About Jay

Founder Of NamasJay

RYT, RYCT Yoga Teacher
Pilates Instructor 
Sports Massage Therapist

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About

Jay has completed the 200 hours Zen Yoga Teacher Training Course. Yoga Alliance Certified, REPs and Independent Yoga Network Registered. Taught by Zen Master, Daizan Skinner Roshi who has spent 20 years as a monk in a Zen Japanese Monastery and now is sharing his teachings and training others as Zen Yoga Teachers.

Jay’s experience with yoga and meditation started in his second year of university. During this time the pressure of university prevented him from focusing on his goals and what he wanted to achieve which resulted in experiencing anxiety and stress that negatively impacted him physically and mentally. After he dove into a regular practice of yoga and meditation he discovered that he was able to overcome the mental obstacles that he faced and focus on what he wanted to achieve and manifest in his life. He not only receive a 2:1 in his degree but also a 1st in his dissertation, which has been published as a conference paper.

During his journey, Jay found that these practices were not widely offered to those who could benefit from yoga and meditation the most, for example, those who experience mental health, stress, anxiety and physical ailments that meditation and yoga could relieve.

Jay is passionate about bringing these practices to others such as children, students and everyday working people who experience stress, to charities that help those who experience mental health and more.

Jay furthered his education and training and completed training in Children and Teen Yoga alongside Children and Teen Trauma-Informed Yoga where he gained the skills and experience to teach children and adolescents yoga and meditation and those who may experience trauma. Furthermore, Jay explored and trained in other practices and therapists such as Pilates and Sports Massage Therapy to provide more for others who may experience the daily physical and mental stresses and strains and wish to benefit from these practices.

Academic Education

BSc Business Information Systems, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2018

BSc Business Information Systems provides an understanding of technological and human organisational components of information systems. The course teaches basic syntax and semantics of programming, software development where you deepen your problem-solving skill and computational thinking ability. In the final years, IT Project Management is covered through practical skills and projects alongside Network and Internet Security which explores various technologies and strategies that enable highly secure networks, particularly in commercial-related systems.

MSc Digital Marketing Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Present

MSc Digital Marketing Management examines current digital marketing trends, tactics and strategies that can be used to understand and give insight to The Digital Customer and how their behaviour influences marketing and how the best organisation can interact and engage with the customer. During this course, topics such as how to perform effective digital marketing management within the workplace and business setting are explored, while learning and understanding how to take full advantage of digital analytics.

Education & Training

RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 Hours, 2016

The RYT 200 hours of Zen Yoga Teacher Training provides the skills, essential knowledge and experience to teach yoga of styles from Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and Vinyasa. While also learning anatomy and physiology of the body, how yoga can be beneficial in one life and additional yoga Nidra, zen meditation and meridians of the body.

RCYT, Registered Teen & Children's Yoga Teacher, 95 Hours, 2018

RCYT provides the experience and skills to teach yoga and meditation to children and teens. The course enables yoga teachers to correctly and safely teach children and teens, by understanding the physiology and anatomy of children and adolescents. Trauma-informed yoga for children and teens was also covered within the course enabling teachers to understand how trauma can impact children and how to teach children teens experiencing trauma, anxiety and other difficulties.

YMCA Level 3 Pilates Instructor, 2021

Pilates Instructor training provides the skill and experience to safely, efficiently and correctly teach core activation, lateral breathing and correct posture alignment. While also incorporating the principles of pilates and adapting and modifying the original Joseph Pilates exercise to be accessible to all levels and abilities.

YMCA Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, 2021

Sports Massage Therapist training provides a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sports massage can benefit one physically and mentally. This could be in the form of recovery from a sports injury or everyday stresses and strains. Training provides the skills and ability to perform multi massage techniques on various parts of the body and how to correctly assess clients posture, injuries and provide treatment.

Memberships & Professional Bodies

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Kind Words

Ali Mahoney

I had a 1:1 session with Jay before a long distance bike ride and it was an excellent way to learn some yoga techniques. Jay is an extremely knowledgeable and patient teacher, very professional and friendly. Highly recommended!

Year 6 Pupil, CSL

"I really enjoyed yoga, as it helped me to feel calm and relaxed after a long day at school. It definitely helped me to de-stress, and boosted my sleep levels. Thank you for teaching me the benefits of yoga!"

Jen Evans

Jay's yoga classes are an amazing way to start the working day - relaxed, strong and focussed. They are also a great way to meet new people and find peace in a hectic environment.