Introducing 

THE SKILLFUL YOGI: ONLINE PRACTICE & STUDY WITH BARRIE RISMAN

Join our thriving community of teachers and continuing students dedicated to deepening practice ON and BEYOND the mat!

“There's so much depth and integrity in your offerings! This program seems like a culmination of the work you've been doing over the years, and it's inspiring to see.”

“Thank you so much Barrie for sharing yourself in this beautiful and powerful ways, I feel the excitement and enthusiasm you have put into it.“

“So great to be back learning with you Barrie, thanks for all of your hard work.” 

As a member of The Skillful Yogi, you'll get lifetime access to all asana classes, courses, inspiring and relevant readings, guided inquiry, journaling prompts, breath work, meditation, and much, much more.

Rich, new content is added EVERY WEEK! And, there's so much more to membership...

*You'll receive tailored, responsive, and personalized guidance for your practice and teaching.

*You'll benefit from being part of a dynamic and engaged group of sincere practitioners, a respectful and collegial learning and practice community.

With members from eight countries and four continents you'll be part of a global network of seasoned, like-minded practitioners to share your journey with. EVERYTHING we do here is designed to support you in loving YOUR yoga, getting inspired, and re-inspired about your practice and teaching, and expanding the benefits of yoga into your life.

If you're ready to unfold the next chapter in your path of yoga as a vibrant, dynamic part of your life, I warmly invite you to join us.

$30 CAD/month (taxes in) gives you full access.

Have questions? Reach out to me to explore whether The Skillful Yogi is right for you. It would be an honour to support you on your yoga journey!


I'm thrilled that my studio and online practice community were chosen to be featured in Stylight's survey of the finest yoga in Canada.

Of course, ANY teacher and ANY studio is only as great as the students we serve. When I think of the amazing people who I've had the privilege of teaching (including our very own Prime Minister who came for class with Sophie one Sunday morning), I feel pretty darn blessed.

But when I multiply that by all the teachers, all the studios who are lighting up hearts in every corner of our fair land, well, that just blows my mind.

Canadian yogis, Canadian yoga teachers, you rock! Read on for the full list.


New on the blog:

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Your Yoga Renaissance

Whether you are at point a, b, c or minus a, know that ALL of these places can be equally as interesting, rewarding and hold the same rich possibility for growth. In many ways, continuing in yoga is simply about responding to what is. And ‘what is’ is always changing. This is what I want all continuing students and teachers to know:

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Your Yoga Golden Age

I’m having a blast creating an online community of teachers and continuing students, and the engagement is stunning. People are reaching out and contributing in powerful ways. We’re sharing experiences and insights, asking questions about practice and wisdom. We’re coming together as a group of like-minded teachers and continuing students in a respectful, honest forum that will continue to expand and grow because as teachers, as students on the path, we need it.

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Join me for

THE SKILLFUL YOGINI: A SACRED, INTENSIVE, & TRANSFORMATIONAL RETREAT FOR WOMEN TEACHERS

August 20-24, Sutton, QC

Are you a yoga teacher longing to dive deep? Are you on the cusp of taking your practice and teaching to new levels of power, impact and clarity?

Do you KNOW its time to steep yourself in yoga once again?

This is the “un teacher training” that is, actually the most important thing you can do for your professional development as a teacher this year. It’s the most essential yoga training there is. Read on...


OVERCOMING YOUR TOP 10 CHALLENGES TO BUILDING AN INSPIRING, SATISFYING, AND SUSTAINABLE YOGA PRACTICE

Learn the creative, simple, effective SOLUTIONS and STRATEGIES to removing the barriers that keep you from loving what you do in yoga ON and BEYOND the mat! (hint: It has nothing to do with tight hamstrings or stiff shoulders)

June 7, 2018


REKINDLING THE SPARK - 6 STEPS TO TRAVERSING PLATEAUS IN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE AND EMERGING MORE INSPIRED AND DEDICATED THAN EVER

We know yoga is powerful. Many of us have experienced shifts - both small and large - pretty quickly. Fired up, we commit to making yoga a consistent part of our lives. However, we also know that the pace of transformation doesn’t often continue at such a dramatic rate as these initial shifts. After a while, yoga begins to feel dry and boring. Motivation wanes. Practice becomes a chore rather than a delight. You certainly don’t feel the exuberant joy of practice you once did. If you've felt this way, know that you are in good company. And, that this isn't the end of the road. Not by a longshot. On the contrary, it's the threshold of a new beginning. Because we KNOW that yoga is a marathon, not a sprint, Because we BELIEVE that it is a practice for a lifetime, Because we TRUST there are always deeper and richer insights to unfold, It's crucial to learn how to weather the plateaus in your practice and discover the untapped treasures yoga has in store for you. Here's exactly how to rekindle your passion for practice.

