Spotlight on… Jade Carey
1. Why did you become a yoga/pilates instructor?
I teach yoga to enable my students to connect with their true self & to help them become more aware of how they are feeling & where they are at in their bodies & in their minds, to then work with it through the practice of yoga.
At the same time teaching yoga shines a magnifying glass on my stuff too, often our students are mirrors of our own behaviour, so they teach me just as much as I teach them, therapy for my students, therapy for myself too, every class is a lesson learnt.
2. What is your favourite pose/exercise?
I don’t really have a favourite pose, it changes all the time depending on what’s going on in my body & mind.
3. Which classes do you teach at RHY?
Vinyasa Glow, Yin Yoga, RHY Unheated, Hot Yoga (when not pregnant).
4. How long have you been an instructor?
5. What is your go to snack after your practice?
Fruit, normally a nectarine, they are my favourite.
6. How do you motivate yourself to get on your mat?
Practising for me is like brushing my teeth, if I don’t make it onto my mat, even if its just for 15-20mins, I don’t feel right, connection to the self is always top of my list everyday!
7. Top tip for Downward Dog?
Bend the knees for extra space & length in the spine & draw the forearms/lower part of the arms towards each other to stabilise the shoulders.
8. What would your advice be to beginners?
Adapt the practice to where you are at, take modifications & use props whenever needed, don’t compare yourself to others in the room & most importantly connect to your breath throughout your practice.
9. What else do you do in your spare time?
I love music, especially rock music, dancing, swimming, reading & I love snowboarding, surfing & scuba diving when I go travelling.
10. Where is your favourite travel destination?
So many……. I’ll whittle it down to 3!
- Cape Town, South Africa for the beaches & Surfing, this is also where I was born & grew up so it’s where my heart is.
- Cervinia, Italy for Snowboarding – it sits just under the Matterhorn, the scenery is breathtaking.
- Marsa Alam, Egypt for Scuba Diving, by far the Best place I’ve ever Scuba Dived!