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About Me

I began taking yoga classes after a car accident left me with a back injury. I was seeking a movement-based practice but I quickly experienced the greater offerings of yoga. My injury healed and I was opened up to a whole world of other benefits that I didn't know existed. Since then, I've dedicated my time to learning about the practice of yoga. 

In 2013, I began my studies. I traveled to attend various teacher trainings in different countries and here in Canada. I am extremely thankful for the teachings that have been passed down to me.
My teachers include: 
Sudhir Rishi of Sthira Yoga
Rachel Berryman 

Nadine Sharkey
Rowie Geraerts
Joe Barnett  
Sarah Longacre
Stacy Seebart 

I am able to teach a variety of styles of asana as well as meditation and pranayama technique. I continue to devote my time to honouring and learning about the practice of yoga. In my asana classes, you can expect to be encouraged to explore and discover your body's unique needs. Teaching has become a passion of mine and I look forward to seeing you in class!

My Teaching Philosophy

People seek out yoga for a variety of reasons and it's not my place to judge those reasons. Regardless of what you have in mind, you have a place in my class. My teaching is not a reflection of my personal practice - it is for you, the practitioner. I love to engage in conversation and find out what brings people to their mat so I can better facilitate those goals. 


Yoga is a spiritual practice that originates in India. To appreciate and honour the roots of yoga, I acknowledge the long history of colonization and cultural appropriation of ancient Indian traditions. I am committed to continuing my studies and teaching with respect for yogic roots. 

 

What I Teach

Asana Classes

Including all levels of vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, prenatal, postnatal, and yoga for kids.

Pranayama and Meditation

Various pranayama techniques, meditation, mudra, and subtle energy.

Advanced Asana Consultation

I can help you to learn about or refine more challenging poses.

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance-Certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Workshops and Continuing Education

Focused classes for yoga teachers and practitioners on a variety of topics.

Coaching and Mentoring

Guidance for new or prospective yoga teachers.

Fitness Classes

Barre, pilates, and HIIT

Manual and Course-Writing

This service is available to yoga teachers or fitness professionals who need assistance with writing a manual or designing a course.

 

Current Classes

At this time, I have a reduced schedule. For a list of my current classes, please visit www.bigbliss.ca

In addition to weekly asana classes, I am part of the faculty for the yoga teacher training program at Big Bliss. Please visit www.bigblisstraining.com for more information.

 
 

I have never felt more comfortable or able in a yoga class than with Jackie teaching. Her style creates an inclusive, safe space where you can work towards your goals step by step and feel proud.

Allison L.