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About Jackie

Jackie entered her local yoga centre in Montreal almost a decade ago. With that first step, what began as a one time experience quickly grew to a weekly “spiritual-fix”, eventually blooming into full immersion in the yoga community as one of the current owners of the Downtown (Toronto) studio. After completing her 500hr Training, Jackie continued her growth as a teacher with Schuyler Grant and Nikki Vilella (Kula Yoga NYC), Dina T. (MTL), Annie Carpenter (LA) and Maty Ezraty (LA) among others in traditions such as Iyengar, Ashtanga, alignment based Vinyasa and Hatha. Her classes are grounded in alignment while being rich with movement – she uses the breath as guide to create a steady rythmic flow.

At the Downtown studio, where she teaches full time, her classes offer students the opportunity to reflect and explore. Jackie is firm believer in the importance of community along side both the spiritual and physical practice of yoga. She has lead numerous retreats around the world (See Retreats) and continues to inspire connection at its rawest form. Her retreats mirror her passion for growth, love and connection. In a long term effort to committing to seeing all sides of herself with acceptance and love, she inspires vulnerability and strength in her students. 

Jackie’s passion for movement led her to the exploration of subtle energy through CranioSacral Therapy. An energy worker at heart, Jackie has found a balance for her scientific mind. She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy 1, CranioSacral Therapy 2  and SomatoEmotional Release with the Upledger Institute. She is naturally intuitive in this work, and creates a safe space to explore deeper levels of the body-mind-heart connection.

 Trainings

2016 Stockbridge,Massachusetts

2014 Nosara, Costa Rica

2014 Los Angeles, California

2013 Los Angeles, California

2013-2014 New York City

2012 Los Angeles, California

2010 Connecticut, USA

2009 Dharamsala, India

Austin, Texas, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, 2013

2016 Toronto, Ontario