HEALING IS POSSIBLE

JILLIAN GUINTA
yoga therapist 

Have you ever been stuck between "I want to feel better" and "...but I don't know how"?

Through a magical mixture of nervous system science, dark humor and therapeutic movement, I help people understand their mental and physical ailments and work with them to create practices that set them up for lasting happiness and ease!

As an avid student of healing arts and therapeutic modalities, I have undertaken a lifetime of leadership (and apprenticeship) roles in helping students and community members make incredible transformations in mind, body, psyche and spirit through my work as a Yoga Therapist. I have used and continue to use these modalities and others because they have made tremendous contributions to my own healing and growth. Like any great program, it works if you work it!  

My life purpose is to use my perspective and accepting nature to support and guide others who are courageously committing to transforming their lives and overcoming the life-limiting patterns caused by the presence of unresolved traumas and addictions to destructive habits as well as those who are recovering from spinal injuries. I wholeheartedly believe in the inevitability of healing, peace and freedom for all who seek it and commit to the work.     

In addition to my work life, I am a student of Christian and Yogic philosophy and spend the vast majority of my connecting to people and making new friends in my new home state of Louisiana! As someone who is obsessed with learning, I have attained several national and international professional certifications including over 1,000 hours of training in Yoga Therapy, meditation and breath-work as well as personal fitness and nutritional coaching. Academically speaking, I hold baccalaureate degree in Dance from Rutgers and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Media from Seton Hall University where I was names Adjunct Professor of the Year (2015-2016) shortly before my move to the deep south! I'm happy to report that I still dance and teach every single day and I love it! 

Presently, I occupy my time working with the world's most wonderful private clients, teaching workshops on the science of trauma and recovery for helping professional and facilitating specialized series in yoga for trauma, spinal care and postpartum pelvic floor health.

SUPPORT FOR YOUR JOURNEY WITH...
PTSD - Spinal Injuries - Chronic Pain - Cardiac Care 
 Anxiety - Depression - Mental Clarity & Focus  
Autism - Pre & Post-Natal Care - Insomnia 
YOGA VS. YOGA THERAPY


Yoga comprises a wide range of mind/body practices, from postural and breathing exercises to deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga therapy tailors these to the health needs of the individual. It helps to promote holistic positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions. The therapy is particularly appropriate for many chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment. The Yoga Therapist designation is attained by completing a rigorous 1,000-hour course of study through a program that meets the standards set forth by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

CREDENTIALS & ACCOLADES

Certificate in Yoga Therapy, International Association of Yoga Therapists, 2020
Certificate in 1,000-Hours of Yoga Therapy, Prema Yoga Therapeutics, NYC, 2019 
Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, The Flourishing Center, NYC, 2017
Teacher of the Year, Seton Hall University, 2015-2016
 Experienced Registered 500-Hour Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 2016  
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, International Sports Science Association, 2008 – 2014
Master of Arts in Education, Seton Hall University, 2013
Assisted Myofascial Release / Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, BTF, 2008  
CPR / AED, American Heart Association, 2008 – 2019  
Certified Personal Trainer, AAAI / International Sports Medicine Association, 2008     

GROWING TOGETHER

Experience healing for the mind, body and spirit. These are three areas of study that inform my work.  

Positive psychology

Positive psychology is the study of optimal human functioning. Using tools from this area, we can identify, explore and change mindsets, habits, thoughts, and limiting beliefs.


SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

This therapeutic work helps us address triggers and residual affects of traumatic life events that may have become stored in the body as physical memories perceived through emotion and sensation.


THERAPEUTIC YOGA

Learn to manage stress and chronic pain using meditation, breathing techniques and therapeutic movement sequences. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, is our guide for practice.