Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is always celebrated at the centre of July on the full moon. Ashrams and individuals around the world, will meditate, celebrate and give thanks to their spiritual teachers, past and present.

I give thanks to my inspirational teacher Liz Tustain, for seeing something in me, that I could not see in myself.

I give thanks to Swami Nischalananda, for Mandala yoga ashram, his presence there, his teachings; for initiating me into Kriya yoga, and for bestowing my beautiful spiritual name to me.

I give thanks to Swami Gyhan Dharma for his continued teachings on meditation at  Mandala ashram, which have inspired me so much.

I give thanks to my family, especially my children, for teaching me to be a real human being, and to all my students past and present.

The most important feature of Guru Purnima is to celebrate our inner teacher. To give space and time to meditate, to learn to listen to what we really need, to what we can let go of, to fully nurture and nourish ourselves in this way.


Within every living person, there is a true, free, ever wise self. Our yoga practice is the perfect opportunity, to clear a path back to ourselves, to discover what is real, and realize that the inner stillness is always there.

We are blessed with the light of inner awareness, we just need to take the time to look.

Here is a picture of my dog Bosco, one of my ‘life teachers’, he is a perfect yogi , in every way….except when he won’t get off my mat!!




Jane’s audio recordings are available to download from iTunes to enhance your yoga practice at home.