Jaime Boswell, MS, C-IAYT, RYT-500
Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga
1000-hr Certified Yoga Therapist
When I think of what it is that I really want people to know about me as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, the first thing that comes to mind is acceptance and accessibility. I see yoga as something that can be practiced by anyone of any age, body type, or physical ability. Yoga to me is never about what you can do, it is more about what you are willing to explore, let go of and accept. My hope is that everyone feels welcomed and accepted just as they are when they join a Whole Soul class or retreat.
Yoga practices can be adapted to meet the specific needs of individuals, making the practice accessible while also offering a deeply meaningful experience. I feel drawn to teach in this way, meeting the students where they are and providing to them the yogic tools that will help them explore while feeling safe within their experience.
I have been teaching since 2006, and during these years of teaching I have had the privilege to share these practices primarily with students in the mid to later stages of life. I have learned from these students that with age comes wisdom, more willingness to accept, and at times physical challenges from well-used bodies. I love providing practices and experiences that honor these characteristics through accessible, empowering, and authentic yoga.
I came to yoga, back in 2003, when I realized it was a practice that could help me find health physically, but most importantly mentally and spiritually. It was through this practice that I came to be able to more easily love and accept myself. It has remained a practice that has supported me through challenging times in life with the reminder that it is through life's challenges that we grow.
It is my intention to offer my students a practice that will help them find foremost peace in their mind, along with strength and mobility in their body, and in turn more joy and ease in their life. For each student what it takes to attain these things will vary. So whether it is physical challenge you are looking for, a way to ease tension, a deepening in your existing practice, or a way to use a gentle yoga approach therapeutically I would be happy to hear from you.
My formal teacher training has primarily been in the Kripalu tradition, with a 200-hr certification in Kripalu Yoga, a 300-hour certification as an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy, and an additional 500 hours of training and pratical experience for certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist with 1000-hours of training through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Find out more about yoga therapy at the website YogaTherapy.Health.
My heart is full of gratitude to all of the teachers that have contributed to my journey along this path.