Jamie began his journey towards yoga with intense training in the Martial Arts under his stepfather and great aunt when he was thirteen. The rigorous physical and mental discipline pushed him towards developing body awareness, strength and flexibility.
In high school, Jamie played football and became heavily involved in functional strength training and conditioning. After a lot of wear and tear from football, culminating in a torn meniscus, Jamie felt an intuitive urge to seek balance in his body.
Already heavily involved in spirituality and non-physical yogic practices, Jamie came to liberation yoga for a restorative yoga class looking to relieve and relax his body after a heavy weight lifting session. He was immediately hooked on the practice of Hatha yoga. It was the perfect physical discipline to mirror, support and foster the mental, emotional and spiritual work Jamie was engaged in.
For the next year, he steeped himself in practice. Looking to further his practice, knowledge and ability to share his experience of yoga with others, he went through Liberation School of Yoga with 200-hour certification program and has been an avid teacher ever since and even before.
Jamie is also a Reiki Master, under the Usui Tradition. He believes that Reiki can be a direct path to recover aspects of ourselves that we have either lost or pushed below the surface. The more we learn to work with this energy, the more we become able to heal ourselves and the more we become whole.
He feels that contact with Reiki energy encourages us and empowers us to take an active role in our individual healing processes. Jamie strives to integrate his knowledge of martial arts, yoga practices, spirituality and Reiki into all of his sessions. While not on his mat, he reads as many books as he can to possibly get his hands on, to further his knowledge and to feed his mind.