Yoga is a holistic approach to well-being that originated 3500 years ago in the Himalayas and combines asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. To become a registered yoga teacher with the Canadian Yoga Alliance, instructors must undergo a minimum of 200 hours of intense training in yoga practice and philosophy through an Alliance-recognized training school. They too, must provide yearly evidence of continuing education in yoga instruction.
Jamie is a RYT200 certified vinyasa yoga instructor and a registered physiotherapist.
In 2010 Jamie graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Her yoga journey began while she was a student at Queen’s and was looking for ways to increase her fitness level and manage the stress that accompanied the demands of the physical therapy program. As her practice evolved, she began to see dramatic changes in herself both physically and mentally. Later, as a registered physiotherapist, she began to realize how powerful yoga could be in transforming both the bodies and lives of her current and future clients.
In September 2013, Jamie completed her 200 HR Vinyasa yoga instructor training with Jennifer Yarro in Cahuita, Costa Rica, and now incorporates yoga into her treatment plans for her patients and clients whenever possible. She uses yoga to both treat existing conditions and help prevent new ones from occurring. Jamie believes yoga is far more than just a form of exercise. It is an empowering method of developing a stronger, healthier, and happier version of ourselves.