Jane Kersel

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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


    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.

  • 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


  • Inspire

  • Unfold

  • Love

  • Shine

Jane is recognised as one of the most distinguished yoga and mindfulness teachers in London. She is a teacher’s teacher and was a much loved teacher at Yoga Campus, The Bio-medical Trust + Triyoga (where she trail-blazed the Hot yoga offering and the design of their studios).

She was also instrumental in the development of the studios teacher training departments and taught several hundred people to become yoga teacher themselves..

Over her 20 years of teaching she has inspired hundreds of beginners to take up a regular yoga + meditation practice.  Jane is highly sought out by companies and organisations for her communication skills and ability to impart and inspire the real ‘point’ of yoga and holding deep, meditative spaces where alchemy happens. As she says:  ‘We become stronger by being softer, fitter by being lighter, juicer by being freer’.

6 years’ ago she stepped out of the ‘politics’ of yoga studios and teaching large classes of some 50+ students and created her own more intimate yoga studio of some 6-8 students,  ‘The Ishy Shala’.

Here she is able to not only teach physical embodied movement but to bring her more integrated health model to the forefront which is steeped in neuroscience, psychology and hypnotherapy.  For more information on this please click here

To learn more about the practices and offering at the Ishy Shala in Notting Hill please click here

“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” Gabrielle Roth

Exercise wants to work powerfully, integrated through all the layers (mentally, physically, emotionally, energetically) yet not have us armour-up and harden the outer shell: we want to be strong in our muscles;  to integrate joints and fractured minds and hearts; to give the heart muscle a cleansing workout; to powerfully learn to draw energy and intuition from our cores; to focus and exercise the mind to think higher more elegant thoughts; to feel all the feelings; to know when to move strongly at times and yield at others; to be balanced not wrung out; and to ultimately rebalance exhausted nervous systems.

Jane is  an awakener, an enlightener, a healer, highly attuned to vibrational states, someone who sees beyond the physical into clients’ emotional and mental centres helping to excavate and free the essence that lies within – the diamond soul.

At times in her classes we use: our voices; powerful breathing sequences, and move with the beat of a drum that connects us deeply to our heart’s rhythm whilst Jane’s hypno-therapeutic trainings seal in all the goodness in a deep trance relaxation at the end – you float out – literally like you downloaded a whole new set of software.  The Practices:

  • ISHY – LOVE 


The Ishy Shala itself, is a powerful healing realm, a sanctum of light that builds on each visit.  It is situated deep in the heart of Notting Hill overlooking a beautiful and hidden communal garden.  Underneath the wooden floor of the studio are thousands of rose quartz crystals that with the heat of the far infrared panels and underfloor heating generates an energy of sublime healing and life force recalibrating – a counter to the increasingly toxic environmental and electronic pollutants of big cities.

“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

The embodiment of Jane’s philosophy and work can be read in the simple tenants below:

