Jane Kersel

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    Welcome

    To the space where the pure light beam of awareness gets fully turned on and we make the invisible visible.

    A place where spirituality gets real, useable and playful.  Where true kind power and beauty comes from reaching inwards and upwards to a higher ground, finding a deep inner peace there and learning to operate from the light of your soul rather than just personality, ego and fear – a place where you feel sensuous, passionate, vibrant and juicy.

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

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    Light – Energy – The Juice Of Life

    Quantum science and the esoteric worlds agree - nothing is solid in the universe.

    The strongest magnifying glass in the world shows that everything is pure vibration and light, oscillating at different frequencies made up of differing amounts of the 5 elemental compounds – earth, water, fire, air, and ether. How we think and sense: see, feel, look, hear, taste and intuit has a direct impact on the energetics and vibration within us.

    All disease starts inside a body besieged by external and internal stress, creating a low resonance, stagnation, inflammation, acidity, inflexibility, anxiety, lack of creativity and ultimately dis-harmony and dis-ease. Get conscious – get real –  get juicy and create more light.

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    Inspire

    Most work-outs focus on the body as a machine - the mind the master controller - dynamic male energy - strive, win, do it - music’s pumping, endorphins rush and you feel so high it must be doing good.

    Connecting to the male is a beautiful counter balance if you’re already in touch with the light of the feminine: walking in the world with trust, leaning back into the sensuousness of your body and feeling into the landscape of your heart.

    At the Ishy we inspire work-ins – a return to the feminine energy – riding on the wave of spiraling, organic movement linked with the sacredness of the breath – a prayer in motion. We become stronger by being softer, fitter by being lighter, juicer by being freer. “If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” Gabrielle Roth

    From there becoming stronger, fitter, lighter, leaner, more playful, juicier, sensuous and vibrant than you ever felt possible.

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    Unfolding

    We are so much more than the apparent solidity of our thoughts, body and emotions. Charismatic people have an intensity of light flowing through them that draws in people like moths to a flame.

    Energetic blockages are like veils that mask and stop light entering: eating fast foods that slow digestion, holding repressed emotions in our cells and negative thoughts in our minds. Here we are, a planet packed with people and electronic connecting wizardry never more lonely from ourselves and each other.

    “We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens.” Anon

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    Send someone light, shed some light -The Tantrika Candle Collection by Jane Kersel

    Shed light, send light, Cultivate a sensuous sacred space, a ritual, pause and set your purest clearest intention

    We are made of light, our DNA is a conductor of light, negative thoughts, heavy foods, not moving, trap light making us feel inert, lethargic, stuck in thoughts.

    “….Each person shines with his or her own light.  No two flames are alike.  There are big flames and little flames, flames of every colour….

     

    Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks.  Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking and if you approach, you shine in fire.”  Eduardo Galeano

    So light the flame of your deepest desire, breathe it fully into you, let go of story, hold to a higher place within and learn to resonate and live from that new place beaming your light

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    Home

    “For the teacher-coach-practitioner, life manifests as dance.... She is not stuck on any one way. The teacher is a mystic, an inquirer, an inspirer, committed to aliveness.

    She calls us awake beyond the readily apparent and points us all, including herself, homeward. She lives at the edge of life as a creative act, continuous and evolving… She teaches from awe, and not from her opinions, beliefs, advice. She does whatever will forward the life of the one or ones she is coaching.

    She provides a compelling invitation, an urgency to all… to open now in this moment, here in this place, not some other day, some other where.  This is the holy moment…  The teacher-coach calls us home again and again and again to this is it, life is now, right here.” – Dianne Connelly

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    Move – Act – Lighten Up

    The body loves to move – don’t chain it to your desk. The heart beats with joy - don’t beat it with sticks of negativity. To breathe in deeply, to inspire is to draw life in and go further than the glass-ceiling of our minds.

    Pause, listen – there’s a calling. Western medicine doesn’t have the answer and why should it? We can’t expect to run our bodies into the ground, fill our heads with stuff, strive, close our hearts, stuff down feelings, abuse our bodies, without some sense of internal combustion creating stress and stagnation.

    To be “cured” is a mind statement that fixes to a linear point – life’s a moveable feast – cultivate a continuous loving relationship with yourself – meditate not medicate, don’t analyse until you’re paralysed. Beam the light into the dark places that scare you and lighten up.

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    Trust the mystic in you

    Esoteric practices are by necessity mostly non logical-mind orientated - they deal with the language and symbolism of the sub-conscious: energy, light, feelings and the sensory experience of ourselves and our worlds.

