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 ...

Restorative Yoga teacher training

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essential low back program-8 weeks

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Programs & trainings

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
35-hour Certification Program

Yoga Alliance Registered (35 CEUs)
2 weekends, 6 days in May

May 3 4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 2019
comfortable schedule12 - 6 pm
(*12 - 5 pm May 19)

Restorative yoga is deeply relaxing and powerfully healing. 200-hour or 500-hour registered teachers will deepen on many levels and add highly effective tools and techniques to their classes or one-on-one offerings. Learn modifications and adaptation using props and reading students' verbal and non-verbal cues.

Learn about

• anatomical & energetic systems
• regulating stress responses
• breathing and health
• modifications & props
• support for a variety of conditions 
• poses & their benefits
• the mysterious nervous system
• yoga nidra (yogic sleep) & deep relaxation

Cost: $750
Early bird save $75!

Register by April 1, 2019 for $675

Qualifies as 35 Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance (click for more).

Essential Low Back Program
No previous yoga experience required

Morning and evening classes
start April 10

Nanaimo Station location

April 10 - May 22, 2019
Eight (8) 1.5-hour sessions (12 hours total)

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 am
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 pm

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 Seattle 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The ELBP is not a quick fix. It involves shifting long-term habits and helps set the foundation for personal improvement through expanding self-awareness and ongoing practice. Patience and persistence are key.

Maximum 8 students, Green Room Yoga location; 6 students, Nanaimo Station location
Pre-registration required.
Cost: $250

Contact Jools if you are interested and look for announcements on Facebook (search for Jools Andres) and @joolsand on Instagram.

Yoga Therapy

private and small groups
January - May, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

morning: group yoga therapy for MS - 1 spot remaining
afternoon: private yoga therapy

afternoon: private yoga therapy

morning & afternoon: private yoga therapy

Contact to book and pre-register (required)

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

Instructions For Life:

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

teacher training

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training - 300-hour Extended Program

Upgrade to RYT500

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 registering as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.

*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

2020 dates TBA (spring)

Lead trainer: Jools Andrés

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.

Graduates qualify to register as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

This program takes place in Vancouver on alternating weekends (with adjustments for holidays)

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

Core Fundamentals
Thursdays 5:45 - 7:15

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

This all-levels class focuses on mindful breath and movement to create a foundation on which we build strength from within, 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 to learn more.

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

Yoga Therapeutics
Mondays 5:45 - 7:15

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."


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 March 5, 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