About the Founder

Jeffery Lichty

Former Medic, PTSD Survivor, Yogi

Jeff Lichty is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Canada, the Calgary Ashtanga Yoga School and the Anxious to Awesome program.

A long career as a critical care paramedic and his exposure to mental and physical trauma convinced him to pursue a more comprehensive, proactive approach to physical, mental, and spiritual health.

From working as a medic caring for people in the worst moments of their lives to running multiple businesses helping clients become their best selves. A few simple ingredients have driven Jeff's career: an attitude of service, a natural ability to communicate, and a passion for helping identify and meet peoples' needs with creative solutions.

His work with Mother Teresa in 1993 established an unshakable belief in the value of spirituality and service. His time with EMS and the need to create stillness of mind and focus amid chaos committed him to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and over 17 years of continuous study with the masters in India.

He is a leading strategist in life and stress management and specializes in the applied yoga practices that add value to our life journeys. He is the author of the Anxious to Awesome program, which helps people manage their most distressing hours.



Working with Jeff taught me how to reduce my everyday stress levels, navigate trauma, and pursue my goals with more confidence. He gave me the tools to develop a daily practice that works for me, as an individual and in the long term. Rather than preaching dogma or adherence to a strict set of rules, Jeff empowers his students to come home to themselves using the perfect combination of skill, dedication, and humour.

I have worked with Jeff for the past ten years. He has a remarkable and unique ability to create a safe space for people to grow and be the best they can be. He is a connector and a communicator. He inspires learning and makes it fun. Jeff is intuitive, compassionate and wise. He speaks from years of experience integrating Western medical training with Eastern philosophy. If you are in the midst of change, commit to a new perspective and practice and you'll find support on your journey, there is no better guide.

The Buddhist saying goes " When the student is ready, the teacher will appear". Jeff is my teacher and I continue to learn from him daily. As a business owner and mother of 3, life never seems to give me enough problems. However, Jeff has shown me the key to resolving my daily stress and anxiety. I am now stronger and more confident that I can handle anything life throws my way. With a caring heart, positive attitude and steady mind, Jeff is truly one of the best teachers I've ever had.

Jeff’s ability to create beneficial and truly sustainable practices for his clients and students is a real gift. I’m a busy professional and he has shown me how to decrease and manage stress, work with my strengths and weaknesses, and cruise through some big life changes with ease. Informed by his practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation his teaching has inspired me to continue to show up every day in a new way. This program is exceptional.

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Anxious to Awesome written by Jeff Lichty

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  • Shift your outlook & regain confidence 
  • Reclaim your focus to kick start your productivity
  • And build functional healthy habits to serve you throughout your life! 

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Anxious to Awesome written by Jeff Lichty

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