“Jillian’s teaching style and deep respect for each student has literally changed my life. She is the only teacher I know who is completely lacking in judgment or ego when she teaches. I get a huge dose of love, just being in her class. I would follow her wherever she goes” — Rosanne Cash
Jillian Pransky is an international presenter, the director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks, and a founding Director of Bright Spirit Yoga Trainings. She infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. Her seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit, while attuning with nature and the environment, creates inspiring classes and an integrative healing experience. Her technique focuses on harmonizing the inner and outer worlds, leaving students feeling grounded, relaxed, and open.
Jillian is one of the many seasoned yoga teachers who graciously tried our Priti product. Since she is a specialist in the fields of restorative yoga and yoga therapeutics— a discipline that is swimming in yoga blankets— we felt lucky to indulge her. We actually surprised her with our Cloud Nine Quilted Yoga Blanket. Hence, we'd like to celebrate Jillian and share her critique:
"I Love my Priti Cloud Nine Blanket! It is beautiful—and just as dynamic. I have used it as a bolster, yoga blanket, meditation seat, and to cozy up on the couch. This unique yoga blanket has endless possibilities."
At age 9, Jillian was first introduced to yoga as well as initiated into TM Meditation (her mother’s idea of ‘family counseling’). But it wasn’t until the early 90’s that she began a passionate study of yoga. She was first certified to teach yoga in 1995 and in 1998, was initiated into the ISHTA yoga lineage by Yogi Raj Alan Finger and his father Mani Finger.
Since then she has been graced with the opportunity to study deeply with many masters and today, her work is greatly influenced by Erich Schiffmann, and somatic movement therapist Dr. Ruella Frank. As a student of Pema Chodron’s since 1998, Jillian’s yoga is infused with Buddhist meditation and spirituality. She also draws from trainings and intensives with T.K.V. Desikachar, Sharon Salzberg, Gary Kraftsow, Angela Farmer, Stephen Cope, and more. She is a E-500 Registered Yoga Alliance teacher, ISHTA Yoga Certified, Anusara trained and Certified in Restorative Yoga Therapy and Thai Yoga Healing.