J'aime Blakely


Yoga Teacher on the 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

J'aime's Biography

J’aime has been practicing and studying the art of Yoga since 2006. She has studied several styles of asana practice in the US, Mexico, and India.

J’aime’s qualifications as an instructor and guide include several teaching certifications in Hatha Vinyasa and Ashtanga formats. She has also done countless hours of intensive workshops and individual personal training with revered Yogis and Yoginis from around the world. Having been initiated into a lineage of Himalayan Yogis, her focus is on the Ashtanga as detailed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

However, she has also wandered the paths of depth psychology, Qabalah, shamanism, esotericism, comparative religious studies, inter-spirituality, magic, martial arts, ritual, and mysticism.

J’aime’s master’s degree in psychology has a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health, submitting a thesis and myriad essays focusing on Yoga Psychology and the application of the Ashtanga system as an adjunct treatment for PTSD and complex trauma.

J’aime has also received a religious doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences, where her thesis and dissertation were on the art of using the New Age Chakra System, expounded upon by Carl Jung, as a psychological framework for life transformation.

After progressing through a Reiki training course until the Master level, as a method of researching the energy healing arts while writing her thesis, J’aime chose to write her manual for Reiki practitioners. She included her own experience with shamanism, yoga, and psychology to form a unique and intuitive method of working with the physical and the subtle body systems.

In addition to the Yogic method of Samyama, her meditation practice has included deep and intensive work with plant medicines to release and process the contents of the unconscious mind; including participating in the filming of a documentary titled “The Little Saints,” a film about shamanic practices and psilocybin usage in Oaxaca, Mexico and participation in various ceremonial rituals as a yoga teacher and voyager in Tepoztlan, Mexico, with various lineage-holders.

Yogini J’aime is dedicated to bringing together these many different modalities to form a transformational process of self-realization, integrative health, and spiritual practice that provides a lifestyle framework for mind/body wellness. J’aime is now focused on providing continuing education and theory training for Yoga students and YTTs as well as her private psychological counseling services.

J'aime's Certifications:

Doctorate of metaphysical sciences – University of Sedona – Sedona, AZ
Dissertation on subtle body systems of the New Age

200hr Yoga Teacher Training
2012 - Om Yoga Ayurveda – Dharamshala, India/Tepoztlán, MX
2014 - Shiva Yoga Peeth – Rishikesh, India

300hr Yoga Teacher Training
2017 - World Peace Yoga School - Rishikesh, India

500hr Advanced Yogic Studies Program
2019-2022 – Yogic Studies

100hr Yoga Therapy
2019 - Rishikesh Yog Sansthan – Rishikesh, India

100hr Hatha Yoga Program
2017 - Swami Vivekananda Yoga and Meditation School – Rishikesh, India

36-week Level 1-3 Sanskrit – Dr. Antonia Ruppel – Yogic Studies

Master Level Reiki Certification – 1-year program with Gail Thackray - Los Angeles, CA

Intensive Workshops/ Training programs

  • Himalayan Iyengar Center 5-day Intensive – Dharamkot, India
  • Progressive Sequencing with Betsy Downing 5-day Intensive – Tepoztlán, MX
  • Swami Vivekananda Yoga and Meditation School 2x 15-day Intensives – Rishikesh, India
  • Om Shanti Om 10-day Intensive – Rishikesh, India
  • Veda Yoga 10-day intensive – Rishikesh, India
  • 3-day Principles of Anusara Yoga Alignment Intensive with Gaby Zermeño – Tepoztlán, MX
  • 3-day Anusara Yoga Workshop with Desiree Rumbaugh and Andrew Riven – Tepoztlán, MX
  • 3-day Anusara Yoga Workshop with Ashleigh Sergeant – Tepoztlán, MX
  • Therapeutic Yoga and Anusara Intensive with Gaby Zermeño – Cuernavaca, MX
  • 2-day Functional movement and Anatomy course with Adam Ballenger – Cuernavaca, MX
  • Asanarte 15-day Workshop – Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Women – Tepoztlán, MX
  • Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training – Online program
  • 7-day Yoga Intensive with Stewart Gilchrist – Tepoztlán, MX
  • Tantra Yoga and Death Meditation – Intensive Retreat with Hareesh Wallis – Tepoztlán, MX
  • 2-day Functional Movement and Anatomy with Ivana Sejenovich – Tepoztlán, MX
  • 10-day Yoga Intensive at Veda Yoga with Jay Bhatt – Rishikesh, India

Personal study and practice under the following master teachers and programs

Yoga Psychology

Saybrook University – Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialty in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrated Health – Mentors Dr. Abbe Blum and Dr. Robert Schmitt 


University of Sedona – Doctorate of Metaphysical Sciences – Mentor Dr. Paul Masters

Hatha Yoga

Yogini Ramya Lluvia – Tepoztlán, MX

Yogi Ravi Bisht – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Dinesh Chander – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Shubham Bhandari – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Mohan Bhadani – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Dhirendra Singh – Rishikesh, India

Yogini Dr. Amaravathi Errabali – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Jay Bhatt – Rishikesh, India

Anusara Yoga

Yogini Gaby Zermeño – Cuernavaca, MX

Yogini Tara Judelle – Hollywood, CA.

Ashtanga Yoga

Yogi Sidharth Sankar Arukha – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Ashish Rawat – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Mohan Bhadani - Rishikesh, India

Yoga Acharya Tanya Witmond – Tepoztlán, MX

Yogi Rajan Kumar – Rishikesh, India

Yoga Philosophy

Pandit Vishnu Panigrahi – Rishikesh, India

Swami Yogendra Mishra – Rishikesh, India

Dr. Gaurav Agrawal – Rishikesh, India

Mahamandaleshwar Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri Maharaj – Rishikesh, India

Dr. Seth Powell – Yogic Studies Advanced Program

Yoga Therapy/Anatomy

Yogini Gaby Zermeño – Cuernavaca, MX

Yogini Dr. Amaravathi Erraballi – Rishikesh, India

Dr. Usha Vaishnava – Rishikesh, India

Yogi Adam Ballenger – Cuernavaca, MX


Pandit Vishnu Panigrahi – Rishikesh, India

Swami Yogendra Mishra – Rishikesh, India

Martin Neufeld – Tepoztlán, MX

Shastri Lourdes Alvarez Klein – Shambhalacalli Tepoztlán, MX

Erica Cohen – Shambhalacalli Tepoztlán, MX

Yogi Naveen Raj - Rishikesh, India


Gail Thackray – 1-Year Master Level Reiki Certification program – Los Angeles, CA

Yogini Ramya Lluvia - Level 1 & 2 Reiki program – Tepoztlán, MX

Occult Sciences

Adept Grigori Bismarck – Los Angeles, CA.

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