~ confusion is the first stage of learning ~

Juan Villegas Shares

Juan Villegas Shares ~ Yoga has always been with me since I was born and I believe that we are all born yoginis and yogis because in one form or another we are always striving to be better versions of ourselves.

It was not until I began to learn more about the philosophy behind Yoga that I noticed that, for as long as I can remember, I was already trying to apply all these concepts in my life.
I was in my early 20’s when I became interested in postural or asana Yoga.  At the same time I realized that I was very curious about dance and how the body was another tool for communication.juan villegas

I was longing to find balance amongst my many interests and Yoga was the practice that brought unification;  starting me on a new path.

I decided to pursue my dance interests alongside my Yoga interests and In 2009 I completed my first Yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga College in Vancouver and have been teaching Yoga ever since.

I have a Post Bac. Diploma in Contemporary Dance from Simon Fraser University and have worked professionally as an independent Dance Artist. I hold a degree in Industrial Design from Emily Carr University.  I have completed teacher trainings in Restorative, Yin, Pilates and Aerial Yoga.

Teachers that I am inspired by are Georg Feuerstein, Shakti Mhi, Sarah Powers, Hali Schwartz, YuMee Chung, Julie Gudmestad and Leslie Kaminoff.

My dedication has granted me the opportunity to teach in many places across the globe and many styles including Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. Currently I am completing Georg Feuerstein’s, Traditional Yoga Studies ~ 800HRS;  a course in History, Literature and Philosophy of Yoga and Leslie Kaminoff’s intensive course in Yoga Anatomy Principles.

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Psoas Muscle As A Connector | Yogacara Teacher Training

Psoas Muscle In Crescent High Lunge | The psoas (pronounced so-as) is an important muscle that is involved in most daily movements. It is part of what Tom Myers calls the “deep...
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Vedanta & Yoga Philosophy Today | Yogacara Teacher Training

Vedanta & Yoga Coevolving Together Ancient Indian philosophy is divided into several systems or schools such as Samkhya, Vedanta or Yoga. For the purpose of this article I...
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Anatomical Corrections in a Yoga Class | Yogacara Teacher Training

Anatomical Corrections to Encourage Inquiry Anatomical corrections are tricky to teach because it is crucial how we - Yoga teachers - communicate to students to stay safe in a...
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Dance Like You Are Teaching Yoga | Yogacara Teacher Training

Dance As A Form of Communication I am in Toronto rehearsing for a contemporary dance performance which has divided my time between learning my parts in the dance and getting into...
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Juan was so great. I want him to be my life-coach. He was so patient with everyone but also very funny and approachable.  

Erin Murray, Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training

Juan is such a vibrant, vivacious being! I have never laughed so much in my life! 

Sierra Koethe, Scotland Yoga Teacher Training

Juan is pure delight. He created a relaxed learning environment bringing humour and human-ness to each session. 

Sharon Neish, New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training

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