Interviews and Reviews


An Interview with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson | Bloomberg Radio

Enjoy this fast paced and energized talk that will leave you feeling more calm and clear.

In Conversation with Pat Farranck | CBS Radio

Listen in to our  short conversation covering how relaxation and breathing can release habitual tension in every day life.

Yoga Talk with J. Brown | Yoga Talks

Listen in to a candid conversation with J.Brown about my journey in overcoming anxiety and finding a slow, gentle approach to body and life. This conversation also touches on navigating the changing professional yoga landscape, and the increasingly difficult challenge of finding a healthy work/life balance.

2014 Play Speaker Jillian Pransky is Still Shining in TEDxNavesink Spotlight | TEDxNavesink

As TEDxNavesink 2015 fast approaches and the second, third, fourth, and even fifth versions of talks are being finalized, Jillian Pransky has some advice for the day of—relax. Jillian was a speaker at last year’s TEDxNavesink: Play, so she should know. Read More...

Jillian Pransky: Journeying to find Passion and Purpose | TEDxNavesink

Jillian Pransky’s voice alone is welcoming and kind enough to relax your spirit and set your mind at ease. Just imagine what it must be like to attend one of her yoga class! Read More... 

Stress Rx: Calm Body, Clear Mind Review | Yoga Journal

East Coast yogini, Jillian Pransky, national director of restorative yoga training for YogaWorks, has been revolutionizing the practice of chilling out for years, and now she's sharing her wisdom in her first DVD. Read More...

Talking Metta Meditation with Jillian Pransky | Coastal Breeze News

Just one conversation with Jillian Pransky gives a person a sense of peace and calm that is hard to come by in today’s fast-paced, technologically-driven world. You immediately take a deep breath and relax. Your heart rate slows down. Your mind clears. Read More...

Jillian Pransky on Daring Greatly | YogaCity

I think abundance and scarcity are two sides of the same coin. The opposite of "never enough" isn't abundance or "more than you could ever imagine." The opposite of scarcity is enough, or what I call wholeheartedness. There are many tenets of wholeheartedness, but at its very core is vulnerability and worthiness: facing uncertainty, exposure, and emotional risks, and knowing that I am enough. Read More...

Does He Drive You Crazy?: Mindplay to Expand Love in Your Life | CourtGirl

Is there someone in your life that absolutely drives you crazy… your coach, your partner, your family member? No matter what you do, you can’t seem to change them. The good news is, you can change yourself and how you react to those things they do that frustrate you. Read More...

Find a Way: How to Stay Calm, Cool and Collected During a Tennis Match | CourtGirl

Mindful breathing and stretching are great ways to stay relaxed during a game. These do require some practice, but will have great benefits in keeping you fluid yet alert during the game and throughout the match. Read More...

Restorative Yoga: What it is and Why You Should Embrace it | Sequence Yoga

I’m impatient in traffic. I’m that person who requests additional checkout lines are opened, and I take charge assessing efficiency in most situations. This is not a humble brag, as it would be truly wonderful to just go with the flow and exude a calming zen to those around me. So when I first heard about restorative yoga, a practice that would not increase my heart rate or offer a physical workout, it was not appealing. That is, until I learned more, and quickly realized that I really needed this in my arsenal. Read More...

Mindful Strokes: Video Interview Series with Gifted Yogi Jillian Pransky | CourtGirl

We are so lucky and honored here at CourtGirl, to have sat down with Jillian and collected a bit of her wisdom in a series of videos, that we will be sharing with all of you over the next several weeks. Read More... 

Restorative Yoga: The Yoga of Meditation  | Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association Yoga Bulletin

Before you became a full-time yoga teacher, you had a high-powered job as a marketing director at a publishing house, and you found it wasn’t so easy to leave that behind. Can you tell us about that transition? I had been teaching yoga part time, so i was straddling this world of incredible growth in self-awareness and on the spiritual and physical level, and at the same time reading Variety and People magazine during the day. Read More... 

