Room to BE Yoga

Welcome! Room to BE Yoga is my little place in the yoga world where you have room (and permission) to laugh and move and breathe and just...BE. Just as you are today.

Action Links!

View/Book a class through my Class Schedule site (currently offered over Zoom). I offer a variety of pay-what-you-want classes on an ongoing basis, most regularly on Sundays and Monday nights.

I also have sliding scale ($30-50/hr) private sessions, too, if you want to work with me one-on-one (online!), or your group can book me for a virtual session for $50/hr. I also offer Accessible Cuing and Language workshops for YTTs. Contact me directly for scheduling 
at jillgillespiekc (at) gmail (dot) com. Let me know the date, audience, and estimated number of attendees, and your goal for the session(s), and we'll go from there!

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Looking for Yoga Education in philosophy and historical texts? Check out Yogic Studies. There's a library of self-paced courses, or you can join live virtual cohorts throughout the year.

About Me!

WHOA! As of May 2020, I'm a RYT-500, previously completing my 200-Hr training in May of 2019.

In July 2019, I became a Yoga for All Certified Instructor!

In October 2020, I became an Accessible Yoga Certified Instructor!

Here is my Yoga Alliance logo. Fancy, right?

And Yoga For All here, too!

Here is me and my face, hello:

Here is me doing yoga poses for a camera (all photos by Jenny Wheat):

Words about my yoga practice and philosophy:

I've been practicing yoga on and off for over 10 years, finally "on again" with it the past five years. I maintained a home practice and attended various studio/gym classes as finances would allow. Yoga is something I regard as radical self-care. The time I spend with myself on my mat is truly mine, and no one else can take that away from me for those minutes/hours I'm there.

I reached a point where I knew I needed some coaching/guidance to take my practice deeper, I began private study with Amie Vilt, and then I finally applied for a Yoga Teacher Training program. I graduated from KC Yoga Kula's 200-Hour program May 2019 with Nancy Sargent Kaul, and loved that studio SO MUCH that I also completed my 300-Training there in May 2020. These women are my yoga rocks (and rock stars) in this world! I became really excited to learn to teach yoga in all kinds of bodies, so I also earned my Yoga for All Certification in July 2019.

This deeper practice allowed me to joyfully and compassionately acknowledge these important truths of our yoga practice:

1) Yoga is for anyone who wants to practice it. There is something for everyone.

2) Everyone deserves a safe space to practice and move in their bodies and connect with themselves.

3) Anyone who tries to tell you THEIR way is the only correct way to practice yoga is wrong, OK?

4) Yoga practice doesn't have to be soooo serious.

Here's a picture of my space set up for our Find your Flow day-long retreat. Someday you'll be able to come visit again!

I also currently teach virtual Saturday morning Hatha Flow through Body Positive Fitness, based in Toronto, ON! I'm international now!

The styles I offer: 

Gentle, Chair, Restorative, Yin, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yoga in the Workplace, Yoga for Everybody

What you can expect from me:

I practice progressive sequencing (We start with simpler versions of poses and add as class moves on). I lead classes where variations are offered to include all abilities of students. I also am very silly and compassionate. It is my priority to ensure a safe, welcoming place to practice.

I use consent cards and will only offer physical assists/adjustments if you give me permission. "No, Thanks" is an absolutely valid option. Both on the mat and out in the world, OK?!

If you are looking for someone to offer beer, dog, goat, any yoga that adds something else to the mat, I probably won't be the teacher for you, BUT I do have great teachers I can offer as referrals (or re-furr-als, if you want to be that way, ha).


PS. Here's a list of all of my blog posts that are about/reference my yoga practice.