Jaime Boswell, MS, C-IAYT, RYT-500
Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga
1000-hr Certified Yoga Therapist
When I think of what it is that I really want people to know about me as a yoga teacher and therapist, the first thing that comes to mind is acceptance. I see yoga as something that can be practiced by anyone to bring more joy, peace, love and ease into life. My hope is that everyone feels welcomed and accepted just as they are as they walk into Whole Soul.
Yoga can be modified, and practices adapted to meet the specific needs of an individual or a group of individuals. Not every class is right for Every Body, but the practice of yoga is for Every Body. I feel drawn to teach in a way that meets the students where they are, providing to them the yogic tools that will be most helpful to them. Often this requires a therapeutic approach, learn more about that by reading the yoga therapy page.
I have been teaching since 2006, and during these years of teaching I have had the privilege to continue growing as a student and teacher of yoga. I am still super excited every time I have the opportunity to immerse myself in a workshop or even just a single class with a teacher that can help me deepen my practice.
Perhaps the question that I have the hardest time answering is what style or type of yoga do I teach. My teaching has been inspired by many teachers, and I see the value of various styles and types of yoga dependent on the needs of the student. My simple answer is I teach an alignment-based, slow-flowing, and often meditative practice that can be modified to meet a student's needs in the moment.
I came to yoga, back in 2003, when I realized it was a practice that could help me find health physically, but most importantly mentally and spiritually. It was through this practice that I came to be able to more easily love and accept myself. It has remained a practice that has supported me through challenging times in life with the reminder that it is through life's challenges that we grow.
It is my intention to offer my students a practice that will help them find foremost peace in their mind, along with strength and mobility in their body, and in turn more joy and ease in their life. For each student what it takes to attain these things will vary. So whether it is physical challenge you are looking for, a way to ease tension, a deepening in your existing practice, or a way to use a gentle yoga approach therapeutically I would be happy to hear from you.
I love to work one-on-one with clients to tailor their practice for their own particular needs. I am also excited to start working with groups of students through class series that are designed to increase the students knowledge and depth of practice within a supportive community.
My formal teacher training has primarily been in the Kripalu tradition, with a 200-hr certification in Kripalu Yoga, a 300-hour certification as an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy, and an additional 500 hours of training and pratical experience for certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist with 1000-hours of training through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Find out more about yoga therapy at the website YogaTherapy.Health.
My heart is full of gratitude to all of the teachers that have contributed to my journey along this path.