Yoga has been an integral part of Jill’s life for over a decade. An athlete involved in a variety of sports, Jill developed a passion for distance running while attending school in Ottawa. As a dedicated runner, she developed minor injuries and aches, combined with increased stress and anxiety from school, so became her search for more balance. Based on a friend’s recommendation, she gave yoga a try. From her first class Jill realized the amazing physical benefits, and through a regular practice she began to truly experience the therapeutic benefits of yoga – she found more balance, strength, flexibility and peace – not only in body, but also in life.
Jill traveled to Kerala, India in March 2009 to complete the one month intensive Moksha Yoga Teacher Training certification. Just a few months after her return from India, Jill met Joanna and their shared dream of opening a Moksha Yoga Studio in St. John’s came to fruition. Jill left behind corporate life to explore her passion and love of yoga more deeply and to create a strong, vibrant and sustainable Moksha yoga community in St. John’s.
Jill is dedicated to self study as a student of yoga for life. She enjoys continued studies with some of her key teachers, including Ted Grand and Jess Robertson, Shôken Michael Stone, and Eoin Finn. Recent trainings Jill has completed include: Moksha Yoga Level II, Yin, Blissology Vinyasa Yoga (Advanced Teacher Intensive & Level II), and on-going Yoga and Meditation studies. Jill embraced her first 5-Day Vipassana Retreat on Denman Island in June.
An engaging teacher, Jill offers a blend of peace, authenticity and strength in her classes. Jill’s daily yoga and meditation practice is her journey for finding peace, grace and courage in life, brings awareness and space to her physical body, and guides the connection between mind, body and soul.
Jill lives for the ocean, nature, and travel, and she’s always up for an adventure!