    There’s a gentle balance to respect here: that the beauty and power of these practices aren’t solidified into set procedure and standardised into ‘one-size fits all’ methodology. The juice and alchemy these practices bring ignite transformation and inspire the subconscious mind to shift and heal.

    If we try to consolidate them into theory and explanation then the disconnect we feel between our souls, our heads, our hearts will become far greater. “Close the language-door and open the love-window.” – Rumi

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    TURN IN – TURN ON – GO BEYOND

    In the busy-ness of our days it’s key to find a place where we can literally step off the grid, unwind, recalibrate, reconnect back to the sacredness of the natural world and the beauty of our inner worlds, so we can develop greater self mastery and a deeper understanding of the energies that direct our lives

    The Ritual Retreats are luxurious, bi-annual, house party style retreats of 8-10 guests on a private estate of 1500 acres in Cordoba Spain with a team of 5 master specialists in energy work and holistic well-being.

    The team comprises: myself, James Philip, Katrin Hempel, Enrique Cortedallas, Michael Bartelle and Laura Jones who come together to co-create pure alchemy in mind, body and soul.

    Personally tailored long weekends for corporate clients and families are also available.

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    Peace

    a proportion of your class fee and product sales go directly to support innocent children trapped in war torn places across the Globe - thank you - as we find peace in ourselves so we help spread peace across the planet

    “it may sound self indulgent: war is raging and you are doing yoga. But cultivating a practice that opens you up to the direct experience of war and peace in your body in an honorable and even necessary way to go….in a world of rap wars, gender wars, star wars, world wars, hip wars, head wars, heart wars and holy wars,

    you need a way to access the part of you that is connected to the whole, to find a proactive way to create peace in your own piece of the world. Freedom comes when you are receptive to the voices of the oppressed, whether they be in your hip, your mother or the downtrodden people of the world.”  Gabrielle Roth

LOVE - EVERY - BREATH

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My philosophy is simple – find the magic, the fun, be enthused with every ounce of passion and ecstatic delight for each moment passing through your fingertips.  Never stop being adventurous, learn to see life through the eyes of the wizardry of your soul rather than your over-controlling head.  Literally – you get the inside right and the outside will fall into place.

We live in a Western world overly identified with the male dynamic, busy-ness, goal-orientated, every moment planned, forward thinking, linear, mind/head over-ruling body/feelings.  Are we  really surprised to find so many infertility issues these days and stress levels at an all time high?

We are all here as another’s teacher. Each class and practice is unique, unpredictable and visionary. Equally, the time of day, the cycles of the seasons, the moon, the planets etc all have a bearing on the energetic that is created and the energy that is built and magnetised.  The Ishy Shala and The Ishy Retreat are sanctums of light, sacred spaces and healing realms that build, as clients sometimes say to me: “This is my church – when I come here I feel like I’ve come home”.

I teach you how to breathe in and exhale into the light and connect with the feminine energetic pulse – a healing realm for men and women.  At first when you come to these sacred practices it’ll be over your head, you’ll over-think too much, you won’t get it,  of course. We are conditioned that way.  Taught to believe only what you see is real and that the unreal isn’t real.  I can’t see the electricity running through my computer but it works.  The body is the same – there’s an energy there you can’t see but it’s a place of beauty and awe where miracles unfold – just think of two people coming together in an ecstatic embrace and tell me that energy doesn’t exist!

I teach you to deeply connect to your body – to listen – the body is home – the mind lives in this home – it’s a part of home (like your bedroom or lounge)  but by no means is it all and that’s where we go wrong.  The western world teaches us to over-rationalise and over-think things –  it creates huge judgmental, critical inner voices that annihilate us and in that we are completely missing the ‘language’ and rich landscape of the heart and feeling – missing the juice of connection – feeling ourselves, feeling another deeply.  Instead we live in these dry ice palaces of our minds trying to control things, staying separate from each other, yet so much of life is completely out of our control.

Fitness and gyms can be rigid – their mentality seeks to strive, to overcome, to perfect the body – to whip it into some unnatural state of being – it works against the body, rather than with it – we spend so much of day pushing/striving why exhaust our nervous systems further?  What we do here is more conscious, more advanced – strengthening, toning, yes but we are learning profound lessons of self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-governance –  integrated embodied states rather than fragmented “not perfect/less-than/not-enough” mentalities and ever more stressed nerves.  Why? Forget this stupid ‘ideal’ of what it has to look like, the shape it has to be, that’s just learnt behaviour, boring mind/critical inner voices that we all buy into and do nothing but keep you trapped, locked into a small contracted mind-set where the light can’t get in and causes over-excess, emptiness and feelings of lack.

