My name is Lorna Jane, owner and founder of Yoga Sanchara. Besides music, yoga is my second passion. I discovered yoga because I've had chronic back pain for several years. Due to my affinity with sports I was a real all round athlete. After eleven years of loyal service to the Royal Netherlands Air Force and many years of therapeutic treatments for my back, I decided to focus more on yoga. My first yoga class had such a positive effect on my body and mind, that it motivated me to integrate it into my daily routine. By practicing yoga I hardly have any back pain anymore. In addition it gives me relaxation and I learned to deal with stressful situations differently.
For me Hatha Yoga is attractive because of the inward focus and effect on kinesthetic level. Firstly, discovering and shifting the physical limits of your own body: building up muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. You will learn to get to know and understand your own body better. Secondly, mental surrender to each pose: create peace and learn to relax. This combination stimulates the overall functioning of the body: glands, muscles, organs, nervous system and blood circulation.
Yoga can also be confrontational. Due to the effect on kinesthetic level, it is possible to eliminate emotional blockades. With yoga you connect to your inner self and you can create a balance between body, mind and soul. For me there is no better way to achieve that. In addition, yoga is excellent to combine with other sports, such as fitness, martial arts or running.
The above has made sure that I wanted to share and pass on my yoga experiences. To achieve that, I paused my study in Bachelor Business Administration in 2013 and traveled to Khajuraho (India) to complete the Hatha Yoga teacher training. This training I have followed at Arhanta Yoga International which is accredited by Yoga Alliance. On 19 March 2014 Yoga Sanchara was born. In addition I have successfully completed the Holistic Kids Yoga teacher training in June 2016, at Arterre Holistische Opleiding & Kindercentrum. Holistic Kids Yoga has been developed from the Hatha Yoga and is accredited by VYN, BATC and LVNG. I completed my study Bachelor Business Administration in September 2015 at the NCOI.
In April 2018 I gave birth to our second son. What a blessing to be a mother of two healthy little boys! Now I'm back teaching Hatha Yoga classes. And it's good to be supported by other professional yoga teachers and now also a meditation teacher. I'm looking forward to welcome you!