Jacqueline Hargreaves

Jacqueline Hargreaves

Jacqueline Hargreaves, BE (Hons), E-RYT, has been dedicated to the practice of Yoga and Meditation since 1998. Her dedication is founded on the belief that a simple low-impact lifestyle, a regular routine of Yoga and a natural diet are the foundations for a harmonious and enlightened way of living.

In her teaching, she emphasises the meditative and therapeutic application of the practice to enhance its healing effects. Her classes aim to cultivate awareness and the ability to listen intently to the feelings within. She promotes introspection and uses various Yoga and Meditation techniques to skilfully manage stress and anxiety, refine intuitive awareness, improve posture and vitality. She enjoys assisting others to find a true sense of tranquility and to embrace the most prized benefits of health.

Jacqueline read for a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) at the University of NSW and worked for 8 years as an IT Consultant in Australia, Canada, USA, China and India. Following a period of intensive solitary retreat in 1998, she reduced her possessions, developed a daily practice of meditation, and gave away her career as an Engineer to find the answer to her sincere question about the meaning of life. 

Inspired by the historical teachings of Patañjali, Krishnamurti, Gandhi, and Dogen-san, she developed a special interest is in the Medieval Yoga traditions of India and Japanese Zen meditation. In 2001, she lived in a remote part of Japan for twelve months to live closer to nature and study Zen meditation. Since that time, she has focused her study on Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and other specialist trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy. In 2005, she completed Yoga Teacher Training (Levels I/II) at Samadhi Yoga, completed further training in Yin/Yang Yoga with Sarah Powers in 2006 (San Jose), Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (Level III) with Inspya in 2007 (Byron Bay) and various other specialist trainings in Yoga and Yoga Therapy.

From 2008 to 2012, she lived in Oxford and taught open classes to the graduate students of Oxford University (Balliol and Merton Colleges) and visited Singapore and Japan as a guest teacher. Jacqueline co-taught on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) directed by Kate Carne in Oxford and acted as a Fund Raiser for the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. In 2013, Jacqueline completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher Training with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (in Singapore). 

Most recently, she has taken on the role of Course Director for the 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme at COMO Shambhala, Singapore. She now lives in Singapore were she teaches Yoga Workshops, Teacher Trainings and open classes in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Meditation.