New Livestream Workshops with Barrie Risman 

Yoga offers you tools to become unshakable, ready to meet life with clarity and courage. Come discover the depth and delight of yoga, with me as your guide.

Yoga for Turbulent Times: 

Building Strength, Resilience, and Compassion for a Changing World

Livestream Workshops with Barrie Risman

Yoga offers you tools to become unshakable, ready to meet life with clarity and courage. Come discover the depth and delight of yoga with me as your guide.

Practice with me live or on-demand.

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The Yoga We Need Now

Life has changed so much for all of us over the past few years. Sometimes it feels like the only thing that's guaranteed is an uncertain future. Adapting to change is hard, and there are good reasons why so many of us feel more distracted, drained, and overwhelmed these days. 

I feel so fortunate to have found practices and perspectives that have helped me to navigate life's twists and turns over the past 30 years.

Yoga has given me the tools to consistently nurture my physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, even during the most challenging of times. Let me show you how.

The Yoga We Need Now

Life has changed so much for all of us over the past few years. Sometimes it feels like the only thing that's guaranteed is an uncertain future. Adapting to change is hard, and there are good reasons why so many of us feel more distracted, drained, and overwhelmed these days.

I wonder if any of this sounds familiar to you:

  • Sometimes it feels like I can barely keep my head above water, there always seems to be so much going on in my life and in the world.
  • I feel disconnected from myself and my body. I‚Äôm tired of neglecting my needs, I want to take better care of myself.
  • Whenever¬†I need to make a decision, I feel so unfocused and stuck. I wish I could find¬†clarity and live my values.
  • My mind is constantly racing and it‚Äôs hard to be in the moment. I want¬†to slow down, but if I‚Äėm honest with myself, I know I need help doing it.¬†
  • I‚Äôve never really found a yoga teacher that understood the depth of the practice. Yoga has been great for me, but I‚Äôm tired of doing the same stuff over and over. I‚Äôm ready for more.

I get it. I’ve been there.

I feel so fortunate to have found practices and perspectives that have helped me to navigate life's twists and turns over the past 30 years.

Yoga has given me the tools to consistently nurture my physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, even during the most challenging of times. Let me show you how.

Past Series include:

Bright New Beginnings

4 class series

Discover the potential and possibility of new beginnings with slow-flow postural practice, breathwork, and meditation.

Mindful Mornings

4 class series

Revitalize your body, clear your mind, and awaken compassion, equanimity, and peace of mind with slow, gentle practices focused on the four foundations of mindfulness.

Grounded in Gratitude

4 class series

Explore the most powerful practices and perspectives to cultivate an authentic outlook of gratitude amidst the complexities and challenges of your life. 

Yoga for Strength & Balance

4-class series

Build stronger muscles, healthier bones, and better balance through skillfully sequenced, full-body strengthening work in each class.

Depth & Discovery

14 class series

Go beyond the basics with this comprehensive series of form-based classes. It’s designed to deepen and refine your understanding of alignment technique by exploring basic poses with more nuanced instruction.

Harness the Power of Prana

6 class series

Learn how to tap into the power of prana for greater vitality and well-being. This series explores the 5 primary prana vayus and how they support your physical and emotional well-being.

Yoga Fundamentals Series

6 class series

A 6-part beginning series that gives you a solid foundation for ongoing practice. It's a perfect introduction for those just starting out or if you're wanting to refresh your knowledge of the basics.

Teaching Distilled From 30+ Years of Practice

My brand-new livestream workshop series bring together alignment-based postural practice and applied yoga philosophy honed from more than 3 decades of study, teaching, and practice. If you’re a yoga practitioner or teacher seeking an integrated approach to asana that’s grounded in yogic wisdom, these classes are for you!  

In each 4 week session, I’ll lead you through a curriculum of thoughtfully curated themes, postural sequences, breath practices, and meditations - all designed to empower you to embody principles of yogic living in your practice and daily life.

If you’re a yoga teacher, these classes will give you tons of inspiration and practical tools to share with your students!

  • You'll enjoy HD quality streaming and high production quality - we're talking 3 live cameras!
  • Classes¬†begin with a concise and inspiring talk to anchor you in the wisdom teachings of the yoga tradition.¬†I draw from sources such as the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, as well as the Hatha Yoga, Tantric, and Buddhist traditions¬†to share¬†themes of yogic life that really speak to you.
  • In the postural practice, you¬†can expect nuanced, precise, and inclusive instructions¬†and clear demonstrations, with¬†plenty of prop options and variations to safely adapt the poses to make them work for you.
  • Every class is unique and creatively sequenced to explore our theme through embodied practice as well as occasional breathwork and meditation. You‚Äôll never experience the same class twice!¬†
  • Following the livestream, you'll receive unlimited, on-demand access to the classes for one month following the last class in each series.

