Jill Baumgardner


Jill brings a clear, steady and compassionate presence to the classroom. Her classes are known for weaving physical intensity with the development of mindful self awareness. Jill gives practical and sensitive individualized instruction. Her skillfulness in adjusting and modifying poses empowers students to work safely and in a healing way with injuries and health conditions. She is passionately committed to turning people on to embodying Spirit in their yoga practice and in their lives.

Jill teaches AcroYoga, Forrest yoga, pre and postnatal yoga. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology, from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010. Jill co-owns Kula Movement (with her sister Angela) and has a son whom she can often be found playing with outside.

Education includes:

2005: BA in Comparative Histories of Ideas, University of Washington
2005 & 2006: Forrest Yoga Foundational Teacher Training (two time graduate)
2007: 200hr Napa Valley School of Massage
2008: Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training
2008: AcroYoga Teacher Training
2007 - 2010: MA in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
2010: Prenatal Yoga Continuing Education, Seattle Holistic Center
Jill's graduate school mentor, Don Hanlon Johnson was a core form of support in her training of Somatics and Phenomenology, as well as Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Formative Psychology.

Her Yogi pursuits include a love for rock climbing, cycling, and water sports.

It is my goal to stay connected with breath, exploration, and variation so that each moment is robustly authentic.