Jane Craggs

Jane first encountered yoga whilst in University, studying drama and then whilst living in Spain she began to study in the classical yoga tradition and completed teacher training there. She undertook further training with the BWY and on Donna Farhi’s advanced teacher training programme. She has been teaching in Manchester since 2001 when she set up Yogaspace and subsequently Manchester Yoga Shala – a yoga teachers collective.

Jane has been fortunate to work with inspirational teachers in a range of traditions, eventually leading her to the clear and authentic work of AG and Indra Mohan in Chennai. She studied with them and their son, Dr Ganesh Mohan, in India as well as continuing online studies of the Yoga Sutras with them. She is currently undertaking Yoga Therapy training with Ganesh and has completed ayurvedic studies certificate with the Ayurvedic Institute and Ayurvedic Therapist Training in India.

Jane teaches therapeutic, specialist classes in Greater Manchester including classes for ME, MS, Macmillan Cancer Care, Mencap,the Prison Phoenix Trust and chair yoga for seniors.

She also runs Svastha Yoga Manchester with Louise Tanner delivering therapeutic, accessible workshops and retreats.

She is a board and faculty member of Yogacampus Teacher Training programme in Hebden Bridge, as well as a mentor.

Jane’s yoga teaching is faithful to what she has been taught by the Mohan family who are dedicated to presenting the authentic teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya. This therapeutic practice is simple and accessible and can be applied to all individuals for peace of mind and a healthy body.


"Just an excellent course - Doug is without ego and a very clear, compassionate, and inspirational teacher. " Caroline Carty on Movement Patterns and Pain: Yoga Therapy Fundamentals, December 2015