Welcome to my website. I am Sara-Jayne Edwards.
I specialise in yoga as a tool for anxiety recovery, in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, and in breathwork.
My classes are rooted in aiding emotional regulation by releasing stress and tension held in the body.
This is underpinned by the concept of neuroplasticity and the art of changing your mind.
By repeating actions that allow us to feel safe and present, we can create long term change to how we feel and, therefore, how we think.
I weave creativity and mischievous fun through everything that I share.
I did lots of things, over the years, in an attempt to feel less anxious. One of them was drinking too much. Another was continually running away.
Since putting down these behaviours, and getting some licensed help, I have used what I teach to help me to stay sober, stay present, and stay sane.
Yoga and breathwork add a necessary discipline to my life and, over time, that’s created a massive shift in how I think and feel.
My classes are for people who recognise that they do not always like the way their negative emotions cause them to behave, think about themselves and react to others.
Breath, movement and stretching in interesting ways… that’s my speciality.
Everything that I share works to counter what happens to the body and mind in a stress response:
– To release tension and tightness in the major muscles.
– To counter excess stress hormones.
– To reduce negative, anxious thoughts.
– To work with awareness of the vagus nerve and of the fascia to support a relaxed body and mind.
To do these things often is the key. If you come to my classes, you can expect to hear me talk about the importance of a daily practice. Just five minutes per day can make an enormous difference to your life.
The discipline I hope to foster in others goes arm in arm with the encouragement that you have creative outlets for negative emotion and stagnant, or chaotic, ideas.
My undergraduate degree was in English Literature and Creative Writing.
It is important to me that this is woven into what I share through yoga. With an anxious mind, the stories that we tell ourselves, about ourselves, can be deeply engrained in our psyche. We’re all storytellers. Only you know your own, but many of us are chained to a story of a past that we loathe and a future that we need to control. The power of presence makes every moment a blank page.
What I teach truly does help when feeling anxious or stressed.
Classes will also soothe you in periods of overwhelm. They will help after a long day, a sleepless night, with low mood, with an inability to rest and with the impulse to constantly, endlessly, check your phone. They inspire the order required for creativity to become productive, and create space in your mind for new ideas.
I share the very best practises from the large assortment of tools I have at my disposal that help me to stay in a place where my mind is a bearable place to hang out.
I aim to teach in a way that is honest, inclusive, dogma-free, and fun.
I am not a healer, a miracle worker or a guru. I am an imperfect human who has managed to put down some bad habits and learnt to better regulate my emotions. I want to share on the tools that have best helped me along the way.
If you would like to to know more:
Classes Every Tuesday Evening
Online, I currently offer classes on Tuesday evenings. Every class is recorded so you do not have to join live (I love when people do, and many choose to!) In all of my classes I teach Kundalini Global yoga.
You can join in at any time. The recordings are not time limited and are available via private Vimeo links.
I also offer online workshops which, along with some past series of pre-recorded classes, come with some ‘real life’ element in the form of something I create to post out to you. Affirmation cards, zines, bookmarks, and small gifts that compliment the themes the classes or workshop covers.
I find that this really helps in aiding the personal touch and a deeper connection online and is an aspect of what I do that I hugely enjoy.
I share strong practises, that require effort, in a very gentle way.
I also teach in person workshops in and around the West Midlands and Shropshire. The best way to hear about them is to make sure you are signed up for my email newsletter and to keep an eye on my website and Instagram.
My Tuesday evening classes are suitable for all. If you are pregnant, it is important that you let me know before a class.
If you are interested in classes that are specific to pregnancy I have a separate offer for those over at Dancing Star Yoga.
For any of my classes, you need no experience and nothing other than somewhere to sit and some cushions and/or blankets to keep you comfortable and warm.
Find out more about my current class offerings here:
Buy individual class recordings:
I am Sara, or Sara-Jayne… the name on my birth certificate. I never really liked or used it much but it began to resonate with me on my yoga teacher training.
In my younger years, Sara-Jayne was heard only when I was yelled at for being naughty. Being, at least a little bit, naughty is part of my nature. For this reason, the reclaiming of my -Jayne feels good.
I have a brain that is fast and creative. It has caused me all kinds of stress over my life. We get on alright now. I am passionate about what I do. I do all I can to make my classes kind, fun, a bit different, and planned and delivered with as much love and creativity as I can possibly muster.
I love non-human animals and find human animals endlessly fascinating. You can read more about me and my life by clicking this button:
- What, on earth, am I doing here?
- A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives Before They Die
- Dear Intuition…
- Everybody’s Free to Put Their Phone Down
Access Pre-Recorded Classes and Accompanying Gifts:
Recordings and Special Issue of Zine: The Art of Changing Your Mind£30.00
Recordings and Affirmation Cards: Open Your Heart: A Series of 5 Kundalini Global Classes£25.00
Recordings and Affirmation Cards: Intuition£30.00
Recordings and Affirmation Cards: Express Yourself: A Series of 5 Kundalini Global Classes£25.00
FLOW! I Am: Creative, 5 Live, Online Kundalini Global Classes Plus Online Pre-Recorded Creativity Workshops, Gifts and Cards£35.00
Recordings and Affirmation Cards: Harmony£30.00
MY INSTAGRAM: JOIN ME, IT’S FUN:
Sara-Jayne currently teaches classes and workshops online, via Zoom. She also teaches pregnancy yoga through Dancing Star Yoga.
Sara-Jayne has undertaken further teacher trainings in yoga for the anxious and addictive personality and in teaching breath practises to reach altered states.
As well as offering regular free classes, Sara-Jayne is passionate about making her classes inclusive and accessible to all and teaches with every body in mind.
Do you have questions about classes or want to get in touch?
You can contact Sara-Jayne via email:
Sara-Jayne is currently based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
She regularly travels to teach. If you would like to discuss a workshop or class at your venue get in touch.