Essential Yoga Yoga Classes in Busselton and on zoom

Harvard Medical School recommends yoga, meditation to deal with coronavirus anxiety. March 16th 2020


Studio & Online Classes

Held  in our Essential Yoga Busselton Studio
Times are Western Australian Time (GMT+8)

3:00-4:00 pm very gentle yoga
4.30-5.40 pm  all levels
6:00-7.10 pm all levels
Options for easier and harder exercises

5.00-6.00 pm  Experienced Class (zoom only)
Challenge your strength and endurance.

8:00-9:10 am Fit and over 55
Yoga and functional exercise for active over 55s.

10:00-11:00 am Gentle Yoga and relaxation
11.30 am –12.40 pm all levels
4.30 – 5.40 pm all levels
6:00 – 7.10 pm all levels
Options for easier and harder exercises


7.15 – 8.25 am  Experienced
Challenge yourself with a combination of  HIIT and advanced Yoga

9.30 – 10:40 am All levels. 
Options for easier and harder exercises

11:30 – 12.30 pm Gentle Yoga and relaxation.

4:00 – 5:00 pm:  Yin (intense stretching), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation/relaxation.(zoom only)

I’ve been teaching yoga for 24 years and know without a doubt that it is simply the best system of exercise for general health. And in light of today’s circumstances, we need it more than ever!

From Monday, May 18th 2020 all classes will be available in our Busselton Studio and via Zoom (except Tuesday & Sunday which are Zoom only).  There will be a maximum of 20 participants in the studio classes so please book in via an email or text.

The emphasis of the classes will be on strength, relaxation, and balancing the nervous and immune systems.

There are classes to suit all ages and levels of ability.

Hope to see you soon in person or on my screen and help you to feel strong, positive, calm and healthy.

Jackie Clarke

BPsych UWA

Passionate Yoga teacher and health motivator.

The main focus in the classes is on slowing down the ageing process by working on 5 main areas:

Body Strength
It is a fact that we can become stronger at any age. Having strong bones and muscles will help us in every aspect of our life. We may become old but we certainly don’t have to become frail. In the yoga classes we work on strength using body weight. Some of the strongest people I know are over 60 and have never been to a gym in their life, they’ve just done yoga.

Flexibility / Joint Mobility
We can become more flexible at any age, with effort. I’m not at all interested in the extreme levels of flexibility that seem to be the focus of many yoga teachers. You don’t actually have to be that flexible to be healthy. But stretching regularly does slow down the ageing process by maintaining joint mobility/ range of movement, improving circulation and joint health, and helping us to slow down and relax.

Our balance does not improve as we get older. I think everyone knows that yoga is incredibly good at improving balance. And having good balance helps us with most things in daily life.

There is nothing quite as good as yoga for straightening your spine. Some of the benefits of good posture are – you look younger, improved respiration (breathing), increased energy levels , stronger metabolism, improved mood, decreased back and neck pain, more confidence.

Relaxed State / Lowered Stress Levels
Like improved posture there is no exercise system quite like yoga for becoming more relaxed. We can’t avoid stress in life. But we can learn and practice simple skills to relax our nervous system. Feeling more relaxed is guaranteed after every single Yoga session. And if you’re more relaxed you sleep better, breathe better, digest better, get sick less, feel happier and age more slowly, amongst many other benefits.

  • Incredible knowledge

    Amazing yoga and Jackie has an incredible knowledge of the body, injuries and modifications to suit every body and every ability?
    Incredible knowledge
    ?Cat Meunier
  • ?I’ve been attending Jackies ‘Essential Yoga’ classes for over 15 years and it has become an ‘essential’ part of my life.?Jackie’s?yoga is always different and is a perfect balance of strength, stretch and relaxation. What I love the most about Jackies yoga is her philosophy behind it, she believes yoga is something we should all do for quality of life, it’s not about how many sun salutations you can do or whether you can put your leg behind your head, it’s about your body being able to move freely and being present and aware of your own body. Personally I want to be doing yoga well into my 70’s/80’s and?hopefully, 90’s and I believe Jackies style and philosophy is exactly what’ll get me there.?
    Maritia Lightfoot
    ?Massage Therapist
  • I have only started yoga 6 months ago and I’m already an addict.? Jackie really looks after us beginners and people with injuries. I only wish I had started many years ago. She’s a really good motivator and teacher.? I highly recommend her.

    Keren Lynch
  • I am about to turn 67 and I’m putting all of my flexibility and fitness down to one person who has been in my life now for approx 10 years.? Jackie at Essential Yoga.? No matter what your age and flexibility level she has a highly skilled way of keeping us all at our own body’s level. Her incredible knowledge of the body’s physics helps us target different muscle groups for healthy ageing. I am planning on another 20 years of yoga with Jackie.? Thankyou.

    Rhonda Woosnam
    Retired commercial designer
  • I have tried lots of different yoga classes around Busselton and Dunsborough and I think Jackie’s are the best.? I sit at the desk and drive a lot for work and Jackie has taught me how to look after my lower back and keep it pain free.? And I’m sure her classes have improved my surfing due to improved balance and strength.

    Bree Brown
    Environmental Scientist
  • We have been going to Jackie’s Dunsborough class for over 10 years now.? We find her to be an expert in her field and highly professional? in her approach to teaching yoga to all levels of ability.? The atmosphere is very friendly and we always look forward to and enjoy the class.

    Ralph and Maureen Upton