Vital You

Vital You

5.0 (2)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I am most passionate about helping others truly take care of their bodies, minds and spirits. I offer a unique style of yoga that is heavily based in biomechanics and alignment and uses props to support your practice. I have a yoga studio in my home with a 4 station yoga wall that provides many additional props and support to your practice. 

I offer private and small group classes.

My Qualifications:

I have been a Physical Therapist for 16 years working with athletes, general orthopedics, women's health, joint replacement, spinal issues, scoliosis, ergonomics, Parkinson's, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and seniors.

I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, RY200 + additional course work in Restorative Therapy and Matwork Pilates. 

I have also held a consistent movement based meditation practice for 15 years.  

I enjoy working 1:1 with you to really get clear on what is important to you and how you want to develop your yoga practice, movement or meditation practice. 

The one on one instruction with private lessons to provide an optimal and meaningful experience for the student. 

Small group classes that enable me to provide adjustments (verbal or tactile) to students to ensure proper alignment to prevent injury. There is also a strong feeling of community in my classes. Everyone knows one another and there is a welcoming and inclusive feeling to the studio and classes. 

Read more about this pro


Credentials

Denver, CO 80214
Email verified
Phone verified

2 Reviews

5.0

  • Debra Larsen

    Jill's expertise and experience with both yoga and physical therapy was just what I needed. She did a thorough assessment before we started the actual yoga class. For me this was super important as I have some fragile areas of my body. She created a program specific to me, and we expand it every week. I'm gaining strength and flexibility, loving yoga again. Her studio is also really great. I love the yoga wall. Thanks, Jill!

  • Joey Hazelton

    My wife and I love working with Jill. I hurt my shoulder awhile back and it was really starting to bother me. Jill has been working with both us us to really help. I had never done Yoga before and wasn't sure what to expect. Jill is warm and very caring. She is a master at her craft and takes her work seriously, but still have fun doing it. Thank you Jill. We love this. If you are interested in Yoga, you gotta talk to Jill.



Photos & Videos


FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Phone call to find out what you are specifically looking for with lessons. 

Meet in person at my yoga studio in my home.  If you would like to take yoga/pilates/strengthening lessons, I will do a full physical evaluation: Posture/ strength/flexibility and assess movement imbalances to better inform our work together and then create a yoga program specific to your body and goals. 

If you are interested in meditation lessons, I will look more specifically at what you are interested in getting out of your meditation practice and together we will create a meditation program that is unique to you. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Physical Therapist for 16 years

Registered Yoga Teacher for 5 years

Pilates Mat Training 

Ergonomics Specialist - work related injuries and work station assessments

Meditation Instructor and Facilitator- 10 years 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yoga/PT Private Lessons:  Initial Evaluation: Physical Therapy and Yoga Evaluation: $150:  1.5 hours

Follow up Private Lessons $100/ session,  $90/ session for purchase of 3 or more lessons

Small Group Class (available after initial consult) $20/class


How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching since a very young age. I was a swim instructor in my teens and early college years.  My professional job as a physical therapist involves teaching as my primary focus. I love educating people about their bodies and helping them to get empowered to take ownership over their own health. 


What types of students have you worked with?

All types. 

Athletes, women (pregnant and post partum), seniors, children, people with work related injuries, people with neurological conditions (Parkinson's Disease/ MS) and people of all ages.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I currently am hosting a Thursday night Ayurveda Yoga Series to have a grounded and slower yoga practice to counteract the active summer season. We focus on slower yoga postures, meditation, restorative yoga and then share a meal together. It is providing a very wonderful sense of groundedness for the students and an opportunity for people to get to know one another in our yoga community. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What times are realistic for me to fit into my schedule so that I can attend class a regularly as I would like?

What is most important to me or what do I want to get out of my time with my practice? Some ideas are: Increase my overall strength and flexibility, learn how to use my yoga practice to manage stress, learn about my body or get empowered to take control of my health and my wellbeing or to have more community support.