so deeply interconnected. Becoming aware of your breathing, which draws your mind to the present moment, brings with it a greater awareness of the constant pulsation and creativity of life; a sense of peace which is vibrant with life energy.

Summer is a wonderful time to make the space to enjoy your yoga practice. As the days get longer and the sun warmer, it is lovely to stretch and invigorate your body and mind with active, and balancing, yoga sessions.

I also teach one to one yoga sessions for people who would like more individual instruction, who do not wish to attend mixed classes, or who have specific health conditions they would like to address. A one to one session, in yoga or mindful meditation, is ideal if you are very busy and haven't got time to get to a class, would like to be taught at home, need 100% attention, or would like to be taught in a small group of friends. I am consistently impressed by the therapeutic effects of yoga for CFS/ME, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, cancer surviviors, sciatica, migraine, PMT, menopause and many other conditions.

Please note that all classes except Thursdays are finished now until the first week of September. I look forward to seeing you then!

There will be a late Summer workshop in September. Details coming soon!

Please do contact me, through the email link on this site, if you would like to know more or to book a class or an appointment.

*Mark Whitwell