Jill began teaching Yoga in 2001. She is trained in vinyasa, alignment and classical philosophical methods via the Krishnamacharya lineage. She is senior teacher of Yoga Philosophy for Sacred Sounds Yoga’s 200- and 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs and a guest Yoga Philosophy teacher trainer at Ishta Yoga, Earth Yoga, Yoga 216, Dou Yoga and Atmananda in New York City.
Jill maintained her philosophical interests and yoga studies while working part-time as Operations Manager and Business Manager for Chanel and Stagelight Cosmetics before retiring to teach yoga full-time. She currently teaches group, private and corporate asana (posture) classes weekly in Manhattan. She also hosts workshops throughout the year, always striving to present the wisdom teachings in a modern and accessible manner for her students. Jill believes that practicing yoga asana assists in learning the language of the body, allowing a subtle listening which opens to greater awareness. Eventually, awareness expands: to mind and spirit which ultimately serves the goal of reaching our fullest human potential!
Jill received her advance teaching certification from Adrienne Burke, former Director of Jivamukti Yoga School’s teacher trainings, and has studied anatomy and alignment with Beth Biegler, Ayurvedic practitioner. She currently studies Vedic Chanting and chanting the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Guta Hedewig, former Director of Yoga Sutra in New York City and Philadelphia and current Director of The Yoga School NY. Jill herself served for four years as a teacher trainer as well as Director of vinyasa at Yoga Sutra NYC and Philadelphia. She has studied extensively with Edwin Bryant and Christopher Hildebrandt. She studies with Chase Bossart, and has had the honor to sit with his teacher T.K.V. Desikachar, the son and student of Krishnamacharya.
Jill is also a long-time student of western esoteric philosophy, most notably Rudolph Steiner, Dion Fortune and Ken Wilber. She wishes to thank her family, friends, students and teachers for their support, encouragement and good works.
Jill describes her classes as: rhythmic, strengthening, mellow and old school.
Jill’s music: edgy eclectic mix.