J o o l s   A n d r é s



Training and experience

15+ years of dedicated yoga practice 1600+ hours training; 3000+ teaching (since 2010)

Langara College 250-hour yoga teacher training program, Vancouver, BC, 2010

Ashtanga Primary Series Yoga Teacher Training, David Swenson, Victoria, BC, 2012

200-hour yoga teacher training program, SOYA*, and 300-hour SOYA yoga teacher training upgrade to RYT 500, Mugs McConnell, Penticton and Vancouver, BC 2013-14

Freedom Yoga Teacher Training with Erich Schiffmann, Venice, CA, 2014

Back Mitra spinal release foundation training, Vancouver, BC, 2014

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, The Path, Vancouver, BC, 2015

Freedom Yoga with Erich Schiffman, SOYA annual retreat, Sorrento, BC, 2015

Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists, Sherry Leigh Iwaschuk, KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration), Vancouver, BC, 2016

Overcome Pain Gentle Yoga, Neil Pearson, Qualicum Beach, BC, 2016

Yoga Outreach Core Training for Trauma-sensitive Yoga, Nicole Marcia, Vancouver, BC, 2016

Essential Yoga Therapy Low Back Care Program, Robin Rothenberg, Fall City, WA, 2016

Experiential Anatomy, Judith Hanson Lasater, Vancouver, BC, 2016

Yoga, Fascia, & the New Anatomy, Robin Rothenberg & Tom Myers, YogaU (online study, live webinars), 2016

Yoga Therapeutic Wisdom, Doug Keller, SOYA annual retreat, Sorrento, BC, 2017

Yoga Therapy International, IAYT-accredited 2-year, 1000-hour program, completion June 2019

Term 1 - 380 hours, June - December 2017, Vancouver, BC (complete):

  • Studies with Bernie Clark, Neil Pearson, Mary-Jo Fetterly, Todd Caldecott, Jaisri Lambert, Tianne Allen, Maggie Reagh
  • Practicum, documentation, and supervision, private yoga therapy

Term 2 - 201 hours, January & February 2018, Yoga Raksanam, Chennai, India (complete):

  • Advanced yoga philosophy, asana, and yoga therapy study and clinical internship with TKV Desikachar-trained teachers DV Sridhar, Radha Sridhar, and Viji Vasu
  • Continuing practicums, small groups March 1 - June 15, 2018; September - December 2018; private therapy January - May 2019

BA depth psychology and creative writing, Antioch University Seattle

Post-graduate certifications: Advanced Clinical Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Levels I & II Wholistic Expressive / Play Therapy, Marie-José Dhaese

Six years private counselling and therapy practice

*SOYA = South Okanagan Yoga Academy

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