Through breath, conscious movement, and attention to thoughts and habits we access expanded levels of being, inviting discovery, equanimity, and vitality into our lives.

An experienced, compassionate yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Jools Andrés has a diverse background in publishing, media, and communications as a writer, editor, and designer, as well as several years in professional practice as a counsellor and expressive play therapist. Her focus is to help others engage their bodies safely, attentively, and creatively, then delve deeper into their relationships with life's mysteries, challenges, and joys. Read more ...


Fall 2018

Classes • Trainings • Yoga Therapy

Studio Classes

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

Galen Scorer photo

"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."

Drop-ins welcome.
Visit to learn more.

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.

Yoga Therapy Practicum

November 2018 - April, 2019
Contact to pre-register (required)

Join Jools for small group sessions using therapeutic approaches to yoga and movement. We may work on chairs, against the wall, standing, and sitting on the floor, depending on ability and class intention. Participants report that these classes improve body awareness, mobility, strength, and quality of life; suitable for all levels and for those with chronic pain, some mobility restrictions, and other conditions.

Inquire about ongoing practicum placements.

Essential Low Back Program
(8 weeks; dates TBA)

For those who want to get serious about their low back pain! Maximum 10 students.

Jools certified in this highly acclaimed (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.

Fall Session - October - December - dates & cost TBA

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

Yoga Teacher Training - 200-hour

Yoga Alliance Registered (RYS200)
3-month extended program, alternating weekends Aug. 31 - Dec 2, 2018

"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

Aug 31 - December 2 2018

Pitt Meadows, BC
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 teacher training program that provides a strong foundation for all practitioners.

This program takes place in Pitt Meadows each fall on alternating weekends (with adjustments for holidays). TRAINING FULL & UNDERWAY

Inquire about our 2019 300-hour training to upgrade your 200-hour status to RYT500 (Yoga Alliance).

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

Past Workshops & mini-Retreats

Trauma-sensitive Yoga Fundamentals

Photo courtesy Kamala Wilkie

Jools lead 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.

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Calm steadiness of the senses is called Yoga.

~ Katha Upanishad

Updated October 9, 2018
All content except as noted © Julie (Jools) Andrés 2011 - 2018
Headshot of Jools by Steve Sidaway

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

*SOYA = South Okanagan Yoga Academy