Jill Holden

Studio Owner / Director / Teacher

Jill is passionate about helping people deepen their connection to themselves and to community through insightful yoga and meditation practices.

Jill first discovered yoga over 20 years ago as a means of therapy to recover and heal from a running injury. She quickly realized the amazing physical benefits, and through a dedicated yoga practice she experienced the therapeutic benefits and discovered more balance, strength, flexibility and peace in her body and in life.

Jill completed the Modo teacher training March 2009 in Kerala, India. Shortly after her return from India, Jill met her now co-business partner, Joanna Thurlow, and their shared dream of opening a Modo Studio in St. John’s came to fruition February 2012.

Jill has completed over 2,000 hours in trainings over the last 10 years including:  Modo, Modo Level 2, Yin Yoga, Blissology, and Vinyasa Krama. She has attended several mini retreats and intensive studies with the late Shôken Michael Stone, Whit Hornsberger, and Eoin Finn and Insiya Rasiwala-Finn.  Jill is also committed to mindfulness and self awareness practices with her mentor, Moira Darling.

Jill has co-led several yoga and meditation retreat offerings since 2015 as JOY Retreat, hosting in various countries all over the word: Nicaragua, Panama, Morocco, and upcoming in Peru March 6-13, 2020 (space available!)

An engaging teacher, Jill offers a balance of her knowledge in anatomy, yoga philosophy, and teachings from her life experiences that sparks a light, humour, and connection. For Jill, yoga and meditation practice is the connection to peace, grace and courage through life’s waves, and brings awareness, space and strength to body and mind.