Originally starting her career as a high school biology teacher, Jill shifted her presence from the classroom to the yoga studio. After a bout with cancer, Jill realized the yoga she’d been practicing could help with pain management, mood regulation, and overall strength and wellbeing. Yoga became an anchor in her life, and her passion for yoga blossomed as her drive to teach persisted. She received her 200-hour training from the White Lotus foundation in Santa Barbara, studying under Ganga White and Tracy Rich.
Jill then expanded her discipline to teach therapeutic yoga. She received her advanced therapeutic yoga training under the mentorship of Harvey Deutch, and still meets with him weekly assisting in his physical therapy clinic in San Francisco. Therapeutic yoga is a process of empowering individuals by helping increase self-awareness and learning how to work within one’s own strengths and limitations. The goals of this practice can include reducing or eliminating symptoms that cause suffering while improving foundation and function. But therapeutic yoga is not just for the ‘mature’ or injured, it is a practice every body can benefit from by going deep in a safe and healing way. Jill’s focus in her classes is to cultivate a healing environment and empower students to become more connected with their bodies and minds from a kind and compassionate perspective.