Whether to gymnasts, physical education & recreation students, personal training clients, fitness enthusiasts or yoga students, she has been able to draw upon her vast knowledge of human anatomy, metaphysics, and healthy living. Her career began as a high-level gymnastics coach, evolved through personal training and further into yoga teaching and yoga therapy. What has contributed to Jayne’s unique teaching style is that she has had the opportunity of studying with both gymnastics and yoga masters. She was fortunate to study with Ju Ping Tian (Australian Women’s National Gymnastics Coach) and Bernard Petiot (Canadian Women’s National Coach) in her early years. This foundation of precision, in-depth biomechanics and functional anatomy has set the platform on which she built her yogic education.
She holds both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in exercise and sports science and 750+ hours of formal yoga studies. She is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Over the past ten years, she has concentrated on yoga therapy and the philosophical practices of yoga. Jayne continues to study with her two most influential yoga teachers: Nischala Joy Devi and Judith Hanson Lasater. Having taught literally thousands of classes throughout her career, Jayne’s teachings have tremendous depth and breadth that allow her to support and connect with students on many levels.
September 2013-November 2016, Jayne took on the role of Mind-Body Program Manager for the Eisenhower Wellness Institute establishing a community facing yoga and wellness program as part of Eisenhower Medical Center.
In December 2016, the next chapter in Jayne’s career is opening her own studio, Desert Yoga Therapy located in the heart of Rancho Mirage, CA. Along with fellow instructors, they offer a variety of yoga classes, one-on-one yoga therapy and one-on-one Pilates sessions. Jayne also leads workshops and retreats in California and Queensland, Australia.
Jayne is the primary instructor and creator of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training which occurs over 10 modules. To date, Desert Yoga Therapy Teacher Training has graduated 35 teachers who have given 10-star ratings for excellence on the Yoga Alliance website for offering high-quality education.
With her strong commitment to her yogic path, at the beginning of 2012 Jayne began raising awareness and funds for the Global Seva Challenge-India. This was in collaboration with Off the Mat, Into the World, a non-profit yoga based organization. Her goal of $20,000 was directed toward addressing the issue of sex trafficking in India and supporting efforts to rescue and rehabilitate victims of the trade. She raised over $28,000 in 2012 and traveled to India in February 2013 to visit the programs and partners that are being supported by the Global Seva Challenge.
An avid writer, Jayne has posted close to 350 blogs that can be found here. The subject matter revolves around integrating yoga into our everyday lives.
In 2011, Jayne collaborated with her musician brother, Ken Robertson to create the CD, Optimal Healing: Guided Imagery for Pre & Post Surgery which can be found on iTunes and a CDbaby.com.
A truly international person, Jayne is a dual national (USA & Australia) and teaches from a place of deep sincerity. Her eclectic style is based in Vinyasa, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga with a rich understanding of anatomy infused with spirituality.