Faculty - J-P Tamblyn-Sabo

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo is a dedicated yoga practitioner, teacher, teacher of teachers, and the founder of the Ahimsa Yoga method - a style of yoga dedicated to honouring the ancient traditions, while continually refining the physical practice with modern understanding of biomechanics and physiology. J-P's students appreciate his clear, methodical instructions as well as his supportive and empowering teaching style. His skillful infusion of asana with spiritual depth, and his ability to translate challenging philosophical, anatomical or esoteric concepts into accessible and familiar language are key components of his gifted instruction.

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Elegant Adjustments: Aligning with Energy and Anatomy

All Levels, Teacher Training

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - TH1JPT

The art of excellent adjustments can be one of the most powerful skills in a yoga teacher's skillset. In a culture where touching other people can have so much meaning and impact, knowing how to touch others mindfully can mean the difference between making someone's day, and making someone extremely uncomfortable. In exploring this potent, engaging, and fun aspect of teaching, we will address how to make adjustments with care and sensitivity; how to use adjusting to help people to connect to the movement of energy in their yoga practice; and how to use principles of anatomy to make intelligent adjustments that help the body move, stabilize, and open in a way that aligns with the beautiful blueprint of the body's elegant and magnificent design.


11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)


Meditation Made Manageable

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - FR2JPT

The wondrous benefits of meditation have been heralded in sources as diverse as yoga magazines, daytime talk shows, ancient scriptures and healthcare conventions. There can be no doubt that meditation has the power to be a transformative tool in our spiritual practice, our harnessing of the heart and mind's phenomenal potential, and our pursuit of greater health and happiness. But where to begin? With so many styles and approaches to meditation, how do you know which one is for you? In this workshop, you will learn several different, simple and accessible approaches to meditation to begin or renew your meditation practice, or to help introduce your students to that inner world of clarity self-knowing.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2 HRS)


Full System Yoga Detox

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SA1JPT

Our yoga practice is an opportunity to clear some of the toxicity that we absorb and retain as a result of living in an ever-more physically, energetically, emotionally, and environmentally hazardous world. Yoga is one of our best defences for combatting the stress and disease that can result from this toxic build-up. But the "detox potential" of yoga isn't just a matter of sweating, breathing, and doing twisting poses. Addressing only the physical (or the mental or the emotional) without considering the entire ecosystem means that we might be overlooking the part of ourselves that needs cleansing the most! In this session, discover a simple, comprehensive approach to detoxing with yoga on five levels: physical, mental, energetic, behavioural and emotional. Leave feeling refreshed, lighter, energetic and inspired, and with the tools to continue your detoxification practice in the days, months, and years ahead.


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)


The Science of Good Alignment

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SA3JPT

Any active physical yoga practice should be built on principles of good alignment if it is to serve the overall goal of long-term health and wellness. But with so many different trusted and often well-educated voices declaring so many divergent opinions on "how a pose should be done," how are we supposed to know which one to listen to? This workshop will focus on identifying some core principles of biomechanics and physiology that provide us with tools to help find appropriate and effective alignment for almost any yogi in almost any posture.Finding a universally beneficial expression of any pose that would be appropriate for every practitioner may be next to impossible. But finding good alignment principles that serve every yogi in every pose may be easier than you think.


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 HRS)


Free Your Fascia

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo - SU2JPT

In recent years, understanding the role of the connective tissue known as "fascia" is transforming our ability to build healthy flexibility and mobility. (It turns out tight muscles are just one part of the equation!) In this class, we will incorporate a range of exercises designed to address restrictions in fascia that actually impede our ability to stretch our muscles effectively, allowing for a safer, more-effective practice that also just feels better! If you want your yoga practice to include the feeling of freedom in your body, free your fascia!


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (2 HRS)