Jill Lindsay, M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT
Originally starting her career as a high school biology teacher, Jill shifted her presence from the classroom to the yoga studio. After a bout with cancer, Jill realized the yoga she’d been practicing could help with pain management, mood regulation, and overall strength and wellbeing. Yoga became an anchor in her life, and her passion for yoga blossomed as her drive to teach persisted. Jill’s focus in her classes is to cultivate a healing environment and empower students to become more connected with their bodies and minds from a kind, compassionate, and humorous perspective. After receiving her 200-hour training from the White Lotus foundation in Santa Barbara with Ganga White and Tracy Rich, Jill expanded her discipline to teach therapeutic yoga. Her teaching style is informed by Harvey Deutch and received both her 100 and 50 hour advanced training under his mentorship and still works with him on various retreats and advanced trainings. After over 1,000 hours of training, Jill became a Certified Yoga Therapist through the Stress Management Center in Marin.
Therapeutic yoga is a process of meeting the yogi where they are, of empowering individuals by helping increase self-awareness and learning how to work within one’s own strengths and limitations. The goals of this practice can include reducing or eliminating symptoms that cause suffering while improving foundation and function. Therapeutic yoga is not just for the maturing or injured, it is a practice every body can benefit from by going deep in a safe and healing way.