About Sylvie

Sylvie is a dynamic Do Something! Yoga teacher who draws her unique ability to teach yoga thoroughly and precisely from her background as a classically trained ballet teacher and dancer.  She cumulates 35 years of research, practice and teaching movement arts. People have commented that her classes are infused with grace, rhythm and agility. She possesses a profound understanding of the workings of the human body and mind which allows her to empower her students to work their own miracles on and off the mat.

Her introduction to yoga happened in 1987 while she was teaching ballet on the Island of Haiti. This first approach came in the form of a VHS tape of Raquel Welch beautifully teaching a Bikram Yoga class.  She later became immersed into the spiritual aspect of yoga after she was trained in the Sivananda Yoga lineage. Since that moment, her life aspiration has been to balance and blend dance and Yoga in order to develop a body-mind practice that also provides her students with spiritual guidance.  

Through years of rigorous study with great yoga and dance Masters, famous and unknown alike, she has cultivated something rare and precious that she is sharing through Do Something! Yoga.  Her electric personality and sublime wit provide the common sense and humour needed to uplift and ground the student's practice. She is known and appreciated for her ability to assist students in deepening their inner attentiveness and comprehension of each of the eight limbs of classical yoga.


 

Sylvie Boisclair in the Locust Pose

 Chronology

1987: started to practice yoga with a VHS tape of Raquel Welsh in Ha├»ti where she was teaching classical ballet.

2002: Yoga Teacher Training Course at The Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Ashram in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2004-2008: Owner & founder of ''The Yoga Centre'' in Yellowknife, Canada. (Closed the Centre so she could travel and teach abroad). 

2006: Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course with The Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Organization in Vrindavan, India followed by a pilgrimage to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Uttarkashi.

2006 & 2009:  Interpreter from English to French during The International Yoga Teacher Training Courses At The Sivananda Bahamas Ashram.

Since 2009: Teaching 5-day specialty courses at The Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Ashram in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (see list in ''Courses and Workshops'' tab)

2011: Training in Thai Yoga Massage, levels 1 & 2 with Kam Thye. April 2011, Completion of the Advanced Baghavad Gita course with Swami Swaroopananda at The Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Ashram in Paradise Island, Bahamas. 

October 2011: Completion of the Moksha Hot Yoga Teacher Training Course in Montreal, Quebec.

Since 2011 Teaches in the USA, Sivananda Bahamas Ashram and & organizes Yoga events in Yellowknife, NT, Canada. .

2015 Teaches in the USA, Sivananda Bahamas Ashram. Sylvie also organized the first Northern Lights (February) and Midnight Sun Yoga Festivals (June) and Do Something! Yoga Teacher Training Course Yellowknife, NT, Canada. .

2016 Took the Budokon Yoga Teacher Training Course. Participated in Butoh workshops with the Tamanos and with Diego Pinon. Also, teaches Yoga in the USA, Sivananda Bahamas Ashram and Canada.