Jill Knouse


Jill Knouse

Sweat & soul, wisdom & compassion, artistry & inquiry weave together in the yoga experiences Jill creates. This kind of tapestry is born from her love of movement and the postures, of music and imagery, of yoga philosophy and a genuine interest in human nature, in what makes us tick. Countless deep explorations into the practices of yoga, including study in India, continue to expand and enrich her teaching. This is not to overlook all that has been gleaned from simply walking through life with all its ups and downs. Jill’s journey through and to the other side of breast cancer left her looking through a new, wider lens and she is even more motivated to learn, to grow and to share.
While she recognizes the value of being flexible, feeling fortified, cultivating balance and seeking appropriate alignment through asana practice, even more importantly, Jill sees how crucial these principles are to our lives and to our living. Jill’s ongoing fascination with the human spirit — its resiliency and strength — keeps her inspired, pursuing and continuously integrating. Jill loves sharing her knowledge and life experience in an honest, grounded way.





Jill’s Ongoing Study Includes the Following Trainings:

Jill is trained at the 500-hour level and has committed over 15 years to sharing her love for and understanding of the practices in local studios, via workshops, retreats, in teacher trainings and via group + individual mentorship.


The Wisdom of Yoga, Applied Yoga Philosophy Immersion, Nicolai Bachman

Ayurveda and Nutrition, Nicolai Bachman

A Year of Ayurveda, Matthew Remski

Silent Meditation Immersion + Study, Open Gate Sangha, Adyashanti

Foundations of Tantrik Yoga / Embodied Yoga, Hareesh Wallis


Deconstruct to Reconstruct, Alexandria Crow

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training, Saki F. Santorelli & Florence Meleo-Meyer/Founder Jon Kabat-Zinn


Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras + Philosophy, Judith Hanson Lasater

Energy Therapy, Reiki Level 1 & 2 Attunements 


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


Sequencing Asana, Jason Crandell

Yin Yoga / Paul + Suzee Grilley Method, Paul Terrell

Meditation & 20 Tantrik Yamas & Niyamas, Cristina Star Ryan + Hareesh Wallis


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


Anatomy Immersion, Ray Long


Anatomy Immersion, Ana Forrest + Ellen Heed


Oregon School of Massage: 600 hours


CorePower Yoga 200-Hour

Jill continues to look to the writings + teachings of thought leaders and influencers — both past & present — including (in no particular order): Eknath Easwaran, Mark Nepo, Pema Chodron, Vasant Lad, Steve Hagen, Matthew Remski, Stephen Cope, T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, J Krishnamurti, Stephen Mitchell, Nicolai Bachman, Tara Brach, Brené Brown, Judith Hanson Lasater, Pramahansa Yogananda, Hiro Boga, Adyashanti, David Whyte, John O’Donahue, Ramana Maharshi, Georg Feuerstein, BKS Iyengar, Amy Matthews, Peter Blackaby, Mary Oliver, Mark Singleton, UG Krishnamurti, Mahatma Ghandi, Patanjali, Vyasa, Marcus Aurelius, Sri Swami Satchidananda


“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