MIND, BODY, SOUL & CACAO

Jyl Marie  

is a Senior Instructor of Prajna Yoga and her primary influence continues to come from Tias & Surya Little. She has received both her 200 hr & 500 hr certifications through them, and assists them regularly around the country. She is also certified to teach their SATYA work*. Currently dividing her time between the United States and Peru, Jyl leads workshops and ceremonies around the world. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, combining form & flow with therapeutic somatic movement in the Vinyasa, Hatha, and Therapeutic classes & workshops she leads. She was also the Lead Instructor of the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center, where she was able to continue to expand her love for this transformative practice by sharing it with those hungry to go deeper. 

In Sanskrit the word Prajna means 'deep wisdom or insight'. Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a 'style-less style', where the yoga should fit the student, and not the other way around.  A firm believer in yoga being a practice for everyone and anyone, Jyl co-founded the Austin-based non profit organization, Community Yoga Austin, in 2010 and is passionate about modifying the practice of yoga so that anyone interested may have the opportunity to experience it's healing benefits. She has brought yoga to prisons, schools, veterans, recovery centers, shelters & senior centers; and has trained with Street Yoga, Little Flower Yoga, Bent on Learning, M.D. Anderson Integrative Medicine & The Prison Yoga Project. 

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist who is currently studying Zen Shiatsu with Yoshi Nakano and Visionary Craniosacral Therapy with Hugh Milne. And she is passionate about using plants and food as medicine. And as an extension to the Yoga. The food/plant nearest and dearest to her heart is her beloved Cacao. Her exploration of cacao as plant medicine has turned a lifetime chocolate addiction into a profound part of her life's journey & she shares Sacred Cacao Ceremonies on a regular basis. 

In combining her graciousness, sincerity and kindness with her years of study, Jyl brings a tremendous depth of teaching to her classes. Jyl is exceptionally skilled at filling a space with a caring conscious presence in a matter that provides students the safety, support and gentle encouragement needed to discover the abundant joys of yoga. In a loving heartfelt manner Jyl guides and inspires students to grow. And her sweet genuine warmth and contagious passion for yoga make her a truly gifted teacher.
— David Sunshine, Owner - Dallas Yoga Center
 

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