Hailing from Ottawa, Jaimée works as a registered yoga
teacher, independent dance artist and writer in Toronto. She loves
to travel, cook, colour, paint, sing, day dream and move. Her goals
include learning how to ride a bike with no hands and successfully
growing a garden. Having trained professionally as a dancer and
having studied a great deal of anatomy, she eagerly explores the
mind, body, spirit connection, and self-awakening that yoga offers.
She continues to study and integrate various movement techniques
into her yoga classes. Jaimée aspires to offer her students the
tools to cultivate an integrated practice, to develop their ability
to move with respect and integrity for their structure, and help
them find a peaceful physicality as well as love and appreciation
for their individual self. She passionately enables people to find
happier, healthier and pain free ways of living, through a regular
yoga practice. She leads a strong and fluid Vinyasa style class
that integrates a variety of movement principles from the Axis
Syllabus, creative sequences and lots of variations throughout.
Jaimée values a fun and freeing practice, filled with breath and
movement. She encourages her students to cultivate peace and
balance, and discover their individual means of creative expression
Her teaching and her practice are inspired by a variety of
individuals including Don and Amba Stapleton, Sarah Tacey, J-P
Tamblyn-Sabo, Frey Faust and Kenny Pearl. She has met wonderful
people through yoga and dance, and credits these positive and
inspiring individuals to have nurtured her to be kinder to herself.
She continues to learn what it means to truly listen, what the
benefits are of thinking positively, and how setting goals
implements the changes she would otherwise only dream of. She
chooses to love. She chooses to appreciate every moment. She
chooses the positive thought. She promises to connect to the people
in her community and nurture the relationships in her life; to get
active every day for the simple joy of movement; to take notice of
the beauty that surrounds her and exercise the muscle of awareness
to tune in to the movement within; to remain curious and continue
to learn; and finally, to share her love for movement and yoga.
Jaimée currently teaches throughout the city of Toronto and
works as a news writer for The Dance Current magazine.