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Instructions For Life:

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
   ~ Mary Oliver

An experienced, compassionate therapist, trainer, and teacher, Jools Andrés facilitates integration of body, breath, and mind through the philosophy and practice of yoga. She has trained and studied with revered teachers in North America and India and is committed to collaborative, affirmative learning and teaching. Read more ...

 

yoga therapy

Essential Low Back Program
8 consecutive sessions

Green Room Yoga

2465 East Hastings, Vancouver

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 am

January 23 - March 13, 2019
Eight (8) 1.5-hour sessions (12 hours total)

For those who want to get serious about their low back pain! 

Jools certified in this highly acclaimed (US National Institute of Health) program with its creator, Robin Rothenberg in 2016. Learn how to relieve pain and restore health for your low back by improving body awareness, moving mindfully, and building stability through conditioning a sound core.

Maximum 8 students - Pre-registration required.
Cost: $250

Contact Jools if you are interested and look for announcements on Facebook and Instagram.

Yoga Therapy Practicums

New term: January - April, 2019 - small group and private sessions available in Vancouver, BC

Tuesdays
morning: group yoga therapy for MS - 1 SPOT AVAILABLE
afternoon: private yoga therapy
Nanaimo Station location
Wednesdays
afternoon: private yoga therapy
Nanaimo Station location
Fridays
morning: private yoga therapy
Gastown location

Contact to pre-register (required)

Join Jools for small group or private sessions using established therapeutic approaches to yoga and movement. Check with your health care professional before attending if you have health concerns.

teacher training

New - Upgrade to RYT500

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - 300-hour Extended Program

Yoga Alliance Registered (RYS300)
Extended program, alternating weekends, September 2019 - March 2020*

Pitt Meadows, BC
Lead trainers: Jools Andrés and Dorothy Fizzell

The Vancouver-area SOYA 300-hour yoga teacher training program is open to those with 200-hour Yoga Alliance-compliant certification. Upon completion students qualify for 500-hour certification.

*Training dates: 
2019: Sept 6-8, 21-22, Oct 5-6, 19-20, Nov 15-17, Nov 30-Dec 1, Dec 13-14.  2020: Jan 10-12, 25-26, Feb 8-9, 22-23, Mar 7-8

Taught in three modules:

  • Inclusive and Specialty Yoga: includes chair yoga, kids, restorative, prenatal, trauma sensitivity, props and light assists
  • Advanced Teaching Skills: Creative sequencing, building themes, voice and body language, creating effective private sessions, workshops, and retreats
  • Subtle Anatomy of Yoga: study, practice and implementation of advanced energetic teachings and techniques including advanced pranayama, chakras, koshas, granthis, lokas, mudras, mantras, mythology, and more

We offer uniquely individualized, deeply transformative teacher training in small group settings. Rooted in authentic yoga traditions, our 300-hour program guides you to a deeper understanding that enables you to apply the teachings meaningfully in the present.

Payment plans available

Dorothy Fizzell, E-RYT 500, and Jools Andres, E-RYT 500, co-lead the SOYA Vancouver-area 200- and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings each fall in Pitt Meadows. And - as you can see - they enjoy it immensely!

"I have not only learned what it means to be a yoga teacher, but also so much about myself in the process."
--KP, 2016 graduate

Yoga Teacher Training - 200-hour

Yoga Alliance Registered (RYS200)
3-month extended program Aug. 31 - Dec 2, 2018
Pitt Meadows, BC

Lead trainers:Jools Andrés and Dorothy Fizzell

A 200-hour YTT is a springboard for entering the yoga teaching world, opening the door for more advanced yoga education programs around the world. Even so, many of our students enrol in our YTT to simply deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga. Others go on to study further, specialize, and teach.

SOYA is a highly respected, long-established (since 1995) teacher training program that provides a strong foundation for all practitioners.

This program takes place in Pitt Meadows each fall on even years (next training 2020) on alternating weekends (with adjustments for holidays). 2018 TRAINING COMPLETE; 2019 dates TBA.

I never thought I could learn so much great information in such little time. I am eternally grateful to have had such lovely teachers and to have met and studied with people whom I may now call my friends.
--AL, 2018 200-hour graduate

Calm steadiness of the senses is called Yoga.

~ Katha Upanishad

studio classes

Green Room Yoga
2465 East Hastings, Vancouver (near Nanaimo)
ongoing class

Thursdays 5:45 - 7:15

Hatha Yoga

This all-levels class focuses on mindful breath and movement to create a foundation on which we build strength, increase flexibility, and improve overall confidence. Students explore their relationships with their bodies to bring heightened awareness to habits that hinder optimal functioning. Deep relaxation and restorative poses follow more challenging work (moderate level) that tones and conditions all areas of the body.

Drop-ins welcome.
Visit greenroomyoga.ca to learn more.

Thursday, January 17, 9:30 - 11 am
Energizing Hatha at Green Room Yoga

Mondays 5:45 - 7:15

Yoga Therapeutics

We focus on relaxing the body and mind through breath awareness, gentle movement, and deep rest in supported restorative postures. Practices improve flexibility and build strength to facilitate more functional movement and develop positive habits.

Jools teaches this class at Green Room Yoga on the following dates:
January 21
February 11, 18
April 8, 15, 22

"Across the city Green Room Yoga is known for the care and skill of its teachers and their ability to meet students where they are. Its dedicated teachers are outstanding in their commitment to students' growth as well as to their own growth and practice."

events

Body, Mind & Money
An abundance retreat

March 16 - 21, 2019
Daily yoga and meditation sessions for residential retreat for women at the fabulous
Copperdome Outdoor School and Lodge
Pemberton Valley, BC

Contact Madhu Kanwar for details.

BC Physio Forum
Physiotherapy Association of BC

April 27, 2019
Yoga class for annual conference
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

Past Trainings & Events

Trauma-sensitive Yoga Fundamentals

Photo courtesy Kamala Wilkie

Jools led this half-day workshop for South Okanagan Yoga Academy 200-hour certification students; also open to the public; 3 CEUs.

May 12, 2018
12:30-3:30 pm

Purple Lotus Yoga
Penticton, BC

The Artist In Your Heart

Art & Yoga Spring Immersion

March 31 & April 1, 2018

A 2-day Art & Yoga mini-retreat
Sandra Pelissier Studio, North Vancouver

Jools Andrés with Kathleen Ainscough

Our unique offering of energizing movement and yoga, along with inspiring sensory approaches to awaken your heart to the beauty of the surrounding world presents a safe and intriguing pathway to reconnect with your creativity and draw from the boundless well of embodied wisdom to make art.

Follow Jools on social media.


Updated January 7, 2019
All content except as noted © Julie (Jools) Andrés 2011 - 2019
Bell photo by Steve Sidaway

Galen Scorer photos courtesy SOYA; Purple Lotus photos courtesy Kamala Wilke

*SOYA = South Okanagan Yoga Academy