Jill Minneman

Jill has practiced yoga for over 25 years, has taught yoga and meditation for more than 10 years, and holds certifications in yoga therapy (C-IAYT), ParaYoga, and coaching (ACC). In her classes, Jill creates a compassionate, supportive, and friendly space where students can challenge themselves, increase self-awareness, and find steadiness on the mat and in their lives. Her main teacher is Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga. Jill has assisted Rod Stryker at trainings throughout the country. She is also a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute with whom she has studied in the United States and in India. She studied Iyengar Yoga for many years.

Off the mat, Jill is a community leader who advocates for social change and justice as a board member of the American Jewish World Service and the Sitar Arts Center.

What to expect in class Expect a balanced practice that meets you where you are. Jill's classes emphasize a mix of dynamic and static poses coupled with awareness of breath and mind. The intention for teaching is for students to experience the benefits of steadiness, community, and also some fun. Jill's expertise includes alignment, modifying poses for injuries and conditions, pranayama (breath and energy regulation), meditation, and philosophy.