Meet Restorative Yoga Expert, Jillian Pransky, Her Thoughts on Inspiration, Pema Chodron and Mel Gibson | YogaDork Ed

We’re so excited to introduce Restorative Yoga expert and new addition to the YogaDork Ed faculty, Jillian Pransky! Check out our Q&A with Jillian below where she shares her favorite and not-so-favorite poses, what keeps her inspired and her top pick for the celebrity she wishes would give yoga a try (hint: it’s not Robert Downey, Jr.). Read her fun intro below and then check out her first YogaDork Ed. article on the Key Ingredient to Digestive Health This SeasonRead More...

Whatever Terror or Beauty Arises in This Pose | Yoga Teacher Magazine

It was as if I had only been waiting for the opportunity for my own understanding, but it was an unconscious understanding and in my first yoga class I put it all together. the practice itself was like sitting with the master of all teachers, instantly. It was another world--from my first class forward. Read More... 

YogaWorks 2 with Jillian Pransky | Alignyo

When you take class from someone who is deeply rooted in your community, you sometimes forget what draws you to them. We were reminded why Jillian Pransky is one of Manhattan’s strongest teachers. It’s in her communication. 
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Vinyasa Flow 2 with Jillian Pransky | Alignyo

Jillian’s personality is authentic and it comes through in her teaching as it feels like she’s truly excited to share in her student’s practices. While her class is an intermediate flow, don’t get impatient if it takes her awhile to get you into that flow. Read More...

The Most Affordable Yoga Retreat in NYC | Alignyo

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to focus on our yoga practice. We suggest getting back into the swing of things with a double dose of Jillian Pransky. We love Jillian’s restorative classes and are equally inspired by her flowRead More...

Calm Body, Clear Mind Review | Elephant Journal 

Sometimes DVDs are slightly different from their titles. Jillian Pransky Yoga—Calm Body Clear Mind offers exactly what the title promises along with some lovely surprises. [...] Jillian Pransky Yoga—Calm Body Clear Mind you are instantly welcomed into a bright and clear space. It appears so relaxing you will yearn to crawl into your TV screen and join Jillian on the yoga mat. On screen, as in person, Jillian creates a safe space to heal, restore, relax, unwind, explore, detox, clean and practice. Read More...

Calm Body, Clear Mind Review | Yoga Teacher Magazine

Anyone looking for yoga experiences that are deeply relaxing and tension releasing, by any chance? Jillian has been interviewed at length in these pages.  As one of her students over the years (full disclosure!) I can attest that she knows her stuff; her knowledge and professionalism permeate the teachings, and she is always creatively articulate. Read More...

The Perfect Monday Morning with Jillian Pransky | The Garden State Yoga Blog

Looking for a perfect Monday morning? Jillian Pransky delivers exactly what you need after these busy and hectic holiday weekends in Bloomfield from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. In her signature calm and grounded style, she led her first GSY class last Monday, Nov. 18 and her second one yesterday. Students–I was one of them–came out of the not hot studio transformed into more relaxed versions of our usually high-strung selves. Read More...

Just Say Om | Montclair Patch

Montclair resident, Jillian Pransky  seemed to have it all. Her life was filled with good health, a happy marriage, and a lucrative job as a marketing director at a major publishing house. However, in 2000, when her sister-in-law passed away at a premature age, Pransky was forced to ask herself the ultimate question: "Am I spending every minute in a way that completely allows me to engage life as fully as possible?" Read More...

On Deck: Jillian Pransky | City NY Magazine

Sitting like a Buddha atop a pedestal in one of the hallowed rooms in New York's Yoga Zone, yoga instructor Jillian Pransky enlightens her faithful students with exercises and imagery. But watching her stretch effortlessly into one of yoga's more sought poses, the downward dog, it's hard to image barely a year ago she possessed more inner conflict than a Tennessee Williams play. Read More...

My 20 Favorite Things | YogaWorks Newsletter

  1. The way my son, husband and I cuddle in the early A.M.
  2. Watching my students finish a restorative practice. They look totally satisfied and deeply relaxed. There is nothing like watching someone touch into a calmer deeper part of themselves.
  3. Mangos! Juicy, drippy and sweet.
  4. Dark chocolate - the darker the better. Read More...

Om Away from Home | Self Magazine

Seeking a relaxing respite from the daily grind? Whether you're a committed yogi or new to the mat, you can perfect your Downward Dog amid a dazzling display of foliage this month while on a yoga retreat. Read More... 

