MOVEMENT | ART | BEAUTY | LIFE
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 ...
Classes • Trainings • Yoga Therapy
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."
Visit greenroomyoga.ca to learn more.
Thursdays 5:45 - 7:15
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.
Fall workshop - The Body Creative
Un-shaping your yoga practice
For yoga teachers and advanced students
October 27, 2018 - 12-3 pm
Green Room Yoga
2465 East Hastings, Vancouver
Galen Scorer photo
Our bodies are portals to many levels of self-discovery and conduits for limitless creative expression. Even so, many of us get trapped into yoga practice habits and routines that can become unsatisfying at best, or sources of chronic pain leading to reduced activity at worst.
In this fun, energetic Saturday workshop, we will safely venture off the trodden path by welcoming change, curiosity, and inner guidance.
We will also get into the nitty-gritty of some often overlooked fundaments.
$40 - click below for more - registration is required
Bring your yoga mat, water, and a light snack and dress in comfortable layers. If you use a meditation cushion, bring it along. Yoga props will be available.
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
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!
Yoga Therapy Practicum
October 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.
Essential Low Back Program
(10 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.
Past Workshops & mini-Retreats
Trauma-sensitive Yoga Fundamentals
Photo courtesy Kamala Wilkie
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 Aug 24, 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