About Me & My Yogi Life

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I’m a Certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher, Naturotherapist, Energy body-worker and travel enthusiast. My highest intention is to help guide people towards their inner wisdom. Through the spiritual, mental and physcial theory and application of Yoga, students can develop their self-awareness and step into their own experience of wellbeing and inner joy. My teaching is inspired by my own life journey; a fusion of the lessons, philosophy, messages, gifts, and phisical knowledge that I’ve studied and gathered over the years that have helped me overcome obstacles, recognize the beauty of life and the source of that abundance within. 

Devprayag, India 2016

I’m from Chateauguay, now living in Longueuil. As an athlete and lover of movement, I participated in many activities over the years, including: Figure skating, latin ballroom as well as modern/contemporary dancing, martial arts (capoeira and kempo jiu jitsu). I competed regionally and provincially in figure skating and in short track sprinting, and I was captain and mvp of an intercity soccer team.

I have a bachelor’s degree specializing in Psychology and, other than yoga, I have completed certificates in the fields of nutrition, personal fitness training and athletic coaching. I figure skated for over 20 years and also coached for 10 of those years. I started practicing yoga between 2001-2003, after a downhill ski accident and subsequent knee surgery. My yoga teaching career began in 2008 and I started teaching Anusara yoga in 2011.

Yoga is therapy for the soul.

Since becoming a yoga teacher I have taught over 5000 hours of classes. I’ve completed over 1000 hours of trainings with many gifted teachers including specialized trainings in yoga therapy with Carina Raisman and Martin Kirk; Anusara® yoga with my teacher’s Robin Golt & Barrie Risman; prenatal yoga with Janice Clarfield; yogic meditation and philosophy workshops with Daryl Vansier, Sally Kempton, Carlos Pomeda, Mark Dyczkowski and Bill Mahony; anatomy trainings and workshops with Tom Myers and Adam Ballenger; and completed my Reiki (energy healing) Master certificate with Shanti Ji Rubens.

I am currently teaching Anusara yoga locally and internationally offering workshops and teaching at festivals. I offer group and private yoga lessons, immersion and teacher trainings. I am the Canadian Regional Coordiantor and licensed member of the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, an E-RYT500 member of the Yoga Alliance and certified member of the Association of Naturotherapists of Quebec.

Pictures below – Yoga Teacher Trainig, Mexico 2008 “My first expereince of inner Bliss”: 

When Doing becomes infused with the timeless quality of being that is success.

Eckhart Tolle

There is so much life to experince. The greatest thing I’ve learnt and experienced first hand, is that we are all interconnected and that everything can serve as a gateway to knowing your Heart. That being said, I also learnt that the only Truth is that we all have our own truth and that through the sharing of truths we expand. This awareness has given me insight into the beauty of life, experience into the abundance around me, and the courage to live authentically.

When I’m not teaching yoga I love to read, watch movies or spend quality time with friends and family. My guilty pleasure is a hot chai or matcha latté, and on occasion you’ll catch me binging on french fries. I love travelling, experienceing other cultures, cuisines and learning different languages. 

I consider myself an abundant minimalist, a true yogi at heart. My most prized possessions are within and I try to live a simple and minimalistic lifestyle. Having taken an 

Vienna, Austria 2017

interest in environmental issues, I do my best to reduce my carbon footprint and hope to speak more openly about it in the future and inspire others to becoming more Earth-friendly.

Yoga is not a job for me, it is an integral part of my life and the very philosophy that lies at the core of who I am. My life purpose is to learn, grow and share and then repeat that process over again. I’m a seeker, always curious, sometimes stubborn but mostly just trying to figure life out like everyone else. It’s an ever expanding process, that challenges me in all the right ways, rewards my every effort and therefore one that I welcome with open arms and practice with an open heart.

To the Divine in us all I bow and humbly honor and celebrate this gift of life. Namaste.

Home – South Shore Montréal

Yoga is a passion that consistently opens me to the joy of life; teaching is the vehicle I use to share my passion with others so that they too can experience the joy of life.

Jeannine

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I’d love to meet you and practice with you!

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“Jeannine is transforming into an expert in yoga training, meditation, and philosophy. I enjoy her teachings from movement, strength, flexibility, as well as her stories of personal growth and achievement.” Karen