Introducing CrossFit Scottsdale Yoga Instructor and CrossFit bad ass: Jill Petersen
Jill fell in love with the practice of yoga at the age of 18 in Pueblo, Colorado. As a former gymnast, Jill initially explored yoga for the physical workout. She has since found that yoga also creates internal space for a deep emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Being a dedicated yogini and taking classes from many inspirational instructors helped Jill realize that she wanted to give the gift of yoga to others. This prompted Jill to complete her RYT-200 teacher training. She attributes her practice and teaching style to be strongly influenced by Ryan and Stephanie Besler. Jill has been CrossFitting for two years after initially being introduced to it by her husband Matt. Jill sees the connections in her athletic performance as a crossfitter and her yoga practice daily. Increased mobility and body awareness are just two of the benefits yoga has to offer. Jill infuses her teaching with enthusiasm, passion, creativity, and a sense of play. She creates a safe space for anyone to practice regardless of age, experience, or physical limitation.
Effective June 1st, we are adding 2 Yoga Classes a week to our weekly programming. Monday nights at 7pm and Wednesday mornings at 9am
Monday nights 7pm Deep Stretch/Yin: A calming and stress-relieving class will help stretch and strengthen the body gradually, emphasizing on building awareness to the breath and the body. This class is practiced at a slower pace with longer holds, fewer movements, and attention to alignment. Good for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
Wednesday mornings 9am Flow’yin: The style is a basic flow balanced by 30 minutes of Yin yoga. During the flow portion of the class, students will integrate breath and movement, awareness and alignment, and strength and flexibility. During the Yin portion of the class, students will explore longer holds and fewer poses. This is the perfect addition to any morning. You will leave feeling balanced and blissful, flowin’ the rest of the day! Suitable for All Levels.
Jill suggests bringing a yoga mat, water, and an open mind.
Here is a picture of Jill celebrating after her 140# Clean and Jerk PR!