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Jaime Ellerie, LMT, CCT, RYT, was born and raised in Dubuque Iowa and graduated from Hempstead High School. After graduation she lived in Iowa City for five years, returning home to go to massage therapy school in 2000. At this time Jaime also completed her first yoga teacher training with internationally acclaimed yoga master Ana Forrest. Jaime has yoga teacher trained with the best: Tim Miller (internationally recognized Ashtanga yoga master), Shiva Rea (master yoga teacher trained in the krishnamachara lineage), Sean Corn (vinyasa), Rodney Yea (Iyengar), Patricia Walden (Yengar), Rod Stryker (hatha), David Life/Sharron Gannon (jivamukti), David/Doug Swenson (ashtanga), Dharma Mittra (hatha), Tias Little (yoga anatomy), Baron Baptist (power), Bryan/Jonny Kest (power), Duncan Wong (yogic arts), Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (kundalini) – just to name a few. Upon graduating from Capri College of massage Jaime jumped right into full-time massage therapy and yoga instruction.
From 2001-2005 she opened and co-owned Pure Prana Yogo where she taught yoga and treated massage clients.
From 2005-2007 Jaime set out for an adventure! She took a job in a small boutique hotel located in Yelapa, Mexico. Hotel Verana is where she taught morning yoga classes and ran an all-organic spa overlooking the ocean. During this time in Mexico Jaime was trained in Watzu, Thai massage, Vichy shower treatments and organic facials. Check it out at www.verana.com
Between jobs Jaime traveled extensively through Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia. While in Thailand Jaime formally trained in Thai massage and Foot massage receiving certifications in both.
From 2008-2009 Jaime went north, taking a position in Sitka, Alaska. She was hired as a massage therapist at Talon Lodge located on an eight acre island off the coast of Sitka. Check it out at www.talonlodge.com
From 2010-2012 Jaime took a position in Juluchuca, Mexico at Hotel Playa Viva, a sustainable boutique hotel located on the pacific coast. Jaime was hired as the massage therapist/hostess/yoga instructor/tour guide. Check it out at www.playaviva.com
From 2012-2014 Jaime returned north to Girdwood, Alaska. She took a position in the spa at Hotel Alyeska, where she worked extensively on ultra-athletes. Check it out at www.alyeskaresort.com.
After many years away from family, it was time to return home to Dubuque, IA. Fifteen years of working with her hands had taken its toll. Jaime started searching for modalities of massage that would not involve so much stress on her own body. In 2015 Jaime traveled to San Antonio, Texas and received a certification in ASHIATSU massage. When she returned home she felt so strongly about the therapeutic benefits of this work that she quit her job and started practicing ASHI full time.
Since 2015 Jaime has been honing her craft in Dubuaue, building a clientele, and educating her community on the benefits of ASHI massage. She combines all of her experience, knowledge and passion to help people come out of pain (hopefully without pills or surgery). Jaime has also completed a course in contemporary cupping methods, becoming a nationally certified cupping therapist. The combination of ASHI massage and cupping is a win-win.
Jaime also teaches weekly yoga classes at B-1 Yoga in Dubuque, as well as a large portion of their Yoga Teacher Training Program, showing others how to share the joys of yoga. Check it out at www.b-1yoga.com