CAIRNS BEACHES YOGA is Jen Hamilton. Jen is the creator of Core Connected Vinyasa Yoga, a flowing yoga style designed to effectively use the core of the body to create stability and freedom, exploring the body’s full range of motion while cultivating precision, alignment, balance, flexibility, grace, power and strength.
Jen has over 17 years experience in various yoga styles including Ashtanga Vinysasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga & Pilates.
Her early training and influence was with Senior Iyengar based teachers Nicky Knoff, James Bryan and Peter Scott. She went on to practice and teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga under the guidance of senior Ashtanga teacher Michel Besnard. Her practice then led her to move in a way that felt more natural and creative by igniting and nourishing the body with continuously different movements, sequences and rhythms all coming from a deep core connection.
Her interest in cutting edge anatomy has led her to study the myofascial meridian work of Tom Myers, as seen in his book Anatomy Trains. His findings expand our idea of the 'core' from 6 abdominal muscles to multiple head-to-toe interconnecting lines of muscle that make up our innermost support system. This is the Deep Core Line along the skeleton that you will learn to activate, going deeper will balance stability with mobility giving you deep strength, power and fluidity.
Known for her warm and approachable style of teaching that encourages playfulness, exploration, artistry and mastery through movement, she now teaches her own signature class, Core Connected Vinyasa Yoga, which combines elements from the various yoga styles she has studied into one fluid expression of movement that connects body, mind and spirit.
Jen is also Co-Founder of Yogahub Cairns , a co operative of passionate and committed teachers sharing a CBD studio who strive to make Yoga accessable and affordable to all. Working with community partners and disadvantaged groups, the vision is to bring health and happiness to individuals and our greater community.
Jen loves living in Cairns with her partner and 3 beautiful daughters. She teaches private lessons, public classes, workshops, and retreats.