It all started when… I was trying every fitness class preparing for my big wedding day way back when......some 13 years ago when I discovered yoga purely by chance and was hooked instantly! The rest they say is history..... still here is a little more about how my practice and the Shine Om studio all took off....
As I mentioned it began just by accident really, for once I had come home to being in my body feeling and connecting in a way that resonated with my dance roots. I had immigrated from South Africa to the Isle of Man at the age of 17 and all my dance and drama dreams were shattered as I felt totally uprooted and well it was a real struggle back then before mobile phones, internet, wifi....etc. I gained weight and lost all my confidence and tried as I might at the gym it just wasn't the same. Then when I had a wedding dress to wear I went to every single gym session I could and stumbled across yoga.... that was when I felt I was finally home!
Janet Bradley, Founder of Shine Om Yoga Studio teaches yoga classes which are styled in the vinyasa, or ashtanga based practice. She also focuses on a functional movement based Hatha practice of sound and safe movement based postures achieved with a level of strength and flexibility balanced appropriately for all levels.
Her primary goal is more than just the postures and sequences, but to inspire students to experience their own unique mind body connection by building confidence and self-esteem in unison with strength and flexibility of the body, alleviating tension within the body by connecting breath with movement together focusing the mind in a way which is invigorating, uplifting with an overall sense of appreciation, surrender and calm.
With 10 years experience in yoga, with a dance and drama background having worked with children from a young age her practice is playful, yet structured with purpose, mindful and yet focused with a flair of creativity and fluid flow.
She as further qualified as a Children's Yoga Instructor and teaches Nurseries and her signature Little Omigo's Children’s Yoga sessions and Shine Teen Yoga followed and is flourishing at the Shine Om Studio.
The wonder of yoga is that we are forever learning and growing and for this she only wishes to impart and share the experience and the knowledge she has gained along her journey so far by encouraging children, and beginners through to the advanced or senior practitioner embark on the continued wonder and joy that comes from the yoga practice.