Jill is a devoted yoga teacher as well as a genuine yoga practitioner. Since finishing her initial Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2013, Jill has continued to deepen her practice and expand the scope of her yoga studies, exploring various styles of yoga, until finally finding and falling in love with Baptiste Yoga. She completed a second 200hr, “Expand Your Power,” which was her first official Baptiste training training, and then during the summer of 2016, spent a week in Sedona at Level One, as part of the path to eventually becoming a Baptiste certified instructor. With over 500 hours of training under her belt, she remains dedicated to being a life long learner, creating balance between her own practice and teaching.
As an instructor, Jill’s classes are deceptively challenging while taught with compassion. With a background in Developmental Studies and Sociology, Jill’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self-study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and community. By combining asana, meditation and breath work, Jill strives to provide an opportunity to explore the Spiritual through the Physical. Jill works to bring the study of yoga off the mat and into the practice of Life. "Yoga is a way to focus within, and by doing so, it expands our awareness, bringing increased responsibility to live in alignment with the person we really are or want to be.”Jill feels the fullest when given the chance to empower others and intends to do that through each yoga class she teaches. When she isn't teaching yoga, she's teaching kindergarten, DIYing with her fiancé, or enjoying a leisurely hike with her bulldog.