This is Sarah Jane, the woman who runs the Nest.
I want to officially introduce myself .
I've been an avid Yoga student for the past fifteen years and a teacher for the past ten. I live on a small island off the west coast of Canada where I run the Nest. Living on a small island, with limited access to group Yoga classes, was my initial incentive for diving into a home practice. It was a lot of trial and error at first but once I found my groove the rewards for getting on the mat (even when I didn't feel like it), continued to show up as increased self-confidence, a deeper trust in my intuition and the freedom to be who I am. Some days the resistance was (is) overwhelming but, when I permit myself to adapt my practice based on how I am feeling, the rewards surpass the initial resistance. Knowing there are so many women out there who want to establish a home practice and struggle with how to get started, what to practice and feelings of going it alone, led me to start the Nest online.
The Nest is a cozy home-based Yoga studio located on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Students receive high quality personalized instruction and inspiration for yoga practice on and off the mat whether they practice in-studio or online. I offer instruction in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yang Yin, and Yin yoga styles to beginners and experienced practitioners alike. In-studio classes range from room temperature, to warm to hot depending on the style. Taking an online class? You get to decide the temperature!
Whether you're looking to build a solid foundational practice or expand and explore your existing practice, I can help. I love to work with students who enjoy consistent practice and continued learning opportunities. To complement classes and online membership, I offer special themed classes and retreats throughout the year that allow for a more in-depth exploration of a variety of yoga and yoga-related topics.
A little more about me
Why do I practice yoga?
I practice as a way to connect with myself on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This connection eases anxiety and creates an inner self knowing that translates into being more confident and at home within me. I am curious by nature and like to challenge myself.
Why do I teach yoga?
I teach with the hopes of inspiring people to discover the subtle power available from a consistent yoga practice. A well rounded yoga practice offers opportunities for continual learning, challenge (physically and mentally), time to process emotions, and tools to integrate the discoveries on the mat into life off the mat.
Who have I studied with?
During 2009, I lived at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga and studied the Classical Ashtanga teachings of Baba Hari Dass. This included karma yoga, asana, yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama and kirtan. Since then I have completed over 1000 hours of training with the inspirational faculty of Moksha/Modo yoga - Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson, Frank Jude Boccio and Ray Long to name a few - and am certified to teach Moksha levels 1 & 2 plus Moksha Flow. I have also studied Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett, Yoga Philosophy and Advanced Vinyasa Intensives with Natalie Rousseau and Trauma-Informed Yoga with Yoga Outreach.
What can you expect from my classes?
You can expect variety with purpose, alignment based instruction, opportunities to explore, individualized verbal instruction and modifications, invitations into self awareness and discovery, challenge, breath awareness, seasonally themed intentions and looooong savasanas.
Individual and small group private sessions are available by appointment for all levels, all ages, all ranges of mobility and strength (please note that sessions do not need to be heated). To inquire about group or individual private lessons please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250 537 6638.