Jill Rodgers

I dabbled in so many forms of movement growing up (skating, dance, volleyball), but it wasn't until a friend dragged me to a yoga class in the early aughts that I was able to fully connect with myself. I remember feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, and profusely sweaty in that heated/branded power class, but I also remember being incredibly tuned into the sensations I was experiencing, and the patterns of my thoughts. I felt fully present, unwavering in the face of my limitations, my power, my spaciousness. Since then, yoga has been a way to center myself during even the most tumultuous times of my life. It reminds me to practice compassion, everyday, for self and for others.

In terms of the physical, I love that postural yoga provides a chance to work all areas of the body, to practice building strength at end ranges, and connects us to the rhythms of our breath and our heartbeat. I’ve taught nearly 3,000 hours since earning my 200-RYT in 2016 (with O2 Yoga) and will complete my 300-RYT in 2022 under Daniel Max and Ame Wren. I hope to be a guide on the path that leads yogis back to themselves.

I seek to create a warm and welcoming space for practitioners of all levels. My classes are often inspired by the structure and shapes found in the Ashtanga system, and usually center around an area or action of the body. I like to partner strength and mobility work, explore ways to reset the mind-body connection, and infuse a sense of play into sequences. My continued studies usually focus on the anatomy and mechanics of yoga and I strive to convey that knowledge during practice to help students build a better understanding of their own bodies.