Jill has always been intrigued by the human body and is passionate about sharing health and wellness. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Yoga and Prenatal Yoga teacher. Prior to stepping full time into teaching yoga Jill worked as a Labor & Delivery nurse in Austin, TX for 15 yrs. She took up the practice of yoga in 2004 as a means of support to her love for running but through her practice she quickly began to notice yoga was far more than a physical experience. She planted a seed of intention to “someday” become certified as a yoga teacher. In 2016, after experiencing immense personal struggles she decided “someday” had arrived. She found profound healing through yoga, meditation and breath practices along with the guidance and support necessary to live in the fullness of her life with intention and awareness. She loves the way her study of yoga has deepened her understanding of the human experience.
The word “Kula” in yoga is simultaneous for community, Jill believes a primary purpose in Prenatal classes is creating community – “We have all heard it takes a village and it really does. Not just for our children but for ourselves as well.” Her highest intention as a prenatal yoga teacher is not simply to help women prepare for the birth of their child, but even more so to help women to prepare for motherhood.
Jill is certified at the 500hr level along with certification in Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Yo-Strong a fusion of yoga and weights. She is also a teacher trainer and is currently working on completing an additional 300hr training in Yoga Psychology. In addition to teaching Yoga classes she also teaches regular wellness workshops and a childbirth and motherhood preparation course she wrote known as PREPARED, fusing her experience as a labor and delivery nurse and a mother with teachings of yoga.
She considers our breath to be one of our most powerful resources. “The breath is always available to us, you don’t need money to use it and you will never forget to put in your car or pack it in your bag. Through breath we have the ability to influence the alchemy of the body towards homeostasis and bring ease to the mind.” Her intention is to guide others through practices of movement, breath and stillness in a way that brings clarity inward toward the wisdom and wellbeing that exists within one's own self.
Jill is also and advocate and educator of essential oils. From her viewpoint integrative healthcare is the best form of healthcare. She believes in the energy of connection, holds a great respect for the power nature offers, values advancements of modern medicine, and relies upon the wisdom and teachings of yoga to guide her way.
She is married to her highschool sweetheart and together they have 3 children. She is incredibly grateful for the way yoga has fortified her life, especially in her experience of motherhood and relationship.