Essential Yoga Yoga Classes in Busselton, Dunsborough and on zoom

My intention is to teach the students how to slow down their biological ageing through exercise and meditation.

Jackie Clarke 

CLASS TIMES

Studio & Online Classes

Busselton

Times are Western Australian Time (GMT+8)

Monday
3:00-4:00 pm very gentle yoga
4.30-5.40 pm  all levels
6:00-7.10 pm all levels
Options for easier and harder exercises


Tuesday
5.00-6.00 pm  Experienced Class (zoom only)
Challenge your strength and endurance.

Wednesday
10:00-11:00 am Gentle Yoga and relaxation
11.30 am –12.40 pm all levels
4.30 – 5.40 pm all levels
6:00 – 7.10 pm all levels
Options for easier and harder exercises

Friday

9.30 – 10:40 am All levels. 
Options for easier and harder exercises

11:30 – 12.40 pm Gentle Yoga and relaxation.

Sunday
4:00 – 5:00 pm:  Yin (intense stretching), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation/relaxation.(zoom only)

 

Dunsborough Classes

Naturaliste Community Centre
Wednesday
8.00-9.15am (beginners/general) *in school holidays this class changes to 7.30-8.45am

Friday
7.15-8.30am (general)

I’ve been teaching yoga for 24 years and know without a doubt that it is simply the best system of exercise for general health. And in light of today’s circumstances, we need it more than ever!

The emphasis of the classes will be on strength, relaxation, and balancing the nervous and immune systems.

There are classes to suit all ages and levels of ability.

Hope to see you soon in person or on my screen and help you to feel strong, positive, calm and healthy.


Jackie Clarke

BPsych UWA

Passionate Yoga teacher and health motivator.

The main focus in the classes is on slowing down the ageing process by working on 5 main areas:

Body Strength
It is a fact that we can become stronger at any age. Having strong bones and muscles will help us in every aspect of our life. We may become old but we certainly don’t have to become frail. In the yoga classes we work on strength using body weight. Some of the strongest people I know are over 60 and have never been to a gym in their life, they’ve just done yoga.

Flexibility / Joint Mobility
We can become more flexible at any age, with effort. I’m not at all interested in the extreme levels of flexibility that seem to be the focus of many yoga teachers. You don’t actually have to be that flexible to be healthy. But stretching regularly does slow down the ageing process by maintaining joint mobility/ range of movement, improving circulation and joint health, and helping us to slow down and relax.

Balance
Our balance does not improve as we get older. I think everyone knows that yoga is incredibly good at improving balance. And having good balance helps us with most things in daily life.

Posture
There is nothing quite as good as yoga for straightening your spine. Some of the benefits of good posture are – you look younger, improved respiration (breathing), increased energy levels , stronger metabolism, improved mood, decreased back and neck pain, more confidence.

Relaxed State / Lowered Stress Levels
Like improved posture there is no exercise system quite like yoga for becoming more relaxed. We can’t avoid stress in life. But we can learn and practice simple skills to relax our nervous system. Feeling more relaxed is guaranteed after every single Yoga session. And if you’re more relaxed you sleep better, breathe better, digest better, get sick less, feel happier and age more slowly, amongst many other benefits.

  • Incredible knowledge

    Amazing yoga and Jackie has an incredible knowledge of the body, injuries and modifications to suit everybody and every ability.
    Incredible knowledge
    Cat Meunier
    Physiotherapist
  • I’ve been attending Jackies ‘Essential Yoga’ classes for over 15 years and it has become an ‘essential’ part of my life. Jackie’s yoga is always different and is a perfect balance of strength, stretch and relaxation. What I love the most about Jackie’s yoga is her philosophy behind it, she believes yoga is something we should all do for the quality of life, it’s not about how many sun salutations you can do or whether you can put your leg behind your head, it’s about your body being able to move freely and being present and aware of your own body. Personally I want to be doing yoga well into my 70’s/80’s and hopefully, 90’s and I believe Jackies style and philosophy is exactly what’ll get me there.
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    Maritia Lightfoot
    Massage Therapist
  • I have only started yoga 6 months ago and I’m already an addict.  Jackie really looks after us beginners and people with injuries. I only wish I had started many years ago. She’s a really good motivator and teacher. I highly recommend her.

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    Keren Lynch
  • I am about to turn 67 and I’m putting all of my flexibility and fitness down to one person who has been in my life now for approx 10 years. Jackie at Essential Yoga. No matter what your age and flexibility level she has a highly-skilled way of keeping us all at our own body’s level. Her incredible knowledge of the body’s physics helps us target different muscle groups for healthy ageing. I am planning on another 20 years of yoga with Jackie. Thank you.

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    Rhonda Woosnam
    Retired commercial designer
  • I have tried lots of different yoga classes around Busselton and Dunsborough and I think Jackie’s are the best. I sit at the desk and drive a lot for work and Jackie has taught me how to look after my lower back and keep it pain free. And I’m sure her classes have improved my surfing due to improved balance and strength.

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    Bree Brown
    Environmental Scientist
  • We have been going to Jackie’s Dunsborough class for over 10 years now. We find her to be an expert in her field and highly professional in her approach to teaching yoga to all levels of ability. The atmosphere is very friendly and we always look forward to and enjoy the class.

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    Ralph and Maureen Upton