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.“

“It’s just the perfect program for me, I get classes, inspiration, meditation and philosophy all in one convenient place. I like the platform you use, its very easy to navigate.  And I have realized I have gotten VERY picky with who I want as a yoga teacher, I no longer want to go to just any teacher I want someone inspiring and alignment based -  it just works for my body. “ 

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, content includes a brand-new, skillfully sequenced class every week. You get unlimited access to all classes so you can participate in them anytime, anywhere and as often as you wish.

And, there's so much more to membership...

*** You’ll receive fresh inspiration from The Yogi Home Companion: Timeless Wisdom for Living Yoga thoughtfully prepared for you every day!

*** You'll get 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 eleven 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.

Check out what’s coming up on The Skillful Yogi in 2019 right here:

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.

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!


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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