Jaime Blakely, Yoga
Total years in practice: 7
Yogini J’aime has been practicing and loving the path of Yoga for the last 15 years. She has been studying several styles of Asana practice extensively in the US, Mexico, and in India — including Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa. J’aime’s qualifications as an instructor and guide include a total of 800-hours of Yoga certifications (500 registered with YA) in Hatha Vinyasa and Ashtanga formats in addition to countless hours of intensive workshop and individual personal training with revered Yogis and Yoginis from around the world. Aside from this, J'aime has a master’s degree in Psychology and a religious doctoral degree in metaphysical ministries. Having been initiated into the lineage of Himalayan Yogis, her personal focus is on the eight-limbed practice of 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, inter-spirituality, magic, martial arts, ritual, and mysticism. J’aime's Master’s degree in Psychology comes with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Health, with a thesis and myriad essays focusing on Yoga Psychology and the application of the Ashtanga system for PTSD and complex trauma. Her metaphysical ministries thesis focus was on the Subtle Body system and energy healing modalities. J'aime's teaching style is a mixture of all of these interests, weaving metaphysics, Yoga philosophy, and psychology into traditional ways of physical practice.