About me

Jamie Rowland

My name is Jamie, and I am a facilitator of Present Movement based in Manchester, England.  Under this title of Present Movement there is limitless potential, and this what I am here to help emerge within you.

Jamie Rowland Yoga
Jamie Rowland Yoga

it started with yoga...

Even after recovering from an eating disorder at a young age, exercise was never a simple aspect of life for me… until I discovered the physical side of the Yoga practice (Asana practice). During this time, Yoga provided me with a practice to unite my already blossoming spirituality with my love of movement, allowing me to keep my body and mind healthy with the primary focus of the practice being to foster loving presence, rather than anything aesthetic. This is what brought me to the tip of the Yoga iceberg, and from this point I have been on a beautiful journey, discovering the immeasurable depth of this timeless practice. Since then, my practice has blossomed into new and exciting places around the world, in my experience of it, and beyond… It became clear to me very soon after experiencing the majesty of this practice that it was my calling to share it’s wisdom with others, and so began my teaching. Teaching yoga for me is a commitment to honour life, and to live in a way that puts love above all. The practice is love!

it started with yoga...

Even after recovering from an eating disorder at a young age, exercise was never a simple aspect of life for me… until I discovered the physical side of the Yoga practice (Asana practice). During this time, Yoga provided me with a practice to unite my already blossoming spirituality with my love of movement, allowing me to keep my body and mind healthy with the primary focus of the practice being to foster loving presence, rather than anything aesthetic. This is what brought me to the tip of the Yoga iceberg, and from this point I have been on a beautiful journey, discovering the immeasurable depth of this timeless practice. Since then, my practice has blossomed into new and exciting places around the world, in my experience of it, and beyond… It became clear to me very soon after experiencing the majesty of this practice that it was my calling to share it’s wisdom with others, and so began my teaching. Teaching yoga for me is a commitment to honour life, and to live in a way that puts love above all. The practice is love!

into the soma...

The practice of Yoga has provided me with a deep reverence for the wisdom of the body and trust in it. Without a doubt, Yoga is a deeply powerful way to build a strong connection with and understanding of the body, but there are more ways to cultivate embodiment than going to a Yoga class. In fact, many of my most connected and present experiences are found in seemingly mundane moments such as walking, or even swaying gently from side to side as I wait in line for something. The field of Somatics is the one I found that best articulates this phenomenon. It is all about the nourishing capacity of aligning ourselves with the inherent intelligence and wisdom of the organism, and tapping into the inherently enjoyable and pleasurable experience of being alive a the most essential level. This resonated on a deep level for me, and so began my journey into Somatic (Body Oriented) Coaching… you can read more about that here.

Present movement

There came a time in which I felt the more accurate way to describe what I do, rather Yoga Teacher or Somatic Coach, was a Guide for Present Movement. This inclusive phrase does not limit itself or confine itself in any way, and captures the ultimate freedom and uncontainable potential of body work more generally. Under this title of Present Movement there is limitless potential, and this what I am here to help emerge within you.

Jamie Rowland Yoga