As Sharon Gannon, the respected yogini, activist and co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga says, you can’t “do Yoga”. Yoga is who you are, your natural state. It means union with eternal happiness, bliss, and unconditional love. It means freedom from suffering. What you can do are yoga practices that purify the body and mind so you can free yourself from suffering, from obstacles that prevent you from experiencing such bliss. Go Yoga offers Jivamukti Yoga practices in the form of transformational classes, courses, workshops and events steeped in the philosophy that happiness and freedom is possible for all beings. Without a doubt, you will notice that Go Yoga practice is also an effective exercise program and stress-reduction technique – a beneficial side effect of the universal goal!
Regular Go Yoga classes are held in the Adelaide suburb of Brighton. In addition, Go Yoga can bring the practice to you in the form of private, small group or corporate sessions in any location around Adelaide. You will find Yoga classes at Go Yoga suitable for students of all levels, ages, shapes, sizes and experience. Above all, Go Yoga classes are steeped in the philosophy that happiness and freedom is possible for all beings!
Jackie is South Australia’s first certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and has now brought Jivamukti Yoga classes to Adelaide! She believes that the ancient teachings and techniques of Yoga are as effective and exhilarating today as they were thousands of years ago. She is devoted to lifting people out of the humdrum by teaching that liberation from all kinds of suffering is possible even while living a modern, urban lifestyle.
Yoga means union. It is the state of bliss in which everything in our world fits together, when we realize that we are not separate from any other thing. Jackie is driven to teach that it is possible for everybody and everything to have a beneficial and fulfilling life right now in this world we’re in, and to find happiness, peace and joy in the process! She believes that in learning to take better care of yourself through Yoga practice, you can then take better care of the world around you and in turn this compassion, happiness and love will spread.
“Gregarious, engaging and compassionate, Jackie is completely devoted to the individual needs of her students and encourages them to overcome their limitations through dedicated practice.” – Sarah Brown
With a PhD in Wound Healing and Gene Therapy, Jackie’s early background was steeped in science and medicine. Always interested in health and fitness, however, she concomitantly became a group fitness instructor at the age of 20. After a major cycling accident, Jackie attended her first Yoga asana class through rehabilitation. She soon later began studying and practicing Hatha and Prenatal Yoga in Florida under her first teacher, Sandra Angelou-Kaplan, of Sandhi Yoga, from 2003 until 2006.
Upon moving back to Australia in early 2007 and while pregnant with her twin daughters, she completed Level 1 teacher training at Samadhi Yoga studio in Sydney (now Jivamukti Yoga Sydney) with Katie Manitsas. The new-found joy of teaching Yoga, together with the birth of her daughters and the love and support of her husband, ignited a sea-change that saw Jackie quit her career in medical research to pursue the practices of Yoga full-time. In 2009 she completed Advanced Level 2 (500 hour) Vinyasa teacher training at Yoga Trinity in Port Douglas with Heather Agnew and started her own business of classes, workshops, one-on-one sessions and corporate Yoga. In 2014 she completed a further 300-hour Jivamukti teacher training with Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari and Jeffrey Cohen. Now, she continues her studies by attending annual Yoga immersions, courses and conferences with her teachers and upholds senior Level 3 Yoga teacher registration with Yoga Australia and Fitness Australia.