Featured Teacher: Jill NielsenFarrell

Why do you practice?
To remind myself I am a spiritual being having a human experience and not the other way around.

Why do you teach?
To spread the love.

Exceptional people with exceptional challenges.

Who have you trained with?
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Tej Kaur Khalsa, Jai Dev Singh and others.

What style do you teach?
Kundalini Yoga, Yo!

What’s your favorite food?
Sweet potato fries with vegan sour cream.

Do you own any animals?
A one-eyed Boston Terrier and a portly French Bulldog.

What’s on your playlist right now?
The Staple Sisters station on Pandora.

What’s your favorite yoga accessory?
My sheepskin, of course.

What style influences your teaching?
Chill humor and an inner awareness of the inter-connectedness of everything.

Favorite yoga pose?
Probably Ego Eradicator but it changes depending on what I’m working on.

What are you reading?
Traditional Chinese Medicine books.

Favorite quote?

Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear. – Lao Tzu

What is your favorite TV show of all time?
Six Feet Under.

What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
Forest Princess

Your favorite item of clothing?
My new Yoga on High sweatshirt!

What did you want to be when you were little?
A veterinarian

In the animal kingdom, which animal would you be?
A wolf

Do you dream in color?

What word describes you best?

What drives you every day?

Who do you admire?
Short list: My mother, Elyn Saks, Paramahansa Yogananda, Annie Lamott, Leonard Cohen.

What is your mission?
To explore my own consciousness while living with courage and grace.

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
After a particularly difficult time, a friend watched my sons every Monday night for about a year so I could go to Kundalini Yoga class. It saved us.

Fun fact about you?
I can curl my tongue into a clover shape.