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Barrie Risman is an insightful and uplifting teacher whose enthusiasm inspires students to fully embrace the awakening power of yoga.

Passionate yoga educator, community leader and seasoned seeker on the path, Barrie has been immersed in the teachings and practices of yoga for more than two decades. Her teaching weaves together technical precision with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy.

Barrie has lead retreats, teacher trainings and workshops throughout Canada and internationally since 2004. She is the co-founder of Shri Yoga, a seminal place for the study and practice of alignment-based heart-centered hatha yoga in Montreal, and co-creator of the Shri Institute for Therapeutic Yoga and the Shri Yoga Teacher Training Program. 

Barrie has been a student of Iyengar Yoga since 1993 and was a certified Anusara Yoga teacher and teacher-trainer from 2003 – 2012, as well as member of the Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification Committee. She is the creator of The Skillful Yogi, a unique online professional development program for yoga teachers and author of the Skillful Yogi blog. Most recently, she serves as co-director of the World Spine Care Yoga Project, whose mission is to empower underserved populations to share the practices of yoga.