Really loved Jason's Powerful Vinyasa class! He gave us an exciting flow that really challenged my core and balance. Also really enjoyed that it was an outdoor class, but be aware that he's a little soft-spoken, so try to get to the front if you can so you don't miss anything with all the outdoor noise! Definitely will take this class with him again.
Arise Yoga Owner and Founder, Jillian Schiavi is a seasoned vinyasa teacher, collaborative and transparent business owner, and deep listener.
Jillian brings her experience, insight, and intuition to both her teaching and entrepreneurial style. Welcoming conversation, openness, kindness, and partnership with the people she employs, her focus with Arise Yoga is to help cultivate community spaces that support and nourish all who come to practice.
An artist and writer, her creativity also informs her class sequencing, instruction, and the emphasis she places on pranayama, and moving gracefully with breath. She loves connecting to the community of students in her studio and online classes, and believes that yoga is most effective when practiced off the mat and out in the world.
Alongside running the studio, Jillian heads programming, and teaches Nonviolent Communication, Dharma Talks, and Uncovering Your Authentic Voice in Arise Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training program. She’s excited to help shape and support a new wave of compassionate, creative, and beautifully diverse yoga teachers. Her focus on empathetic listening and linking yogic philosophy to day-to-day interactions is apparent throughout her teaching, and takes center stage in the Arise Teacher Training.
Jillian believes in fair compensation and equity in the world of yoga. She offers all teachers who work with her collaborative contracts, paid sick time, and opportunities for growth - both in pay, and in professional development. She seeks ways to bring this practice to more people, and especially to those populations previously underserved by the yoga industry.
An optimist by nature, Jillian trusts that even from a place of uncertainty, beauty, love, and joy can arise.