With almost 35 years’ experience of practicing and teaching yoga at YogaWellbeing we’re sure many of your questions about yoga and our classes, courses and other services will be answered here.
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength, stamina and flexibility), relaxation and breathing.
The practice originated in India about 7,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries and its health benefits are well recognised.
Great for Health and Fitness
The results of dozens of scientific trials have been published on yoga and suggest that it is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity – especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s also evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
Suitable for All
No matter what age, gender or level of fitness – and there is a type of yoga for you – older people, not so fit, people with disabilities, children and even the superfit can all benefit.
But you don’t need to become a yoga expert, or to be super bendy, or able to get into a perfect or complete posture. Great benefits happen with regular practice anyway – no matter how inflexible you think you are!
YogaWellbeing yoga classes are held across Tyne and Wear. Visit our booking pages for times and venues.
After teaching yoga part-time for 24 years I finally took a leap of faith and began my full-time yoga teaching and therapy business in May 2011. I have loved every day since. I am teaching what I love and it’s a great pleasure to watch my students get fitter and improve their healthy. Seeing my students transform into stronger, healthier, calmer people is a huge reward that gives a great sense of satisfaction.
Here is what a couple of my students have said,
“I have tried many fitness classes over the years, but the only one I really enjoyed and stuck at for more than a few weeks was Sara’s yoga class. She is so encouraging and really helps you achieve much more than you thought you could. I would encourage anyone to attend one of her classes. I’m looking for one near me!” Jane Hay, Yoga student
“Sara is a wonderful yoga teacher with a lovely sense of humour” May Cave Proudlock, yoga student.
Sara Jobling B.Ed (1st Hons), Adv Dip, LLB, Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer – Yoga Alliance, Yoga Teacher – (RIMYI) and Qualified Yoga Therapist – British School of Yoga.
Sara Jobling, the Founder and Director of YogaWellbeing, has been a qualified yoga teacher for 34 years. She began practicing yoga at the age of 19 while at college training to be a science teacher. While teaching biology in secondary schools she began training as an Iyengar yoga teacher and qualified at the age of 26. Sara has studied and worked with world-renowned yoga teacher and guru B.K.S Iyengar.
Originally, a biologist, Sara taught science and health education to A’ Level standard for 22 years and has worked as a health education specialist for the National Healthy Schools Award.
She is also a yoga personal trainer, qualified counselor and professional consultant and has lectured at universities in science, health and law. She has first class honours degrees in Education and Law and after undertaking post-graduate research, qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Health Education Management in 1996.
Sara is also one of a small number of qualified, professional yoga therapists working in the North East, having gained a Level III Professional Yoga Therapist qualification through the British School of Yoga. She has additional specialist training and qualifications in Yoga for Children and Young People and is trained and qualified with the Institute of Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs UK.
Now a qualified and experienced teacher Sara achieved Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer status in January 2019 through Yoga Alliance Professionals. She runs a 200 hours accredited Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Sara has gained lots of experience and had the opportunity to work with many well known organisations, businesses and charities, some of them household names. From multinationals to local carers associations, each has been an interesting and rewarding experience. In every case there has been an amazing opportunity to help people improve their health, fitness and stress levels.