Yoga in Oxford
'The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life'
Welcome to my website. I am Joanna Jeczalik and I have practised and studied yoga for over 19 years, and have been a yoga teacher in Oxford for the past 10 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 teach regular mixed ability yoga classes in Oxford, in a beautiful Edwardian barn on the edge of Port Meadow in Wolvercote. These classes offer a combination of flowing 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 my yoga classes in Oxford and to arrange one to one sessions in yoga or mindful meditation. My Friday morning class combines yoga with mindfulness and offers an opportunity to learn mindfulness techniques or to practice mindfulness regularly.
As a yoga teacher and practitioner, I am convinced that a regular 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.
As the days are beginning to lengthen, this is a wonderful time to make the space to enjoy your practice. With more light, and the first signs of snowdrops and crocuses, it is lovely to be in rhythm by stretching and invigorating your body and mind with active, and balancing, yoga sessions.
I also teach one to one 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 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 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.