Namaste. My name is Jefferson and it is an honour to support your journey toward improved physical, emotional and mental well being.
A member of both the Yoga Alliance and the Canadian Yoga Alliance, I graduated from The Yoga Sanctuary's 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2013. The program provided me the amazing opportunity to study with Cynthia Funk, Sue Ravazzolo, Janine Woo, Karen Cove, and Orlando Batista.
I have attended workshops lead by Bo Forbes, Leslie Kaminoff, Mark Stephens, and Rod Stryker at the Yoga Conference in Toronto. I am also continuing my studies at The Yoga Sanctuary where I am currently enrolled in the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program. This has provided me the amazing opportunity to study with Hali Schwartz, Anne-Marie Hood, Shehla Khan, and Dr. Yvonne Oswald.
I teach Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Yin styles of yoga. In addition, I teach "Yoga for Bigger Bodies", designed with the bigger body in mind; "Hypno Zen Yoga", combining Hypnosis and Yoga; "Seniors Yoga", making yoga accessible to mobility challenged practitioners; and "Yoga for the Actor", designed to prepare body and mind for auditions and performances. I am also trained in pre and post natal yoga.
I teach courses, workshops and weekend yoga and meditation retreats. I am honored to be a member of the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training faculty at The Yoga Sanctuary where I offer Yoga for Bigger Bodies Teacher Training in collaboration with my good friend and fellow yoga teacher Lindy Lewis.
I focus my teaching on providing students with modifications to poses and encouraging them to explore what works best for their body each and every class, as this changes from day to day.
As we practice listening and trusting our body’s inner intelligence as our primary guide, we practice self-care. This is something we can take off the mat and into our lives.
I want students to know that I :
-Create a safe space free of discrimination; where student and teacher are equal
-Care about your health and safety and respect each individual's abilities
-Teach from a place of love with kindness and patience for all students
-Conduct all business affairs with integrity, honesty and fairness
-Am grateful for your attendance and the trust you place in me
Wishing you all the best always,