Jean-Marie is a perpetual student. As a Yogi she has studied with Anahata Integral Teachers, Pam Britt and Chris Morton for 200 hrs, and has completed her 500hr advanced teacher training with At Om Teachers, Lisa Meyers, Nel Norwesh, and Asa Dustin. JM also has an ongoing self-study practice, meditating daily and being present in each moment.
In a class with JM you will learn and grow in your Asnana practice as well as Pranyam and Meditation. JM teaches all levels, from the beginner learning the language and the practice, to the intermediate mastering the postures and breath focus, to the advanced yogi having a deeper experience in the postures developing meditation in motion.
The style of practice JM teaches is Vinyasa, or flow yoga. This is a healing form of yoga that offers the opportunity to create the 'diamond' body: Strength, Flexibility, and physical Balance in a balanced relationship to each other. Once the practitioner (student) is comfortable with the physical aspects, the Pranayam (breath) and Mindfullness (meditation) will open to the practitioner, and the mind body connection will be made.
JM also specializes in Deep Relaxation classes including Restorative postures, Yin practices, and meditation guidance such as Progressive Relaxation and Yoga Nidra. Pranayam (through deeper breath practices) guidance is also available. To learn more about JM visit her web site at Amala Yoga.