Jill is currently on medical leave from teaching public classes.  
She will be back stronger than EVER this summer!  And, she CANNOT WAIT. To stay in the loop on her classes, events and workshops, please hop on her MAILING LIST today. Thank you for being a part of this community and a huge part of her healing.  LOVE.  

IMG_20131028_165841“I have practiced yoga over the last 15 years under the guidance and teaching of many gifted, spirited and experienced teachers. Each one of them gave me more reasons to continue my practice and made me feel the wonderful benefits of yoga.

But each time I take a class from Jill, I realize the true value of her personality, her passion, her excitement, her skills, her Karma she presents each and every time. It is sooo contagious, makes me happy, feeling awesome and ready to conquer the world.

You rock, Jill!”

-Dieter Waiblinger, Founder, YogaLiveLink


Jill is happy and honored to be a part of the teaching community at Yoga Pearl.  She has practiced there since 2006 and has a deep appreciation for the incredible calibre of teachers on the schedule.

A little more about Yoga Pearl

Yoga Pearl is dedicated to providing a space of education and exploration for our community. Here you can find classes of many styles, from prenatal and yin to deeply challenging Power Vinyasa classes. Our teachers are experts in their field and we ask them to teach only what is connected to the truth and passion of their own practice.We believe wellness is a convergence of our work on and off the mat. We are honored to share our space with wellness practitioners of many disciplines and Prasad, a nourishing health food cafe.

It is Yoga Pearl’s intention to provide a space for individuals at any place in their path to explore the impact that movement and breath can have on personal growth, inner and outer strength, and the deep work of self-love. We believe that the tools our colleagues share within these walls are medicine for a greater existence.

We hope you’ll join us in our practice.

Namaste on Williams will officially open February 18th, 2017!  I’m very excited to begin teaching at this beautiful neighborhood studio with so many lovely teachers and friends.  

A little more about NOW


At Namaste on Williams (NOW), it’s not about us.  It’s not about the teachers.  It’s about you, living this messy, busy, challenging, and beautiful life.

Whether you are new to yoga and wanting to increase your strength, flexibility, or peace – or a seasoned yogi seeking the next step on this path.  We are here for you.

In addition to teaching multiple classes per week at Yoga Pearl, Jill teaches corporate yoga, hosts private events, guides one-on-one sessions and leads monthly LIVE music + yoga events at Studio Define in NW Industrial Portland. This is also the longtime home of her Elevate Yoga Trainings.

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Teaching in Portland for over a decade, Jill has taught at Root Whole Body (where you can still find her subbing on occasion), CorePower Yoga, Hot Yoga for Life and YoYoYogi.

“I’m grateful to the studios I’ve called home. I’m grateful to my many teachers over the years. I’m grateful to yoga for giving me a home in my body. And, my hope is that through these practices, you will find a welcoming home in YOUR body, too.” – Jill K.