JILLANA BURGESS - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Jillana is the owner/operator and co-ordinator of the Dartmouth Yoga Centre. But first, she is a student and a teacher of yoga. Having traveled and lived abroad for 10 years, both in Europe and the United States, her yoga journey began somewhere along the path of her travels and intertwined itself with her understanding of this vast and diverse world we live in. 

A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 2016,  Jillana completed her first Yoga Teacher Training in Northampton, Massachusetts in 2010. Soon after, she found her path leading her home, to Nova Scotia, where she went on to do Advanced Training in Yoga and another in Therapeutics with Hart Lazer in Montreal. Having been strongly influenced and inspired by the Iyengar Yoga tradition from the very start, Jillana began the Iyengar Teacher Training process in 2014 under the guidance of Deborah Lomond. This commitment to her studies led her to India to study with Geeta Iyengar the same year, an experience which profoundly affected her practice and her life.  Jillana has just returned from a second trip to India where she furthered her studies of Iyengar yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), the heart of Iyengar Yoga.

Jillana’s teaching is fluid and dynamic. She puts strong emphasis on structure and alignment, without neglecting the fluidity of the postures, and of our bodies. Props such as blocks, belts, bolsters, and even chairs are used to support and enhance the experience of a posture, making them accessible and safe for all levels of practice.

Jillana's classes at DYC: 

Please note, all prices include HST

BEGINNER YOGA - Friday 10:00-11:15 am

6 week session, next session starts Dec 6th 

This class is for raw beginners, or anyone still in their first year of yoga practice. We’ll break down each pose, and start from the ground up so that you can build a solid foundation for your practice. Most of the focus will be on Standing poses.

Cost: $90 full session, No experience required!

Level I, YOGA BASICS - Tuesday 9:30-11am 

If you're just getting started, or need a refresher course, this class will help you to establish strength and stability in the standing poses while learning to connect to the intelligence of your body.

Cost: $20  Drop-in or 

           $130 for 8 class pass  (expires after 3 months)

Level II, BEYOND the BASICS - Monday 6-7:30pm

Expanding on the foundations and the actions of the standing poses, in this class we learn to carry these actions into all other categories of posture (forward bends, backbends & twists). 

Cost : $20 Drop-in or

           $130 for 8 class pass (expires after 3 months)

RESTORATIVE YOGA & PRANAYAMAThursdays 6-7:30pm

6 week course, next session starts Nov 28th

Quiet the mind... Relax the abdomen.... Open the Chest.... these are the 3 requirements for beginning a Pranayama practice., and best learned in a Restorative setting. This class will be restful, with a focus on these 3 actions. Whether or not you are orientating yourself towards a pranayama practice there is still great benefit to gain from this work.

Cost : $20 Drop-in or 

$100 full session. 

*students with a class pass for Level I or II classes can use their pass for this class too.

LUNCH HOUR YOGA - Tuesday & Friday 12:10-1pm 

50 min of structured movement to break up your day. ALL levels.

*You are welcome to arrive at 12pm and take 10 min for Restorative practice, before class begins.
     Drop-in: $16 or

     $110 for 8 class pass (expires after 3 months, hst included)

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PRANAYAMA 101 - Friday 10:00-11:15 am

6 week session, when offered... next one TBA

This class will focus on all the ways we can create space, for breath. The fourth limb of yoga, Pranayama, is the Art of Breathing, and breath is the emotional bridge that links the body to the mind. By working with our breath we expand & strengthen our emotional boundaries and learn to find balance in both the body and the mind. 

Cost : $100+hst full session. *some previous yoga experience is required.

 All prices include HST.

Payments accepted by cash, cheque, or email transfer to 

yogawithjillana@gmail.com

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