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Teacher Training

Training and mentoring the next generation of yoga teachers has been my pride and joy over the past 10+ years.  I’m currently on the core TT faculty at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, where I also serve as a Mentor in our 500-hour TT program.  Other highlights include Jivamukti Yoga’s 300-hour Teacher Training in Rhinebeck NY (Mentor);  Baptiste Power of Yoga Foundations Study Program (Guest Faculty); Flow Yoga Center (Guest Faculty) and upcoming trainings in Miami, FL and Napa, CA.  I’ve had the opportunity to coach and mentor yogis from around the world — many of whom have already made a splash at Jivamukti Centers and affiliated studios in Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Latvia, Australia, England, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, New York and New Jersey USA. I’ve hosted dozens of senior teachers over the years, and am always excited to share a wide range of talents and points of view within my own yoga communities. Here are training and C/E events lined up for Fall 2017.

 

 

 

FALL 2017

 

September 2017-February 2018
Yoga Tree 200 Hour Teacher Training Program (San Francisco CA)
Heading into my 7th year on the core faculty of West Coast’s renowned TT program.  www.yogatreesf.com.

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October 16-23, 2017: 500HR/Advanced Core Studies, Yoga Tree, San Francisco CA  
Open to all 200HR TT graduates, this is a one-week immersion designed to advance  your knowledge and skills in sequencing, alignment, assisting, yoga anatomy and more — as continuing education or as a gateway into Yoga Tree’s 500HR Teacher Training certification program. Intimate group setting with deep learning and lots of practice to take your teaching to the next level. Registration is OPEN and FILLING for October 2017.   http://www.yogatreesf.com/teacher-training.html
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November 4, 2017: Art of Assists Training at Ekam Yoga + Wellness, Napa, CA
Kory and David Sheffer (from Cleveland Ohio) founded Ekam Yoga Napa 3 years ago … and the rest is history. Soon to open their 2nd location, Ashtanga Yoga Napa Valley, their heartfelt venture is drawing Yogis from Napa, Sonoma, the North and East Bay areas. Their 2nd TT kicks off this Fall where I’ll be on the Guest Faculty, and soon teaching a weekly Jivamukti + Yoga Fundamentals Series.  www.ekamyogaandwellness.com
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November 12-18, 2017 
Jivamukti Global Satsang Gathering
Chiemsee Germany
Including it here under “Teacher Training” — I spent 2 extended teaching trips to Jivamukti Munich this summer + absolutely (UNBEDINGT!) can’t wait to join the European satsang for this annual retreat.  Some of the best Jivamukti teachers will be gathered in a magical setting for a week of deep studies, kirtan, meditation, Sanskrit language and satsang. Discount rates for certified teachers. www.yogatravel.de

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Teacher Testimonials 

 

Not only does Jill radiate the most amazing loving serenity, but in all her teachings and cues the long and profound experience of her formation shines through. As a trainer she stands out. She will deepen your knowledge and practice as a yoga teacher.   – Saskia B., Lake Constanz Germany – Yoga Tree ATT Graduate, October 2016

What was memorable for me was the way everything we learned came together with what Jill taught us. Thank you for your patience and experience and for building on those teachings. The curriculum has deeply touched how I feel what I’m learning in my body and practice.  – Jessica G., San Francisco CA – Yoga Tree BTT Graduate, 2017

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Every time I go out and teach (or do my first attempts, to be honest) I have to think of you and how you supported me and gave me strength to believe in myself. You can’t imagine how important this was and is and will always be. – Heike T., Munich Germany, Graphic Designer and Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Graduate, May 2016

 

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Dear Jill,  A heartfelt thank you – The week was exhilarating and overfull with information.  I can say for sure that I have grown from the experience, and my public classes already feel transformed.   One key you gave us was to be simple.  Your encouragement to use clear language (and other guidance) was spot on and I was relieved to not rush to comment on everything I saw – rather I picked a few key points and got creative with shedding light and hands onto them.  I know that teaching yoga is not about “fixing” people, yet I worry about alignment and tend to be overly cautious so it was great to get simple for a change. Thank you so much for your unwavering focus on us all week.  It was a gift.   – James A., Mokelumne Hill CA, Artist and Yoga Teacher, Yoga Tree ATT Graduate, 2016

 

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Jill’s training had an ease and timelessness, and the learning felt completely organic. It consecrated our group and brought us closer together. Watching Jill, we realized what a profound effect we can have teaching our classes, simply by cultivating a compassionate and open environment. We can hold an open space for our student’s personal exploration and healing.Brett G. + Sierra K., San Francisco CA, Yoga Tree BTT Graduates, 2015

 

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“I wanted you to know how inspiring I found you as a person and how much I loved your training. Your teaching style was so deliberate, intelligent and focussed. Yet there was much more to it than that and perhaps the soft intangible elements are what I find so heart warming and profound about your work. It was taught by a person who embodies everything I hope one day to share with my students. Compassion, patience, generosity, intuitive judgment, deep experience and a thirst to offer up and teach with absolute positivity.  – Yanti A., New York NY, Owner, Earth Yoga Studio, Master Martial Arts Instructor and Art of Assists Training Graduate, 2010

 

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Jill has been my most influential yoga teacher. I’ve thought about why this might be, but can’t articulate it well. Perhaps it is the pure intention in her yoga practice and her sincere dedication to students. After traveling through a few different yoga communities, these characteristics stand out in her teaching. They are also evident in your students, including those who (now) teach. Thank you for all that you do. Yoga Tree is lucky to have you. — Sarah Leinecke, Cambridge MA

 

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What made the deepest impression on me was when you said that we shouldn’t try to measure the results of our practice on the bodily platform; that the affect of yoga is subtle and works at a deeper level than a superficial analysis will reveal. That shook me out of my recent preoccupation with just the physical aspect of my practice. I can honestly say that I’ve felt inspired to push myself, or I’ve been pushed, further in the classes I’ve had with you than in any class prior.  – Hari Kirtana Das, Washington DC, Yoga teacher and author, Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Graduate, 2009

 

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I feel like I have a whole new understanding of my body and others. The training brought us closer together, and has given us a much stronger relationship with our practice. We saw the poses through your eyes, which was a wonderful and life changing experience.  – Diana B., San Francisco CA, Yoga Tree Teacher Training Graduate, 2013

 

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