“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
Jane Kersel is unusual in the world of yoga and consciousness in that she has a credible and deeply mystical understanding of the esoteric and romantic worlds of sensory and energetic experience and healing (the yin – female energy) and the pragmatic workings of our minds and psyches (the yang – male energy).
She is neither a spiritual teacher, nor a yoga teacher per se, though she can connect you deeply to those energies within you. Above all else, she is a teacher of consciousness and a fire starter for passion and change; guiding her clients to awaken to the parts of them that may have been asleep, unexpressed and un-lived and to connect to a level of bliss – to walk the path of beauty and passion.
Yoga and meditation, are for Jane, a part of this dance of awareness. At her shala, The Ishy, she creates a spiritual choreography that releases, unfolds and connects a person to the feminine energetic pulse within. Classes are a sacred space, where miracles unfold and all the light floods in to become a healing realm that builds on each visit.
The spiritual parts of us are exquisitely beautiful but they are parts of us, not all of us. They don’t know how to raise our children, talk to our partners or put food on the table. Yet we equally over-identify with intellect and the mind: over-analysing our feelings and justifying, over allowing them to just move through us.
When we are inhabiting the softness of our bodies, we are home, deep in the landscape of the heart, we can soften and learn to live from a grounded moment by moment reality in which to truly feel into our lives and live from.
Jane’s practices evoke magic, inviting us to move in the world in a radical spirit of adventure, integrating the play and the dance between all our noble and at times, fearful and confused selves.
Her process creates a very high space of awareness and connection, clients find their lives opening up in a beautiful and profound way: their relationship to themselves and others, richer, touching a deeper resonance in their less defended hearts.
Her personal vision is the same that she holds for her clients, embodying the romance of life, encouraging mature, self-directed awareness, seeking always to meet life with open palms, to embrace and hold in her hands the polarity of the different selves within her and to softly and sweetly dance with joy and light between them.
“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