Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

September races in, pushing us to a starting line.  We launch eagerly into new commitments and rededicate ourselves to routine. Yet, along with the excitement of what is to come, we may also experience nostalgia, and sometimes anxiety for what we leave behind. While it is a time of new beginnings, it is also a time of letting go and release. For me, September has always felt profound in this way, offering both a time for change and reconnection; good-bye and hello, transition and transformation. In short, autumn is a masterful teacher of change and transition.

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When a panic attack becomes a gift.

When a panic attack becomes a gift.

I came to learn that inside, I held buried feelings that came from growing up with a chronically ill and volatile father. I just was not aware of how deeply I was holding onto things...until I had the panic attack. What seemed to have happened, was that the trauma of losing my sister-in-law, who was around my age and a lot like me, was a trigger event for facing the vulnerability that I'd been suppressing for so long. 

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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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Restorative Yoga 101: Journey Into Stillness

Restorative Yoga 101: Journey Into Stillness

Join me And Yoga Journal for Restorative 101. A 4-week Online In-depth Course.

In our hyper-digitized, over stimulated society, even yoga can be stressful. Until now. In this profound 101 class, I will have you rethinking restorative yoga one deep breath at a time.

This four-week program offers students an in-depth look at the only eight poses you will need to elicit a relaxation response. Each week I will weave the fundamental themes of a restorative practice—grounding, making space, listening and rejuvenation—into the coursework. And simple prop setups will help encourage deep mind-body release and healing.

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