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Jess Oatway

Yoga Instructor

Jess’s practice was born out of work-related stress and back pain! She was working in a stressful job and noticed that after sitting at her desk for 3 to 4 hours without moving, her back would start to hurt.

So she found a yoga class near to her work and started going every Monday. She then started to get really stressed in work. It began taking over in her downtime as well. She noticed during yoga her mind was so focused and calm, she would forget about work. Her mind felt

peaceful and spacious. The anxious feeling disappeared.

Jess decided she wanted to learn more about the practice. She wanted it as part of her everyday life and to introduce other people to yoga. She trained to become a teacher and completed her YTT 200hrs in 2016.

Jess has travelled to Sri Lanka and Bali to further her training. She has

practiced with international teachers such as Paul Toedo and Evy Ferraro. Jess recently finished a 90hr Katonah Yoga training and a 30hr Yin Training.

She soon realised that a lot of people knew about yoga and wanted to try it. But there was a feeling of fear and intimidation to go to their first class. Her goal is to take those fears away. You can expect to be pushed and to have a sense of achievement in Jess's class. At the same time, feel calm and relaxed and have fun and a laugh.

At the end of the day, we all need to stretch, strengthen, laugh and bring a bit of zen into our hectic lives.

Jess Oatway

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