Jilli comes from the heart space, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere to allow individuals, groups and communities to explore and connect with their own sense of wellness and equanimity, whilst taking the time to breathe, heal and grow, both on and off the mat. Working with anyone who desires to find balance and serenity within their life.
Yoga from the Heart
I know, you know that many of us lead busy lives, aiming to fulfil a wide range of roles and duties which can bring multiple demands on the body, mind and heart. The mind and body may be continually stimulated to meet and manage the competing challenges made of them whether it is to fulfil a particular role or to maintain physical and mental wellness.
Taking time out to practice yoga gives you a chance to step out of the maelstrom and to pause, to catch your breath and to reset.
The asanas stretch your body and still your mind to enable them at the end of the practice to experience a sense of physical ease and calmness.
Yet, it’s not all serious stuff, I aim to inject a sense of fun and lightness into my classes, along with the odd challenge or two.
Hi… I’m Jilli. I am a wife, mum, daughter, sister, friend, yogi, facilitator and coach. My 18 years of practicing the ancient art of yoga has sustained and steadied me through the highs and lows of life and it’s my pleasure to share this journey with you.
My passion for yoga stems from the connection between the mind, body and heart. Our bodies exist in the past, our minds exist in the future. Yoga helps us, via the breathe, to connect the two and come into the present moment. Our point of power.
Initially, I studied a Vinyasa style of yoga and particularly the ‘Journey into Power’ sequence, created by Baron Baptiste. The asana or physical parts of the practice are inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar. Baron took what he learned from these great eastern teachers and created a style of yoga that worked to empower, strengthen and stretch the bodies and minds of modern westerners.
To compliment the yang practice of vinyasa, I am a certified Yin yoga teacher with Sarah Lo and bring iRest Yoga Nidra as an addition to my practice and teachings thereby creating equanimity.
I came to Yoga quite late in life. I’m not sure whether I found it, or it found me. I do wish I’d found it sooner though. This led me to train as a Registered Children’s Yoga teacher, completing my 95 hour training with YogaBeezs (www.yogabeezs.com). This training combined Yoga with a Montessori background and approach thereby exploring how to develop the WHOLE child through yoga.
I invite you to share this journey with me as a student/teacher of life.