Jaime Blakely

About The Teacher

Our lead instructor, Jaime Blakely, has been practicing and studying Yoga for the last 15 years. During this time, she has been studying several styles of Modern Postural Yoga extensively in the US, Mexico, and in India — including Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa. Jaime’s education as an instructor and guide include four teaching certifications in these formats and countless hours of intensive workshops and individual personal training with master yogis and yoginis, an M.A. in Humanistic Psychology, and a Msc.D. in Metaphysical Science. Having been initiated into the lineage of Himalayan Yogis, her personal practice is focused on the Ashtanga as detailed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. However, she has also wandered the paths of depth psychology, Qabalah, shamanism, esotericism, comparative religious studies, interspirituality, magic, martial arts, ritual, and mysticism. Jaime’s Master’s degree in Psychology comes with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health; focusing on Yoga Psychology and the application of the Ashtanga system as an adjunct treatment for PTSD and complex trauma. Jaime has also received an Msc.D. in Metaphysical Science, where her thesis and dissertation were on the subtle body systems and methods of energy healing. During the process of this degree program, Jaime received her ministerial ordination from the university seminary and her reiki master certification. Yogini Jaime is dedicated to bringing together these many different modalities to form a transformational process of self-realization, integrative health, and spiritual practice that provides a lifestyle framework in adherence with Yogic principals for full mind/body wellness.

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