Jill is a classically trained Pilates Instructor, as well as a 200 hour certified Yoga Instructor. She completed her Comprehensive Pilates training in 2007 through Power Pilates NYC, becoming fully certified to teach both on the mat and apparatus. Jill then taught at Chester Pilates, which she eventually owned and operated until 2012, and has since continued to teach through private sessions and at numerous studios. She completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Onyx Yoga Studio. Jill is fascinated with anatomy as it pertains to exercise, and has completed several Anatomy Immersion Workshops through Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is also a certified Reiki Master. Jill believes a healthy mind, body and spirit connection can be achieved through regular exercise and daily meditation. She also believes exercise should be a positive, happy experience, and teaches an alignment based class that is challenging yet fun!
Jill Guth instructs the following:
Reiki and Meditation
Students will achieve a state of deep relaxation through guided meditation and receive individual Reiki, a gentle non-invasive healing technique that channels universal energy into the recipient. Through Reiki healing, the flow and balance of energy can be restored, allowing the body to return to a state of physical and emotional well-being.
Restorative Yoga - NOT HOT
Restorative yoga classes are a wonderful tool for rejuvenation and complement more active practices. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing your body to relax, release and let go. The postures are usually modified from reclined or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets. With the use of props you can safely access and benefit from sustained stretches in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Once you are set up in the pose with the assistance of props, you will hold the pose for an extended period of time, often eight to fifteen minutes. Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.
Vinyasa Flow (Level 1)
Level 1 moves through physical postures at a very moderate pace, usually starting with a sun salution series. Level 1 offers verbal instruction in alignment during the flow, but less than you will find in Beginner Basics, and more than you will find in Mixed Level. Often included is chanting, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga philosophy and meditation. All levels of practitioner are welcome at Level 1 classes, including Beginners, although those very new to yoga should bring an understanding that the class will be moving and flowing.