A New Year's Winter Renewal Retreat

A New Year's Winter Renewal Retreat

Come join me to align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you slow down, let go, and kindle your inner glow. 

In the cold months, the earth stops producing and replenishes its energy reserves. Like the earth, we need to slow down, turn inward, and recharge instead of depleting our energy.

This weekend retreat will guide you through an artful flow of slow vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, and deep relaxation to help you harmonize with the season. We will emphasize internal observation, slow and dynamic movement, rhythmic breathing, and fully supported rest.

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Free Home Practice Online: Release Tension, Reconnect To Your Breath & Wellbeing

Free Home Practice Online: Release Tension, Reconnect To Your Breath & Wellbeing

In Yoga and Ayurveda we believe that digestion is the cornerstone of good health; everything that is taken in must be chewed and broken down. We must be able to assimilate that which will contribute to our wellbeing and release that which would become toxic if built up. We also know that complete digestion can only happen when our bodies and minds are ‘safe’ to Rest and Digest (parasympathetic nervous system); when we are relaxed, warm, and relatively content. When we are not in this state, when we are stressed, our bodies pause all digestive functions and instead focus on the potential need to ‘Fight, Flee, or Freeze’ (sympathetic nervous system).

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Learning To Let It Flow

Learning To Let It Flow

When I was 12 years old, I had mononucleosis and hepatitis, and I had to have blood drawn practically every week for months. I have tiny veins, and it’s always been difficult for nurses to access them. They’d wind up using a painful procedure called fishing, which involves poking the needle in and spinning it until it makes contact with the vein. In addition to a lot of black-and-blue marks, I wound up with loads of anxiety about needles that persisted into adulthood.

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A Perfect Autumn Practice: The Supple Psoas Sequence.

A Perfect Autumn Practice: The Supple Psoas Sequence.

Known as the stress muscle, a tight psoas can contribute to feeling irritable, restrict your breathing, and be the underlying cause of pain in your low back, hips, and even digestive system. When at in a more malleable state, this same muscle can leave you feeling grounded yet buoyant and spacious. And when free from unnecessary tension and congestion the psoas is also known as the love muscle.

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Join me for the relaunch of my online course: Restorative 101 with Yoga Journal!

Join me for the relaunch of my online course: Restorative 101 with Yoga Journal!

Journey into stillness and learn the tools and practices to heal, restore, and rejuvenate.

Join me in a 4-week guided course launching November 5th. Register today and receive $75 off the course (that's only $225)! Use discount code JILLIANSAVES to redeem this offer. Students can register anytime for an On Demand access to this course.

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