Jillian is the owner of Yelm Yoga Centers, she grew up in Snohomish WA were she enjoyed her life as a team gymnast for 20 years and then later became a goal driven team coach. As a certified USA Gymnastic Instructor she enjoyed helping gymnasts excel and win scholarships to various colleges, as that was a passion she had always wished for herself. After graduating from Lake WA College in personal training, physical fitness & nutrition, she continued her education at Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelors degree, and double majoring in Interior Design and Motion Graphics. In her later college years she started a consistent Yoga practice in between all the sitting, editing, and animating cartoons. She found that the Asana helped bring more balanced to her life. After realizing she felt numb for years and as if life had no real significance or purpose, accept for superficial external achievements, she finally found The College of Purna Yoga. She was supported to unfold her numb layers and face her vulnerabilities so she could deepen her self love. Through this connection she started living a truly loving life. As her teacher Savitri calls it a "Heartfull" life. After becoming a 500-RYT Purna Yoga instructor where she learned how to live a purposeful life of Integrity, deep Respect and Love, she has continued on to the 2,000 hour Purna Yoga teacher training were she absorbs even more inspiration, knowledge, and refinement. After all her experience of teaching she now holds a 500-E-RYT with the Yoga Alliance as a teachers teacher. She loves to teach teacher training's and witness others connecting deeply to their hearts. To keep her passion even more Alive, she joins two continual education classes at the College of Purna Yoga each week with the Aadil Palkhivala and the pure Love Savitri. Jillian looks forward to sharing her passions of Yoga to all interested in a true change and living their own Heartfull* life.
Miguel is one of the Founders of Yelm Yoga Center and teaches the Tai Chi classes and the work shops at the school. He also works as an Engineer for India's largest network services company. He grew up in the forests of Central America so he loves being in nature. He believes it is our responsibility to be Earth's caretakers. He has been a Martial Artist since he was a young boy learning from his grandfather all the ways of Virabhadra the Friendly Warrior. He came to the US and served 4 years in the Military in hazardous duty on the East German border and Korea. As a result of a life in physical maximus, he suffered severe spine, hip and shoulder injuries. Doctors pushed for surgery and gave endless amounts of prescription drugs that sent him down a dark path of depression and pain. He found The College of Purna Yoga where he learned Human Anatomy, Ayurveda and ancient Vedic philosophies that helped change his life forever. He now feels it is his responsibility in life to pass along the knowledge of self healing and creation of your own reality to all that will listen. Miguel has never been so happy and successful and says you can do the same!
Isabel is a local Yelm resident and has grown up around beautiful rural western Washington. She attended local schools and graduated from the Running Start Program at South Puget Sound Community College with her Associate in Arts. She is a lover of the outdoors and an adventure-enthusiast. She enjoys skiing and hiking, and her yoga practice has been a vital source for taking care of her body and mind, as well as strengthening her awareness to the beauty all around us. She began her Yoga practice with Jillian Latimer at Yelm Yoga Center in 2011 as a young woman, and she gives her deepest appreciation to her teacher and her Asana practice. Her consistent Asana practice and the knowledge she has acquired about nutrition, anatomy, self discipline, and self care have helped shape her into the young adult that she is today. She aspires to live a healthy, joyous life and to share her love for yoga with her students. Isabel is a graduate of the College of Purna Yoga at the 200 hour level and is educated in safe, alignment based yoga. She teaches the CO-ED Sweat and Glow class and an All Levels class, giving her the opportunity to teach a wide variety of students and class levels.
Keanne has been a resident of Yelm Washington. She graduated from near by rainier high school, President of the Local Community Service Club. Keanne enjoys playing piano and guitar when she's not practicing Asana along with appreciating the outdoors skiing as her favorite season is winter. Yoga has been an Absolute in her life allowing her to exceed in all of these activities bringing full awareness and ability to value every moment. She began her yoga practice in 2011 when introduced to Jillian and her beautiful studio. She treasures the knowledge that her teachers and Asana practice has given her. The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has given her the knowledge about Nutrition, Anatomy, Self Discipline, Self Love and Care. These things have helped to create her into the young woman she has become. Keanne lives a life of Progress, Love, and Healthy living. To be able to share her passion of yoga with others, brings her Joy!!