Kim at Kripalu | The Washington Post

Greetings from Blissville. Since Monday, I've been soaking up the relaxed vibrations of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The largest yoga facility in North America, Kripalu sits on 300-plus acres overlooking the Berkshires, a cluster of glorious mountain ranges in western Massachusetts. Read More... 

Om is for Mother | Yoga 4 EveryBody

Somewhere in a messy, darkened bedroom, far away from the candles and neatly aligned mats in her neighborhood yoga studio, a woman walks in circles to soothe the crying baby in her arms. Her breath is even. Her eyes are closed. Exhausted but focused, she too is practicing yoga. Read More...

Relax More | New Jersey Magazine

Yoga: A Tool for Combating Digestive Health | FoxNews.com

September is National Yoga Month, and across the country yoga studios are opening their doors -- and hopefully, opening minds, too -- with free classes for anyone interested in learning more about yoga’s health benefits. Among the many health benefits is better digestion, with certain yogic postures zeroing in on constipation, bloating, gas and other minor ailments. Read more...

7 Days to a Serene Routine | Family Circle

Yoga in Paradise. That was the aptly named retreat I attended at the Hotel Na Balam in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Yoga instructor Jillian Pransky led a weeklong journey to practice yoga and relax in the sun. I brought home these sanity saving "souvenirs" to cultivate inner peace--on and off the yoga mat. Read More...

Down Mexico Way | Attache  

While the Spanish explorers came to Isla Mujeres to conquer, today yogis come to the tiny Mexican island to surrender to the ultimate no-stress vacation. More than 20 different yoga teachers bring retreat groups to the Na Balam Hotel on Isla Mujeres each year. Read More...

Hundreds Attend Global Mala Including Many from Montclair | Montclair Patch

Today marked the fourth annual Global Mala event in Newark, an idea conceived by well-known yogini Shiva Rea as a way to fundraise while also drawing attention to community issues at large. Proceeds of the event, held at Newark Public School, Central High School, went to organizations such as Kula for Karma and Young Survival Coalition. Read More...

A Day at the Fit Yoga Conference | The Everything Yoga Blog

This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending Fit Yoga magazine's Evolution 2007 conference (although the conference was 3 days, I was only able to attend one day). Things got off to a wet start -- heavy rains closed down much of NYC's subway system -- and I didn't get to the Hilton until 8:20 AM (the conference started at 8:00 AM). Read More...

Time to Retreat | Palisade

A retreat can be like a spring cleaning for the soul, and I felt more than ready. A busy schedule, a death in the family, and a to-do list longer than my arm found me eager to sign up for my first-ever yoga retreat. Retreats come in all sizes and shapes--you can do a quick, weekend jaunt in New England or an exotic, week-long getaway in the Caribbean or Europe. Read More...

Hot or Not?  | Bloomfield Patch

When they first opened their doors on Lackawanna Place in Bloomfield, the only option, aside from one class, was Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga. Six months ago, they opened their second studio, which offers classes in Vinyasa, Anusara-Inspired, Ashtanga-Inspired, Iyengar-Inpired, Restorative Vinyasa as well as Yin Yoga, right next door in a non-heated studio. Read More...

Restorative! Meet Me Halfway, or Sympathy for the Dentist | Yoga Dork

Week 5 already! And our group has hit a stride. We seem to have attraversiamo’d from a crew of perfect strangers to a living breathing organism made up of 18 unique constituents and one unified energy. This tends to happen more quickly when you spend every training Sunday sitting in a circle swapping energetic vrttis for an hour or so in group pranayama and meditation. Read More...

Yoga Retreats: A Stress Free Vacation that Lasts | Yoga Movement

I arrived on Isla Mujeres clutching a suitcase, my yoga mat, and a Spanish phrasebook. It was my first time in Mexico and my first yoga retreat. I tried to appear calm and sophisticated, a world-traveling yogi, if you will— nothing at all like the two college boys who sat beside me on the airplane. Read More...

Your Yoga | New Jersey Countryside

There are many misconceptions about yoga: you have to be flexible, you have to be trendy, you have to be spiritual, etc. The truth is there are more than 20 different styles of yoga, and New Jersey has a wonderful array of studios and even more encouraging teachers to guide novices and seasoned students along the way. Read More...