Jane Watkins

Jane Watkins

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi

I love the functioning of the human body and of the mind-body connection will lead you to a more functional and productive lifestyle.

As a 27 year veteran of teaching Biology, Anatomy, Genetics and Bacteriology for the Gadsden City School System, my love of science and the human body led me to Personal Training in 2000.
After suffering a herniated disc and back surgery, I was led to Pilates to rehab my back.
I trained through the Physical Mind Institute in 2002 and have been teaching Traditional Pilates since then.

I discovered Yoga in 2003 and after training with YogaFit levels 1-2-3, I wanted to dig deeper and was led to my yoga teacher, Carol Stahl, a yoga therapist in 2009.
I completed my 200 hr. Yoga Alliance Certification in 20012, exhaling gratitude to Lynn Jacobs, Springstone Yoga for her loving guidance and to the mentoring of Lawrence Biscontini, in Puerto Rico who helped me “get out of my way” as a teacher.

I have trained with Tias Little- Subtle Body, Matthew Sanford- Adaptive Yoga, Sarah Powers- Yin Yoga, Erich Schiffmann- Movement of energy, Nicholai Bachman- Language of Sanskrit, Rolfe gates- Meditation on the Mat to name a few.

I have been able to make this journey with the love and support of Garry, my husband of 43 yrs.
who has been a constant source of support and encouragement.

Total hours of study and dedication to the complete Yoga lifestyle:

200 hrs. Yoga Alliance completed May 6, 2012

300 hrs. yoga Alliance completed September 22, 2017

600 hrs. Professional Yoga Therapy


Over 4000 Total hrs. Teaching Classes since 2012-2019

Over 4000 Total hrs. Training Private Clients-2012-2019

Over 8000 Teaching/ Training


I invite you to explore your own “mind/Body connection with me in one of the nine classes I teach Monday thru Saturday or schedule private sessions if interested in a deeper study of Yoga.