  • we learn to soften our energy rather than controlling, judging….to learn to vibrate in deeper stillness – a tantric holding of power – who woud you be if you had nothing to prove?
  • to see life as a spiritual investment as much a material one – invest in love, harmony, inspiration, creativity, beauty
  • to commit to our own happiness – not waiting for someone else to sort things for us
  • to create rapture – channeling venus energy – to live as the dream of the lover and mystic
  • to let go of the patriarchal model and ask for the dream
  • to be at peace with the old fractures and wounds and in rapturous silence take off all the masks we wear and to learn to swim in the formless, ever changing state of reality
  • when we are inhabiting the softness of our bodies, we are home, deep in the landscape of the heart and out of the ice palaces of our minds, from here we can soften and learn to live from a grounded moment by moment reality
  • a playful healing realm that creates a powerful inner strength and graceful flowing moving in the world without clinging
  • learning to define our breath, stretch into all we are becoming, find the sacredness in each movement and resonate at a high level of being
  • magic evoking, a high vibrational state of awareness, inviting us to move in the world from a radical spirit of adventure, integrating the play and the dance between all the noble and at times fearful and confused selves so we become whole, not fractured, beautifully self-governed and inttuitively driven.
  • a philosophy of practices that speak louder than words and are often beyond words that dive deeply intot he subconscious waters where something profoundly positively long-lasting and other worldly is created.
  • to feel the passion and fire for life at every step
  • live life saturated with the absolute – suppressing and fearing nothing because we’ve looked it in the eye and it holds no power over us.
  • live life at the highest state of mind, body, soul, alive to the senses, meeting the world through sensuous feeling, tenderness
  • live at the highest state of mind, body and soul, alive to the senses, meeting the world through sensuous feeling, tenderness and beauty
  • to relate deeply and lovingly as a state of our deepest being
  • to feel the energy in each moment
  • to move towards the heart that defends, closes and protects and invtie it to open wider
  • to feel the contraction and lean into it and release it as we dive into the unknown void of possibility
  • to see life through the eyes of our souls as magical fun passionate wizardry enthused with every ounce of the the estatic
  • where every miracle is just a shift of perception
  • to park the negativity of the conscious mind and hunt for the blue pearl self
  • to enter the trance, divinely intuitive bliss and see everything from that radiance empowered from the light
  • to exhale into the light connected with the feminine intuitive pulse
  • to enter a healing realm of radical self acceptance
  • to hold high space, to catch ourselves when we fall and reframe with grace
  • to connect with the parts that need to be addressed and met
  • a place where miracles unfold
  • to weave magic, to live and nuture nature with right minds, right hearts, right action
  • anchor ourselves on the exquisite golden path and return with greater faith
  • to leave the moment feeling pure, untainted by commentary or arrogant grasping to control and own
  • accept what comes not in a passive way – instead to use it as spritiual rocket fuel for self-directed change
  • to move beyond the mind that defends, attacks, and differentiates and find instead the mind that unites, communes and creates uniqueness over out-moded convention
  • to deepen awareness and presence, to truly feel the gift and beauty of our lives even in the darkest hour
  • to cultivate a deeply loving and nuturing relationship to the energy housed in our bodies
  • to move our bodies with awareness and respect – weaving strength, tendereness and grace not striving or foce
  • to fully feel the entire field of sensory vibration and feelings pulsing through us regardless of their hue
  • to practice silent listening through all of the senses and cultivate deep stillness
  • to walk in both worlds – the sacred and the profane and heal the rift between confusion and delusio
  • to feel the grip, to breathe into it, palms wide open and trust to the dance
  • to become an inner peace warrior and settle our own inner world without lashing outwards or judging another’s first
  • to be creative, find wonder in the mundane and become less predictable to our partners, our children, our cats, our dogs, our horses
  • to recognise that time, life, love and energy moves through our hands like water so respect them wisely
  • to lead by example- we are all beginners on our own exquisite paths – rediscover paly – to be as light as a child, not taking life/ourselves too seriously
  • to recognise that fear brings a crisis of faith – choose light over fear – and whenvever you drop to a place of rigidity and narrow thinking wondering if you’re doing the right thing – know this is not the right place for you – release to the light and ask to be redirected back to your highest self
  • to realise the that quest for perfectionism is a mental negative state – tap into the godstate – the golden self within – redirect your energy back to love and beauty and seek completeness instead
  • when facing challenges to breath in the light “this is not about me” and take the load off, go into the flow, be less hard-working to find the answer – instead find the visionary in you – stop asking “How?” and instead surrender and say ‘yes’
  • to be a good lover to yourself – to turn the volume down of the inner critic and find unconditional self love
  • to be more flippant with yourself, less serious, less vigilant – come into absolute splendour like the sun – the empress, the rose, make your contribution and shine shine shine
  • to be magnificent
  • to be in full light, full power, to be a star, grateful, divinely feminine entitled
  • to shake off the primal wound – to lay the baggage down and find quantum forgiveness
  • to move from the heart, be open in a radical spirit of adventure
  • to come from your heart and soul rather than logic
  • to be in an energy of spontaneity, play and trust
  • to throw your body down on your mat like an angel – to open your arms and take that leap of faith off the golden cliff – trust – believe – the fun of the adventure
  • to know that you leant that the ‘real’ is unreal – the ‘unreal’ real – the ego doesn’t speak the truth – it has its own version based on projection/fear/the past and control – so surrender to perceptions, thoughts and emotions – “i release this into the light” and allow the underlying faith to shine through
  • to seek the truth – ‘in loving myself …how do i choose to look at that statement”
  • to trust into the gossamer safety net – take a leap of faith – live out your dreams unabashedly – be the high flying trapeze artist – don’t look down
  • to live in bliss, spontaneous and in a sense of play
  • to hold high space when everything else falls apart
  • to know that the practices bring you to a place of peace and security where miracles unfold

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Here I am

Here I am


  • Psycho-spiritual psychotherapy + Shadow work
  • Hypnotherapy
  • 500 hour ERYT Yoga Alliance Certificate, USA – yoga and meditation
  • British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Teacher’s Diploma (teacher of teachers)
  • 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).
  • kundalini yoga therapy
  • 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

Designer of Energetic + Light Spaces

Jane is a creative, designer and source for beautiful things to make light-filled spaces that: resonate at a high vibration; feed our senses + need for beauty and peace; connect us to spirit and ignite our souls.

She conceived and designed several large London + Home Counties houses,  did the design and implementation for Triyoga Soho and Chelsea and the re-vamped Primrose Hill site and has been for the past three years working on the design and renewal of a 20,000 acre estate come small hotel  in Cordoba, Spain where she hosts The Big Pause. To learn more about her work please click here

“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”