Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight. She has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music. She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.
Throughout her years practicing, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life -- physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, flexibility, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.
Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony --- all qualities of a successful yoga practice. Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit and those around them. She professes to have "yoga ADHD" and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.
Jill teaches Vinyasa-style classes at varying levels at two studios in Knoxville -- The Practice Yoga and Real Hot Yoga -- and also enjoys working with private small groups at local businesses and in her home.