Our Team 

Empowering through the fusion of wisdom, compassion, and creativity, our mission is to curate transformative experiences where the threads of artistry, inquiry, and authenticity intertwine. Rooted in our profound love for movement, music, diverse cultures, Seva (selfless service), and human connection, we embark on a journey through life, utilizing yoga and its tools to enrich our existence.

With a deep commitment to fostering personal growth and collective well-being, we strive to create safe spaces where individuals can explore, learn, and evolve. Our approach honors the richness of each individual’s journey, weaving together diverse perspectives and experiences to cultivate a tapestry of understanding, resilience, and joy.

Guided by principles of inclusivity, integrity, and compassion, we embrace the inherent interconnectedness of all beings and seek to foster environments that nurture growth, healing, and transformation while having So.  Much.  Fun.  Through our offerings, we aim to inspire others to embrace who they are, connect with their own inner wisdom, and cultivate a sense of purpose and belonging in the world.

We are committed to continual learning, evolution, and service, recognizing that our collective efforts have the power to create positive change both within ourselves and in the wider world. Together, we strive to weave a vibrant tapestry of community, connection, and conscious living, one wholehearted interaction, one mindful practice, one joy-filled smile at a time.

 

Jill Knouse

Founder, E-RYT 500

Wisdom and compassion, artistry and inquiry, sweat and soul weave together in the experiences Jill creates. This kind of tapestry is born from her love of movement and the postures, her love of music and imagery, and her genuine interest in people. Deep explorations into the practices of yoga, including study in India, continue to evolve and enrich how she shows up to share the practice. This is not to overlook all that has been gleaned by walking through life with its highs and lows. 

Teaching for nearly 20 years, Jill recognizes the value of being flexible, feeling fortified, cultivating balance and seeking alignment through asana practice. And, even more importantly, she appreciates how crucial these principles are to our lives. She is inspired by the human spirit — our resiliency and strength. This inspiration keeps her engaged, learning and continuously integrating. Jill loves sharing directly from her life experience in an honest, grounded way.
 
Jill is registered with the Yoga Alliance (YA) at the 200 and 500-hour levels.  
 
Jill loves adventure travel and she merges that passion with her work by taking yoga groups all around the globe. When home, she can be found spending time with her family, friends, and most often with her husband, Michael, and their two pups, Addie and Dug.
 

Juan Pablo Hernández Zorrilla

Director of Operations & Guest Experience

 

 

“If the whole universe can be found in our own body and mind, this is where we need to make our inquires. We all have the answers within ourselves, we just have not got in touch with them yet. The potential of finding the truth within requires faith in ourselves.” ― Ayya Khema

 

Jill’s Continuing Education History

2024

  • The Science of Stretching 4.0, Jules Mitchell

2023

  • Five Elements, Yoga + Ayurveda , Dr. Sujatha Kekada + Janet Stone

2022

  • Applied Anatomy for Yogis, Jenni Rawlings
  • The Science of Stretching, Jules Mitchell

2021-2022

  • Martha Beck Institute, Wayfinder Coach Training

2021

  • New Ventures West, Foundations of Coaching
  • Positive Intelligence Coach Training, Shirzad Chamine

2020 (cuz we all had time on our hands!)

  • The Wisdom of Yoga, Applied Yoga Philosophy Immersion, Nicolai Bachman
  • Ayurveda and Nutrition, Nicolai Bachman
  • A Year of Ayurveda, Matthew Remski
  • 7-day Silent Meditation Immersion + Study, Open Gate Sangha, Adyashanti
  • Foundations of Tantrik Yoga / Embodied Yoga, Hareesh Wallis

2019

  • Deconstruct to Reconstruct, Alexandria Crow
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training, Saki F. Santorelli & Florence Meleo-Meyer/Founder Jon Kabat-Zinn

2018

  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras + Philosophy, Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Energy Therapy, Reiki Level 1 & 2 Attunements 

2017

  • Beyond Yoga Alignment + The Role of Anatomy & Biomechanics in Yoga, Jules Mitchell

2016

  • Sequencing Asana, Jason Crandell
  • Yin Yoga / Paul + Suzee Grilley Method, Paul Terrell
  • Meditation & 20 Tantrik Yamas & Niyamas, Cristina Star Ryan + Hareesh Wallis

2015

  • India Teaching Immersion, Janet Stone, Hareesh Wallis, Shiva Kumar

2013

  • Anatomy Immersion, Ray Long

2010

  • Anatomy Immersion, Ana Forrest + Ellen Heed

 

2007-2008

  • Oregon School of Massage: 600 hours

2006

  • CorePower Yoga 200-Hour