The Exeter yoga community

Jill Hurley

Jill has been practicing yoga for forty plus years. She is a member of The British Wheel of Yoga and a qualified BWY teacher. The BWY Teacher Training Diploma is a very comprehensive course which takes between 2 to 4 years to complete and covers anatomy / physiology, yoga philosophy and many other aspects of yoga in great detail.

She teaches holistically, using movement, breath and awareness to bring about benefits for the body and mind: benefiting the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the individual. Jill is a qualified beauty, massage therapist and counselor She worked at Champneys Spa in Henlow, Beds for several years. Following that she trained and worked as a mental health nurse practitioner.
Jill Hurley
Jill is now a full time Yoga teacher She has experience in teaching several styles of yoga but most enjoys teaching hatha yoga flow. Jill teaches private yoga lessons. Suitable for Individuals or very small groups. Beginners or improvers welcome in your home or my studio. A few one to one lessons can be very helpful for beginners before they join a class. The lesson will be specially tailored to suit the requirements of the individual. Jill specialises in teaching yoga for the elderly. She teaches chair yoga and seated exercise in care homes and Age uk.

The practice of yoga asanas (postures) strengthens and tones muscles, develops flexibility, and can improve a variety of ailments. Psychologically yoga increases concentration, stills the mind and promotes wellbeing, tranquility and contentment.

With practice, the benefits of yoga are:

• the body becomes stronger and more flexible
• stiffness and tensions are eased
• breathing improves
• energy increases
• relaxation is easier

Yoga is about learning to come back to yourself. It's about expanding your boundaries, finding your limits and being able to truly relax and be yourself.

It's about taking time to remember who you are but have forgotten while being caught up in the whirlwind of a fast paced life.
  • “We shall not cease from exploration.
    At the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.”
    T..S. Elliot