Jas is an RYT 500. She believes in taking a holistic approach to wellness and combines elements of of her training in order to tailor her services and practices to individual needs.
Jas has extensive experience in building partnerships within the community and inspiring collaboration between existing departments and programs. She has worked in several areas within the City of Ottawa, but has spent that last 7 years in Long-Term Care.
It was her experience in emotionally stressful environments that inspired her to pursue a career in the health and wellness realm, as she had seen and felt the effects of a sedentary and stressful lifestyle first-hand. She noticed a general decline in health when the work/life harmony was disturbed.
With over 15 years experience, she makes yoga accessible for every BODY.
She didn’t start out as a professional yoga teacher. For years, she attended yoga and other fitness sessions and spent her off-days studying the literature. Most of the yoga classes she attended catered to people who were already fit and flexible, and it seemed to be a fit initially. Over time, however, she started looking for a practice that encompassed a more holistic approach to what her body and mind needed. Through mindfulness she developed a lifestyle and practice that worked for her, and has been fortunate enough to be able to share this practice with others. Se believes that life should be lived with joy, gratitude, and a dedication to being present in the moment. These feelings inform and guide her teaching, which is focused on helping her students better connect to themselves and their communities. She believes in accessible service for all, and focuses on making her programming as inclusive as possible.
Jas’ current class: Vinyasa Yoga