Jacqueline Hargreaves researches the contemporary meeting place between historical practices and their application in a modern (mainly therapeutic) environment. She has a special interest in Indian Yoga traditions and Japanese Zen. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) from the University of NSW and has worked internationally as a consultant in Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, China, Korea and India. She has spent the last two decades studying and teaching yoga and mindfulness-based meditation practices specifically to assist those with chronic health issues, stress, anxiety and depression.
She is a founding member of the Journal of Yoga Studies, a peer reviewed, open access academic journal, and creator of The Luminescent, an independent, evidence-based research hub for the history and practice of Yoga and Meditation. In collaboration with the Haṭha Yoga Project (SOAS London University), Jacqueline is currently producing a documentary film, which aims to interpret the physical techniques in a historically significant eighteenth-century Sanskrit text called the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati. She is also constructing a visual and textual timeline for premodern Ayurveda and Yoga for the AyurYog Project (University of Vienna).