Jill Godwin

Jill Godwin

Jillian began her yoga journey in 2013 after the passing of her mother, Donna, from lung cancer. Yoga gave her a way to heal and redirect her grief into something beautiful and strong. Coming from a movement background, she has been dancing since age 11, 17 of those years were spent as a professional contemporary dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis, Indiana. She emerged as a soloist with the company after a few short years and was named one of Indiana’s most intriguing artists in the early 2010’s. She has been teaching ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary dance since the age of 18 and is currently a full time teacher with Central Indiana Academy of Dance in Carmel, Indiana as well as Dance Kaleidoscope’s tap and adult ballet instructor. In 2012, she became certified as an aerial yoga instructor through Mindful Movement Studio, where she then taught for more than seven years. Jillian has been a strong practitioner of vinyasa yoga for the past two years and was finally able to receive her certification through the Yoga and Ayurveda Studio in Pennsylvania during the global pandemic in 2020, an online program. Her mission with teaching is to make yoga available for every body, from beginner to advanced, and for every income level, making yoga more accessible for those that may not have the financial means. Her classes are well thought out, will make you laugh, and will help you regain your sense of self and confidence.

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  • Practicing Gratitude- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Join Jill and Tess as they guild us through this well rounded flow with a theme of gratitude. We'll explore all the Warrior asanas, balancing postures as well as opportunities for arms balances if that peaks your interest. Be sure to have a block handy to elevate the floor closer to you. (1 hour)

  • Balance & Core Strength- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Jill leads us through another creative sequence with a focus on balance and core work. We are rocking the boat today, friends. Grounding postures will transform to higher variations with use of our abdominal and leg strength. Peak spaces of warrior 3 and hand to big toe pose will be available. (3...

  • Upper Body Opening- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 1)

    Vinyasa Yoga - Level 1. This is slow flow focuses on great mobility work for the upper body in the areas we all hold tension (neck, chest, and shoulders). (31 minutes)

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  • Creative Transitions- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Vinyasa Yoga - Level 2. Join Jill for a creative sequence including a funky handstand hop variation, core work, and a plethora of fun transitions. (36 minutes)

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  • Beginner Flow- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 1)

    This flow is great for the new & curious yogi, or one who prefers a slower paced class! Poses will be accessible to all levels! (29 minutes)

  • Root Chakra- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Join Jill as she guides us through a fun flow with a focus on the root chakra. We'll be finding grounding poses to help cultivate a deeper sense of support and anchoring. By staying open we leave room for discovery and curiosity during our practices. So let's roll out those mats and don't forget ...

  • Finding Your Balance- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 1)

    Finding balance is hard, especially on one leg! So let's slow down so we can feel the body stack and firm into the earth. By using our focus and breath, we are able to create stability and strength throughout the body. Blocks may be handy if you have tight hamstrings or just to bring the floor cl...

  • Practicing Non-Attachment- Vinyasa Yoga with Jill (Level 2/3)

    The birds have many things to teach us. Not being too attached to one place, knowing that everything is temporary and fleeting. Join Jill G. as she leads us through this fun bird themed flow. We’ll be finding challenging arm balances including crow, flying crow, and flying pigeon as well as deep ...

  • Camel Pose Flow- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 1)

    Let’s move a little slower today to open up the chest and the back. We will be finding and breaking down Ustrasana, camel pose, throughout this flow. Will be finding lots of spaces where we can release, pause, breathe, and become. Make sure to have two blocks handy. (34 minutes)

  • Tolasana Variations- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Get ready for a killer arm, abdominal, and pelvic floor flow. We'll definitely be utilizing blocks today so be sure to have some within reach. We will be working to strengthen the core, pelvic floor muscles and arms to lift our bodies into different variations of tolasana, from an L sit to the fu...

  • Eagle/ Crow Combo- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Let's get deep into the hips and wring out the spine. We'll be exploring different yogi squats and twists as well as finding both internal and external rotation of the hips - all culminating into side eagle -- think side crow but with eagle legs! This is sure to be a fun one! (59 minutes)

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  • Embracing Change-Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Jill's flow is all about embracing change. Recorded live in our downtown studios, Jill will lead us through different series of flows that are similar, yet different, allowing ourselves to be ok with the unknown. From revolved triangles and half moons, to a peak space of grasshopper, there is som...

  • Hips and Side Body Focus- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Today we are hitting hard with just a half hour flow getting into the hips with lunge variations, forward folds, lateral side body stretches and a whole lot of fun. (37 minutes)

  • Crow Pose Breakdown- Arm Balance Yoga Practice w/ Jill (Level 1/2)

    Have a pillow, bolster, or blanket near by for todays crow pose breakdown. This is among one of the first arm balances that students find. The arms are very compact in this posture, and like eka pada galavasana, the strength from chaturanga dandasana is vital. We got to let go of ego and tap into...

  • Flying Pigeon Primer- Arm Balance Yoga Practice w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Eka Pada Galavasana is a simple yet complex posture. When one takes a step back and breaks down what it is, we find it's a combination between chaturanga dandasana and pigeon pose. This pose can bring up a little bit of fear and awe at the same time. Physical and mental strength are needed for th...

  • Hamstring Delight- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    We are getting deep into the hamstrings with this one today, friends. We’ll go through a series of two flows to lengthen out the hamstrings and lubricate the hip joints with a peak space of Hanumasana. Malasana, Warrior 3, and extended hand to big toe will also be spaces to find and explore. Be s...

  • Mindful Breathing- Guided Meditation with Jill (All Levels)

    Connect to your breath and find release from your day with this mindful meditation. Many times throughout our day we find ourselves stressed, anxious, or disconnected. Return to yourself, remember to breathe, and find stillness from within. (11 minutes)

  • Throat Chakra- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Join Jill as we explore poses that help to open the throat chakra, Vishuddha. We are hitting it hard in this abbreviated flow with some fun transitions and major arm & shoulder strengthening, working into funky pincha mayurasana! (36 minutes)

  • Harmony & Balance Flow- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Jill dives into exploration of inner harmony and the balance of the body in this hour long flow. In this class, we will be exploring poses that challenge our balance as well as our focus. With our bodies, minds, and breath working together, we gather a deeper sense of harmony and connection to on...

  • Side Body Sensation- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Let’s stretch and strengthen our side body today with this quick 30 minute flow. With a fun and creative peak space of hovering awkward dancer, this flow will be sure to leave you feeling all the side body sensations. Two blocks could be useful. (32 minutes)

  • Side Body Stretch- Vinyasa Flow w/ Jill (Level 1)

    Let's do it quick and simple today by stretching and strengthening the side body. Be sure to have some blocks handy to raise the floor closer to you. We're moving nice and slow so we can really feel all the inner workings of the body and how the breath connects us to them! We'll find gate, half m...

  • Align Flow- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Join Jill in today's sequence, finding two different, yet similar flows, working our way up to eka pada koundinyasana, if that peaks an interest in our practice. We explore how finding alignment in our lives can lead to living with purpose. (1 hr, 1 min. )

  • Bird Flow- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2/3)

    Join Jill in her second class focusing on the bird asanas and practicing non-attachment. Sometimes things in life don't work out they way we thought they would. By practicing Aparigraha, we remember that life is fleeting and we don't need to give power to things outside of our control. From crow ...

  • Upper Body Mobility- Vinyasa Yoga w/ Jill (Level 2)

    Jill brings us a goodie today with this upper body opener. Our concentration is on the shoulders and thoracic spine, searching for more space as we move. In, this shorter class, we begin standing, working through some Sun B variations to get going and then move into the primary sequence. Flow low...