Jillian is a bronx native who was raised playing sports from a young age. As a former gymnast and competitive cheerleader, Jillian had done some damage to joints that made running no longer an option. Which led her to hot yoga which provided her the ability to be challenged on a level comparable to running 5 miles, without the pounding on her joints. As a lover of movement, hot power yoga was the natural evolution of her personal practice. The physicality and athleticism required spoke to her inner athlete; but the more power yoga she practiced, the more she realized there was a real need for more accurate body knowledge in this arena. Jillian sought out some of the best anatomy nerds she could find and became certified in Yoga Tune Up®, created by Jill Miller.