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12 Months of Evolving Your Yoga

Included in Membership

👉🏼Are you a yoga teacher or continuing student interested in expanding the benefits of yoga practice without necessarily doing more or working harder?

👉🏼Do you sense, or even know, that yoga can serve you in bigger ways and yet are unsure how to extract the richness of the practice?

👉🏼Has your yoga practice (and therefore your teaching) plateaued?

👉🏼Do you feel stuck and ready to reignite your love for yoga?

If any of these hit home, I have something to share with you:

Beginning January 10, I’ll be bringing the content of my forthcoming book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, to life in a one-year, online journey dedicated to evolving YOUR yoga.

Month by month, we’ll unfold each of the Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice through practices, meaningful inquiry and intimate, personal reflection.

Our program, included in your Skillful Yogi: Online Practice and Study membership, includes:

🔑 Weekly themed asana classes
🔑 Daily contemplation and inquiry
🔑 Talks
🔑 Breathwork
🔑 Meditation
🔑 Pose tutorials
🔑 Personal support and guidance for your practice and teaching

But what you’ll receive from this journey is so much more. As a community, we’ll move step-by-step through the process of extracting the richness of these approaches for infusing your yoga practice with spiritual wisdom and insight.

Through our guided journey into each of these ten principles, you’ll:

❤️ Reclaim yoga as an authentic path for your own self-discovery and expansive personal growth.

❤️ Unfold an entirely new level of gratitude, enthusiasm and love for your practice.

❤️ Integrate the profound wisdom contained in these principles into your life in inspiring and relevant ways.

❤️ Move beyond simply doing yoga to living yoga more fully than ever before.

This journey will be a feature of our membership in 2019 and offered exclusively for Skillful Yogi members.


Your Instructor


Barrie Risman
Barrie Risman

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. She is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life.

Barrie's teaching weaves together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice.

Teaching for close to 2 decades, Barrie shares the depth of her experience and knowledge to reveal a uniquely accessible, authentic and integrated approach to yoga. She empowers students with tools to deepen their understanding and inspires them to embrace asana as a path for expansive self-discovery and inner growth.

Barrie's forthcoming book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for an Enlightened Practiceis a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives.

A seasoned trainer and mentor of new teachers, Barrie serves on several teacher-training faculties including HappyTree Yoga in Montreal, PranaShanti Yoga Centre of Ottawa, and Shakti Yoga in Geneseo, New York. She is the creator of The Skillful Yogi professional development courses, retreats and mentoring programs for yoga teachers.

Barrie was the co-founder and co-director of Shri Yoga, Montreal’s seminal place for the practice of Alignment-based, Heart-centered Hatha Yoga from 2011-2016. From 2003-2012, she was a Senior Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Barrie led Anusara Yoga events throughout Canada, the US and internationally and served on the Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification Committee from 2006-2012, mentoring new teachers toward certification.

She has been a dedicated student of Iyengar Yoga for more than 25 years. She continues to study regularly with her primary mentor, Kevin Gardiner, a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and co-founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York.

From 1997-2003, Barrie served as a full-time staff member for the SYDA Foundation in India and the US, immersed in the study and practice of all the traditional yogic disciplines.

Barrie is the proud Co-creator and Co-director of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to bring the benefits of posture, breathing and mindfulness as a tool for pain management and active self care to low mobility populations around the world.

Click here for Barrie's full CV.



Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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