Jillian Pransky, author of Deep Listening, is an international presenter, certified yoga therapist, and has taught mindfulness, yoga, and meditation for over 20 years.
Jillian is the creator of Yoga Journal's On-Line Program Restorative 101, a featured yoga expert for Prevention magazine, and teaches at renowned holistic learning centers including Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Mohonk Mountain House, and Blue Spirit Retreat Center. Her Calm Body, Clear Mind DVD and Relax More CD have garnered excellent reviews from Dr. Mehmet Oz, Yoga Journal, and many others.
A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Jillian 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.
At age 9, Jillian was first introduced to yoga as well as initiated into TM (her mother’s idea of "family counseling"). But it wasn’t until the early '90s that she began a passionate study of yoga. She was first certified to teach yoga in 1994 and was initiated into the ISHTA yoga lineage by Yogi Raj Alan Finger and his father, Mani Finger, in 1998. 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, and the mind-body work of Dr. Herbert Benson, Richard Davidson, and Danielle Segal.
In 2000, after 10 years in the corporate world, Jillian left her position as mass market marketing director for St Martin’s Press to transform her part-time yoga career into her a full-time passion. Since then she has been featured in Dr. Memhet Oz's video YOGA 101, offered a TEDx Talk, and her work has appeared in many publications including the New York Times Well Blog, Prevention magazine, Women's Health, Yoga Journal, Self magazine, Family Circle, and has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg Radio.