You are enlivening my practice. I particularly love that the asanas are balanced with spirituality/philosophy - it's a precarious balance not many yoga teachers manage well. 

- Ellen Endter 

Annual Pass

$250

up to 60% off!

  • You'll get¬†36 live-streamed classes throughout the year, starting whenever you sign up.
  • Access to an on-demand library of high-quality recordings of all¬†sessions¬†from the past year.
  • A catalogue of over 200¬†on-demand classes¬†and class series to practice whenever and wherever suits you.
  • A 6-part Yoga Fundamentals beginner series
  • During weeks when there is no livestream, you'll receive a popular previously-released class "from the vault" - so you'll get a new class every week!
  • In Canada? Click here for Canadian rates
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Enjoy live-streaming and 3 live camera angles!

Sacred Tools for Purposeful Living

You might be thinking, ‚ÄúYoga is nice, and the stretching feels good, but the one hour I spend on the mat could never actually help me take care of my aging parents,¬†stay calm when people test my patience, or feel more hopeful about the state of the world. Those are the real stresses in my life.‚ÄĚ

I’m here to tell you: Yoga can help. Yoga offers you more than just a workout. Yoga offers you so many tools to return to center and navigate the complexities of life with greater skill and ease.

When you discover the true depth of yoga: feeling more centered, grounded, and confident, personal growth becomes a daily practice. You begin to feel more present in your body and mind, uplifted in your spirit, and more connected to other people and the world around you.

No more wondering, ‚ÄúHow does she stay so calm through it all?‚ÄĚ No more thinking, ‚ÄúI wish I was able to take better care of myself.‚ÄĚ No more getting stuck¬†on the thought, ‚ÄúI feel so overwhelmed.‚ÄĚ

Yoga offers body, breath, and awareness-based tools to become unshakable, so you're ready to meet life with clarity and courage. I’ll teach you to use these tools to fortify and reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit for years to come.

If any of this resonates with you, if you want more out of your yoga practice, so it can enrich your life, you belong here.

This class was brilliant. I was able to do the pose deeper and with more awareness than I have for many years. Loved it. Thank you!! 

- Alison Colyer 

Discover the Depth and Delight

Yoga for Turbulent Times is a new series I created to help you discover the depth and delight of what your yoga practice can be: not just a workout or temporary stress relief, but a way toward lasting fulfillment, inner peace, and self-reliance. 

What if you could…

  • Have a reliable way to make sense of the world and process the painful things life throws at you so you can move forward,¬†toward becoming who you really wish to be?
  • Learn to recognize harmful patterns in your life and make sustainable changes toward healing, wholeness, and living in alignment with your values?
  • Feel a genuine sense of belonging and connection to something bigger than yourself?
  • Really believe that you are enough, just as you are?
  • Know that you have the inner resources to deal with any situation that arises?
  • Savor life and embrace the present moment with less drama and more¬†contentment?

The true gifts of yoga are so much more than just stretching and breathing an hour at a time. Yoga offers a way to live with presence, purpose, and contentment. 

Learning from Barrie has 100% transformed my personal practice and teaching in the best possible way. And all my students get to benefit from it. 

- Lauren Enright 

 

I want to thank you again for your amazing, supportive, and inspiring weekly classes. They have become the cornerstone of my asana practice and I am always learning so much. And then I can bring out some pearls to the classes I teach. 

- Gaile Jurewicz 

About Me

I’ve been teaching yoga full time for over 24 years  and training yoga teachers for 16 years. My book Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice is a guide for practitioners to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives.  

Since 2015, I’ve offered online yoga classes, teacher mentoring programs, trainings, courses, and workshops to thousands of students on five continents!

My alignment-oriented approach to yoga is grounded in principles of healthy, functional movement and infused with traditional yogic wisdom made accessible and relevant to your daily life.

My work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and on CBC Television.  

I’m known for precise, easy-to-follow instructions that give you time to breathe and feel, and for conveying the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity to people from all walks of life.  

I offer prop variations and alternatives throughout the class to help you make every posture work for you as well as nuanced refinements to take your practice deeper.

It would be an honor to support you in your practice!