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Jill Lawson
From an early age Jill knew she was destined for a life and career in wellbeing. She received her M.ED from Texas State University in Physical Education with an emphasis in Health and Wellness and in 1996, became an American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist. In 1999, Jill went on to become a certified Power Yoga Teacher and then a Sivananda Yoga Teacher in 2004.

Jill’s greatest accomplishments came in 2005 when she founded ‘Jill Lawson Yoga’, teaching Vinyasa Flow, Core Yoga, Ski Yoga, Yoga for Golf and Pilates in southwest Colorado. Jill also contributes to the Diets in Review Blog, Body in Balance TV blog, Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine, Yoga Magazine, Showshoe Mag and leads yoga retreats for Via Yoga, Sayulita Mexico.


Twitter: @jilllawsonyoga

Entries by Jill Lawson

50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 2:25 PM

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the courage to look around, you will see men and women contorted in grotesque positions, with various limbs bound and tied. You will...

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Yoga in America: Where Bowing to God Is Not Religious

(108) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 6:25 PM

Over the last decade yoga has become more popular than ever, just not in India. There, yoga is an unassuming, spiritual, and for some, a faithful religious practice.

Yoga in America, however, is a secular, multi-billion dollar industry. It is only a philosophical or spiritual practice when...

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Have What You Want and Live the Life of Your Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 3:39 PM

Everyone has big dreams, yet no one has forever and a day to realize them. If you are looking forward to achieving a goal, checking off your bucket list, or living your dream life, the following tips will help you eliminate all that keeps you from moving forward...

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Yoga Studios Across America are Embracing FreeFlow: a Unique Path to Freedom of Expression Through Music

(2) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 10:13 PM

Music inspires. It not only awakens the senses, it can encourage deep relaxation, as well as generate energy and movement in the body. Many use music to enliven, some use music to find emotional release; others use music to spark creativity and freedom of expression. The concept of freedom is...

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Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Yoga in America is growing exponentially and it's apparent that women have all but dominated the practice. According to recent statistics, 72 percent of the 15 million people who practice yoga in the United States are women. With millions of women practicing yoga, it is no...

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Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

(8) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 11:40 AM

The inner conflicts that occur within the mind of the modern American yogi are, not surprisingly, similar to those portrayed in The Bhagavad Gita. After all, the Gita is one of the most influential books on yogic philosophy in the world.

The Gita, illustrated in the Mahabharata,...

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Seven Habits of Highly Unhealthy People

(19) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Habits are mighty. They have the ability to make or break us. It seems as if bad habits are the easiest to create, yet the hardest to cease. Good habits however, take a lifetime to build.

More often than not people habitually conduct themselves in a manner that does...

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Romancing the Om: A Look Into Yoga in America

(46) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM

In the days of old, yogis gave up their worldly possessions and adopted a system of ancient techniques and rituals, with the intention to unite with God. Today, Americans have a slightly different approach.

After reflecting on yoga's history and purpose, it is surprising to me how yoga has become...

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Morgan Uceny's 1500-meter Fall Provides Gold Medal Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 5:21 PM

Everyone who watched the devastating fall of Morgan Uceny in the 1500-meter final was probably reminded of a time when they themselves felt shamed, low and completely defeated on some level. However painful to see, accidents or mistakes during a major competition such as the Olympic Games can teach us...

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Many Americans Are Content With Early Death Due to Inactivity

(5) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 10:57 PM

The news is layered with a plethora of studies that suggest living an inactive lifestyle is deadly. Many of us know, yet few are willing to admit, that sitting, being sedentary, and living a computer-bound life lead to early death. These facts are so startling, yet there are still so...

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Clearing Out the Clutter: Help Is On the Horizon for Pathological Collectors

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 5:17 PM

I will never forget the way my dad cleaned out his old shed. Instead of taking the time to sort through dusty and mysterious piles of what had been collecting for umpteen years, he figured out a clever and more efficient way to purge. He siphoned some gasoline from his...

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Why is Yoga Hard for Some Men?

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 6:09 PM

While women can cruise through an hour and a half of yoga relatively unscathed, even very fit men can end up feeling defeated, left soaking in a puddle of sweat by the time corpse pose comes to their rescue. The following is an explanation into why this happens.


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Good Intentions: Staying Off the Road to Hell

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 2:57 PM

Do your 'good intentions' have ulterior motives? Do they rely heavily on expected outcomes? Do they sabotage your self-esteem when you fail to follow through? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading.

British writer Aldous Huxley stated, "Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it...

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How to Find Balance in Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2011 | 12:39 PM

To have a balanced mind and body is to experience a state of equilibrium within your lifestyle choices, relationships and work habits. At times you may notice yourself falling off kilter and tipping the scales toward excess and overindulgence, other times you are slipping in the other direction towards lack...

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