Saturday, March 5, 2016

No exaggeration!

Hola! I can't believe its already been a week since returning from our 7th annual, and 8th week long retreat in Mexico. Wether you know me well or not so well, you probably know that I'm not one to exaggerate.  But I must say, this past retreat was absolutely wonderful and so, so special. Villa Ananda, Rasa Yoga Center, my dear friend and retreat coordinator Julie Freed, and the participants on the retreat make it what it is. Each year I feel like we are able to make it better, are more connected and bring the nourishing qualities together to give people what they need. Although living in the moment and day by day is the goal, I'm already looking forward to next February (2017) and another retreat together! If you're interested in being notified as to when the next February retreat is and how to sign up, please e-mail me at jamie@firstrayyoga.com and I'll get you on my e-mail list to get you the details. In the mean time, please visit my website at www.jamieelmer.com to look at my schedule and to see when I'll be in your area next. In addition, I'll be leading a mini retreat in Ashland, OR in October of this year. Please visit this link for the details and to register:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=11248 (once on this link scroll down for the retreat details)

 I hope to see you here in CO (where I live), in your state, or a fun destitatnion area for us to practice together and be together. XXOOXXOO!




Thursday, December 3, 2015

End of an era........

Just got word that Exhale, Venice is closing on December 15th........

In 2001 I took my first yoga teacher training with my first teacher, Max Strom. Soon after, he and a few other prominent teachers opened Sacred Movement, Center for Yoga and Healing in Venice, CA. Max had me start teaching at Sacred Movement, and the rest is history. I had no idea how lucky I was to begin teaching at this studio, and also to have the opportunity to practice with so many wonderful teachers there. We had our own little mecca of bliss. Time passed. I taught more, took more teacher trainings and eventually, Sacred Movement became Exhale, Max moved away and I was teaching nine classes a week on the schedule. I was happy and grateful, but its hindsight that makes you realize how lucky you were.

In 2008 I moved out of L.A and began traveling to teach, around the country and now beyond.  What I experienced and learned at Exhale/Sacred Movement as a teacher and as a student I can't explain in words. My time there, that time in my life was so special, so important and so valuable. I am forever grateful for ALL who made it was it was then, and what it has been in recent years. The space has been an incredible place for people to breathe, move, learn, grow, heal and expand. As we all know, when something comes to an end, more opportunity will come from that closure.

If you're reading this and you spent time at Exhale, Venice, thank you for contributing to the place, the space and the community. I hope to see you down the road wherever that may be!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Home Base

After being out of the country nearly a month (with one night spent flying through L.A trying to avoid hurricane Patricia), I'm happy to be home in CO. Having a home base is important in order to experience the freedom of exploration. I'm especially grateful tonight to have an area of this world that feels like home, as I watch and listen to events over seas. My thoughts and heart are with you in Paris tonight. Whomever reads this, I hope you, your friends and family are safe.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Retreating is right around the corner!

This coming Saturday I'm headed out to Mexico to teach our annual retreat at Villa Ananda. Beach, here I come! To those of you who have ever been interested in this retreat, or contemplated attending, we have another week in February. Each year this retreat has changed, grown, and become more special to me. I'm excited for the opportunity to be there again teaching and working with great people. Details on the February retreat will be up soon on my schedule page.

Have a great rest of your weekend and start to your week. Hope to see you soon here or there!

Savasana - Retreat style

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Old stomping ground and Oregon coming up

Its Sunday morning, and I'm in my old stomping ground, Los Angeles. Los Angeles was about the last place in the world I ever thought I would live. And, I ended up spending my 20's here. Actually a full ten years, to the day. I haven't lived in L.A for about seven years now, but still come back with regularity to teach. The bonus is I also get to see some of my best friends in the world when I visit!

This weekend, I've been teaching the anatomy and posture section of Santa Monica Yoga's 200 hour teacher training. What a pleasure its been to work with nice, open minded and committed students! Thanks for having me.

Next weekend I'll be teaching anatomy and healing injuries at Rasa Yoga Center in Southern Oregon as part of their 200 hour Teacher Training. I've been teaching with Rasa for over five years now, and always look forward to teaching there and working with their community. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with such nice people in different parts of the country!

Along with travel, my Skype privates are up and running and have been so much fun! If interested in one on one instruction, please e-mail me at jamie@jamieelmer.com

Stay in touch, and I hope to see you soon.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sun, Travel and Mexico!

Its been HOT most places lately, so its hard to imagine that in a few months, we're going to be missing the warmth! But, by mid October, a retreat to Mexico is going to sound great - Sun, Ocean, Swimming, Yoga, beautiful accommodations and wonderful food. If you've considered this retreat in the past, this is your year. The flier is below. If you have any questions please e-mail me at jamie@jamieelmer.com I'd love to have you there!


Here is Steamboat Springs, CO my public yoga class schedule is changing a bit. I'll be teaching some on Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings and some special workshop classes in the coming months. Please check the Yoga Center of Steamboat schedule and join me for an align and flow class.

Lastly but most importantly (!), I'm happy to announce that I'll be offering private on line sessions, workshops and classes beginning in September. Please stay tuned for more info and check out my "privates" page for a complete description to determine if a private session is for you. If you'd like to schedule a session, please e-mail me at jamie@jamieelmer.com.  You can also practice some short classes with me at www.yogisanonymous.comwww.yogisanonymous.com

Monday, August 3, 2015

Its August ALREADY? - Coming up this month AND how to sign up for 6th annual Mex

Is the summer going fast for y'all or just me? This month I'm traveling quite a bit, both for teaching and pleasure. Coming up on my teaching calendar...

A few more spaces are OPEN for our 6th ANNUAL retreat in Mexico. Here is the flier. Now is the time to sign up. Its right around the corner! (Sorry - the February, 2016 retreat at the moment is full)



August 7 - 9, Easton Yoga, Easton, PA - My PhysioSTRIDE™ workshop AND Part 2 of my Applied Anatomy and Yoga course. If interested in attending the course OR the two public classes Saturday and Sunday afternoon, please check out Easton Yoga's site for all the info and to register. In addition, while in Easton, you can sign up for a private session with me. Please e-mail info@eastonyoga.com to do so. Thanks!

Saturday, August 15th, Yoga Center of Steamboat - Relieving Back Pain workshop - by stretching and strengthening your hips, hamstrings and hip flexors. 10 - 12 pm. Please visit Yoga Center of Steamboat's website for the full description and to sign up.

Public Classes this month:

Tuesday, August 18th and 25th, Align and Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat
Wednesday, August 19th and 26th, Slow Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat

Lastly but most importantly (!), I'm happy to announce that I'll be offering private on line sessions, workshops and classes beginning in September. Please stay tuned for more info and check out my "privates" page for a complete description to determine if a private session is for you. In the mean time, you can practice some short classes with me at www.yogisanonymous.comwww.yogisanonymous.com