Jill attended her first yoga class at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, Cambridge in fall 2002 and knew immediately she’d be back for more. Yoga was something she was skeptical of prior to her first class & now, yoga is a daily practice and a way of life for Jill. Everyday, emotions & patterns to drop, tensions & dis-eases to dissolve, to keep the inner light shining bright, and the body moving light!
Before discovering yoga, Jill was running competitively for Fila in cross-country and middle-distance running, and ran herself into an injury. Through all her years of running, she rarely stretched, so when a chiropractor suggested yoga for her hamstring injury, she wasn’t sure, but listened. A few months of practicing yoga & side-lining running, & her hamstring healed. She began teaching two years later & now makes a career of teaching and has hung up her running shoes. She resonates with the Baptiste style because of its particular emphasis on breath, flow and alignment, and a heated space!
Jill studied physical therapy at Northeastern & graduated in 1999. She moved on to massage school a few years later and has been practicing massage since 2004, specializing in deep tissue work. She then studied yoga with Baron, beginning with an assistant training and then completing level I and level II teacher trainings with him in 2005. She completed a 200 hour “body language” course, october 2011, studying anatomy from the ground up & learning to see and help correct postural dysfunctions through movement & awareness. She has a passion for anatomy & movement!
Growing up on Cape Cod, she loves the beach, but also enjoys hiking, dancing and writing. She loves the work she does & what yoga has brought to her life. She encourages students to move into themselves to expand their awareness, trust their breath & defy limits.