Lets instead learn to embrace, love, honour, respect and expand this container we inhabit – to become more open, expressive, creative, sensusal, intimate, honest, empowered and ecstatic.  If you can’t feel ecstatic and fully-loving, accepting about yourself how on earth can you expect anyone else to want to find that state with you?

It’s simple, stress and unhappiness comes when we are overly living in our heads and thoughts, denying ourselves, our feelings, our bodies, our needs – sort these out and any desire to over-eat, over-drink, over indulge in anything just falls away – instead you’re living from a grounded moment by moment reality – how cool is that!

Let’s be kind and really get this so our kids don’t have to repeat such damaging behaviour, let’s turn self-consciousness away from being a spotlight on the superficial outlayering of the body to the self-confidence of a light radiating from the body – that’s a huge shift of belief that instead of a transient light being directed at us by others, we are cultivating an ever-lasting  light that shines from within.

Let’s change the trance we all live in at times, instead of it being so negative, let’s make it diviinely intuitive and full of bliss – a state of being where we learn to see life from that radiance – imagine the beauty of that!   When we talk of the erotic today, let’s have that speak of the life force of women freely expressing and shining that creative empowered energy in all it’s awesomeness.  Women in particular need to learn to enjoy their physical and emotional strength as a united and collective revolution.

I will help you to define your breath; stretch into all you are becoming; find the sacredness in each pose and resonate at a high level of being – literally a spiritually connected choreography between you and your god. I take you on a journey that will make you fitter, stronger, more in-touch and more flexible: mentally, physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.

“I am proposing that we re-conceive the dream. That we consider what would happen if security were not the point of our existence. That we find freedom, aliveness and power not from what contains, locates or protects us but from what dissolves, reveals and expands us.” – Eve Ensler

Here I am

Here I am

DON'T BOX ME IN

I’m first and foremost fluid and creative – moving through life with a strong vision, whether that be through yoga, symbolism, trance work, design, art, play and life

The Paper Work:

  • Shadow work – Psycho-spiritual facilitator: 12 years under the pupilage of  Drs Hal and Sidra Stone (the psychologists who created the Psychology of the Selves/Voice Dialogue methodology).  I was given their blessing to take their work forward and to become a facilitator and clinical counsellor
  • 500 hour ERYT Yoga Alliance Certificate, USA – yoga and meditation
  • British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Teacher’s Diploma (teacher of teachers)
  • Birthlight Diploma in pre and post-natal yoga
  • Developed trainings and sat for several years on the faculties of Yoga Campus, triyoga and The Biomedical Trust Teacher Trainings (specialising in yoga for anxiety and depression).
  • Certificates in vinyasa yoga, Iynegar yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga and kundalini yoga therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Naturopathy: studied under Barbara Wren at the College of Natural Nutrition and David Wolfe’s Raw Food
  • College of Psychic Studies, Healing Certification
  • First class honours degree in fashion and printed textiles – Brighton College of Art

 

“The Goddess (the Sacred Feminine), is the movement of the spiral. Like so many things in nature – plants, the seasons, the moon – the Goddess moves in her circular motion through dark and light, through death and resurrection, trusting in the darkness as much as in the light. She lives in the present and evaluates in the moment. What is right today may be wrong tomorrow. She lives by the spirit and not by the law. Therefore she demands constant awareness and spontaneity. She loves the potential in things: the possibilities in the growing plant, the growing child, the growing hopes and dreams. She trusts life, trusts change, trusts love and holds nothing static. She loves and lets go. She loves with her whole Being so that her vulnerability becomes her greatest strength.” – Marion Woodman

Designing Light Spaces For others

I create and source beautiful things to make light-filled spaces that: resonate at a high vibration; feed our senses; connect us to spirit and ignite our souls.

“There are…places where one breathes in spirit, places where a person can steep themselves in it, or if you prefer, where they quicken the sense of the divine in themselves. This is the greatest gift of Earth and Heaven to mankind.”

~ Louis Charpentier

“Humans, like other animals, are shaped by the places they inhabit, both individually and collectively. Our bodily rhythms, our moods, cycles of creativity and stillness, even our thoughts are readily engaged and influenced by seasonal patterns in the land… Transfixed by our technologies, we short-circuit the sensorial reciprocity between our breathing bodies and the bodily terrain.”

– David Abraham  “The Spell of The Sensuous”