MAY 4, 2018


HOW TO BREAK THE SELF-SABOTAGING CYCLE OF LETTING YOURSELF DOWN IN YOGA

Are you ready to finally, once and for all, feel empowered and enthusiastic about how your yoga practice is serving you in your life?

 Learn my unfailing five-step strategy for once and for all overcoming the frustration of falling short of the expectations you set for yourself in yoga. This is the strategy I've used for more than 2 decades. It's easy, straightforward, and it works.

April 15, 2018


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Sign up here to receive my 16-page Guide to Home Yoga Practice featuring tips to support you in your independent practice, practice sequences and a pose syllabus. It's my gift to you!

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WHAT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR WORK TOGETHER

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Barrie is an exceptionally gifted yoga teacher. It's rare that you get someone with her level of practice, wisdom and passion who is so well rounded. She can teach the wildest advanced poses as well as adapted therapeutic poses with the same depth and ease, all the while staying grounded in the bigger picture of yoga philosophy. A true gem for the Montreal yoga community and beyond!

Melanie Richards, Director, HappyTree Yoga

I've never had a teacher or known a woman quite like Barrie. Her classes are technical, explained in a way that I feel so many new sensations even though I've practiced and taught yoga for years. Technical, but not lacking heart or spirituality. I've also taken online classes with Barrie, which was a wonderful experience. I look forward to the next time I recieve her teachings in person, online or in print.

Jenny Berthiaume, Yoga Teacher and Writer

 I have had the privilege of having Barrie Risman as a yoga teacher on many occasions and I have repeatedly been enlightened and enriched by the experience. Barrie brings with her a confident knowledge of yogic practice and very generously shares that knowledge on many different platforms.

Lyse Beaudette

Barrie is a beautifully wise and articulate teacher. She has an incredible amount of experiential knowledge and passion to share her studies. Her ability to make these practices accessible to all is a unique and valuable asset from Low Mobility and Pain populations to long standing teacher practitioners all can learn from her deep wisdom and years of dedication to these practices.

Erin Moon, Founder of Moon Yoga Therapuetics

Barrie both teaches, lives and embodies the practices of yoga genuinely and wholeheartedly. Deeply rooted in the traditions of yoga, she skilfully shares the all realms of the teachings with her students with a great amount of love and generosity. Studying with Barrie has been a true gift to my own path of yoga both in my personal practice and as a teacher. It is through her teachings that I have gained the trust, confidence and authentic approach to practicing and teaching. She continues to be a source of inspiration for me as a student and a teacher and for this I am grateful.

Leanne Whiting, Yoga teacher and Director of Grow A Lotus Yoga Studio

Barrie is the epitome of excellence in my experience of the yoga world. She has a deep understanding of the philosophies and the practices, and her classes reflect this in a way that uplifts and inspires her students. Humour,  kindness, and professional rigour are a winning combination. 

Jill Harrington, Health Care Executive

Since I have been practicing with Barrie not only has my asana practice improved immensely but my knowledge and understanding of the Yoga traditions and philosophy. She has a beautiful joyful way of sharing her extensive insight that is easy to understand and relate to. I always leave her classes, workshops and teacher training learning something new about the world of Yoga but also about myself. I am extremely grateful she is in my life.

Ondine Guralnick, Yoga Teacher and Artist

I have been practicing and studying with Barrie for years. She continuously integrates and embodies all the facets of yoga into her life and her teaching. I just love how present, mindful, thoughtful, and focused she is during class. She brings all of this into her programs and services too! With her many years of experience practicing, studying and teaching, she is a wealth of inspiration and wisdom. I highly recommend her to any yogi looking to deepen their connection to their practice.

Christine Guenette, Yoga Teacher and Life Coach