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Welcome to Yoga From The Heart Dumfries with Jill Dobbie

'Yoga for mental & physical well-being '


My name is Jill Dobbie and I've been practicing yoga since my teens. In my mid forties I undertook a 2 year yoga teacher training at Mandala Yoga Ashram in South Wales ( 2015-17). An experience which was life-changing, and has enabled me to share yoga with many people in the Dumfries area and further afield via Zoom. In November 2019 I trained with The Yoga in Healthcare Alliance to deliver their 10 week Yoga4Health programme. 

I come from a health background having worked as a registered nurse for 18 years, in both acute and community settings. I am passionate about the health benefits of yoga for mental and physical health. Yoga helps to integrate the mind, body and spirit through physical practices ( asanas) breath awareness and breathing techniques ( pranayama) meditation ( dhyana) and relaxation practices such as yoga nidra.  

I am trained to teach adults, my classes are for people aged 16+. I offer a welcoming, safe space to practice yoga with others. The classes are non-competitive with each person encouraged to work to their own ability. Yoga can be adapted to suit people of all ages and abilities. Chair yoga was the first class I set up back in 2016 at the retirement flats where my Mum used to live. Some participants were in their 90's. 

I have also taught sessions with Alzheimer Scotland, to NHS staff at D&GRI as part of a winter well-being initiative ( 2018-19). More recently I have shared yoga sessions with unpaid carers at Catherine Street Inclusive Play Park and The D&G Breast Cancer Support Group .

I also work part-time as a support worker at Lothlorien Therapeutic Community where I teach a morning yoga session once a week. 

I am grateful to be part of a lovely yoga community in Dumfries & Galloway, with so many inspiring teachers offering workshops, retreats and classes. I am especially grateful to Carol Godridge, Moira Forsyth and Johnny Glover in this region and Swami Krishnapremananda at Mandala Yoga Ashram for their teachings and support. 

I love nature, walking in wild places, in woods and by the sea. I enjoy gardening and tending our allotment. 

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trekking up Langtang Valley , Nepal
fun at the seaside

Current Classes Sping 2024 & Purelands Yoga Retreat 21st June-23rd June 2024

I welcome newcomers to my classes. I have classes suited to different abilities, from gentle yoga up to intermediate level. I can help you find the most appropriate class for your needs. If you are new to a class please get in touch beforehand as I will need you to complete a health questionnaire before the first class. This can be done by coming early to class.  Please email me if you'd like to join a class or message me on facebook.

I will be having a 2 week break over the Easter holidays , so no classes week beginning 25th March and 1st April 2024. My facebook has up to date information on my classes. 
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