About Jill Camera E-RYT 500
Jill began teaching Yoga in 2001. She is trained in Vinyāsa, alignment and philosophical methods via the Krishnamacharya lineage. In 2004, she co-authored the ever- popular primer, the YogaFan.
Jill was the primary teacher and director of Yoga philosophy for Sacred Sounds Yoga studio's 200 and 500 HR teacher training programs. Located on Bleecker Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, she was instrumental in building Sacred Sounds Yoga TT program from their opening in 2011 to their closure in 2019.
She is currently a guest Yoga philosophy teacher trainer at Ishta Yoga in NYC and The Center for Health and Healing in NJ. Jill previously taught in numerous yoga studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn including Yoga Sutra NYC, Earth Yoga, Atmananda Yoga, Yoga 2.16 Hosh Yoga , Dou Yoga and Sacred Yoga.
Jill taught group, private and corporate āsana (posture) classes in Manhattan and Southern California. Most notably, she was a senior teacher at the esteemed and loved East Village neighborhood yoga studio East, as well as a much-in-demand sub teacher for many YogaWorks locations.
During the Covid pandemic, Jill took a sabbatical from teaching using this time to continue work on her book project Yoga and the Tarot - Wisdom Teachings behind the Poses©.
She is looking forward to once again hosting her popular Yoga and the Tarot workshops online and/or in studio.
Jill strives to present the ageless wisdom teachings of Yoga and the Western Magical Tradition in a contemporary and accessible manner for her students.
She received her advance teaching certification from Adrienne Burke, former Director of Jivamukti School NYC teacher trainings and has studied anatomy and alignment with Beth Beigler, Ayurvedic Practitioner. Jill began teaching Yoga philosophy in 2007 thanks to Liz Mandarano, colleague and former owner of Yoga Effects school on the Upper East Side.
Jill currently studies Vedic Chanting and chanting the Yoga Su̅tras of Patañjali with Guta Hedewig, former Director of Yoga Sutra NYC and Philadelphia and currently Director of The Yoga School NY.
Jill herself served as Director of Vinyasa for several years at the legendary Yoga Sutra NYC school located at 42nd and Fifth Avenue. Yoga Sutra NYC housed three distinct yoga styles and studios, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar. The studio also hosted the most revered Yoga philosophy teachers and authors giving workshops and lectures at the time (2005-2012).
It was there she completed numerous philosophy courses with Dr. Edwin Bryant, Christopher Hildebrandt and Chase Bossart.
Jill is also a long-time student of "western" esoteric philosophy, most notably Dion Fortune and Ken Wilber.
She is co-founder, with Lady Suzanne Present, of the East Village School of the Occult Arts and Sciences. Both she and Lady Suzanne completed all four parts of The Society of the Inner Light Correspondence Course over a two year study immersion.
Jill is proud to have been a resident of the East Village since 1984 and a vegetarian since 1979.
She wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to all of her teachers, students, friends and family, with love and thanks especially to the IPA.
“I desire to know in order to serve"