Instructors

Jill Elliott – Gentle Yoga

Following the suggestion of her loving husband, Steve, Jill began practicing yoga in the fall of 2009 at Orland Physical Therapy under the teaching of Becky Johnson and later Cara Langan. She was in need of physical relief from lower back discomfort, and emotional peace following the death of her daughter, Rachel. Through regular yoga practice she found physical healing, tools to help cope with her emotions, and community. In 2015, Jill came to a place where she desired to deepen her personal yoga practice and she wanted to give back to the community in some way. With the support of her husband, she enrolled in a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training & Advanced Studies Yoga program at the Yoga Center of Chico. Through the teaching and expertise of Tom Hess, Rex Stromness, and Dr. Paula Barros, she studied different styles of yoga (Iyengar, Ashtanga based Vinyasa, and Anusara), yoga history and philosophy, anatomy, learned to teach, and truly deepened her own practice. In May of 2016, she became a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, certified to teach yoga, and has been doing so publicly since September of 2016. Jill’s intention as a yoga teacher is to help others recover/discover strength, body awareness, balance, and community leading to a life with more ease and well-being through a regular yoga practice.

Becky Johnson – Hatha Flow Yoga & Power Yoga

Becky started her yoga journey almost 15 years ago when she tried her first class. She was amazed at the calmness and strength yoga gave her physically, mentally and spiritually. She has taught yoga for over 10 years now and is grateful for the gifts that a yoga practice can bring. She makes each class accessible to all that attend by showing modifications and adaptions for poses. Becky is a strong believer in a safe practice that helps students become more aware of their body and allows them to move at their own pace.

Cara Langan – Hatha Flow Yoga & Power Yoga

Twelve years ago, after the birth of her third daughter Cara began practicing yoga. It initially was a way for her to combat neck and back pain brought on by stress and working with small children. However, through regular practice she realized she was gaining much more than physical health and strength. She was gaining an internal awareness, a sense of calm, and the power within. This led her to eventually further her studies in Shamballa and then pursue a 200-hour Yoga Instructor training at Awakened Yoga in Chico. Cara finds teaching yoga as a natural extension of her daily life as a classroom teacher. Her classes reflect the many teachers who have guided and influenced her growth. It is her intention to continue in their path and share their knowledge and passion for yoga. She finds it is a beautiful personal journey within a community of love and support.